Advent Retreat: “Hope or Delusion?”

hopeDescription: “Hope or Delusions?”

Thomas Merton raised this question about the meaning of Advent, especially when hope comes in conflict with darkness. He writes that: “Advent is the sacrament of the presence of God in the world.” This Advent weekend will be an invitation to receive the sacrament of hope so that we might walk from the darkness into the light.

Date, Time and Cost:

This program begins at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 4, 2015 and it ends on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM.  The cost is $180 for residents and $130 for commuters.  There is a $40 Non- Refundable Deposit.  Your registration is not confirmed until your deposit is received.

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About The Presenter: Fr. Anthony Ciorra

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, nationally known as a speaker and retreat director, is the Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University. He has served in various ministries and as the former Dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University as well as director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. He is the author of several books including Everyday Mysticism: Cherishing the Holy and Moral Formation in the Parish: With Your Whole Heart Turn to God.

Date(s) - 12/04/2015 - 12/06/2015
All Day

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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