Guided Retreat: “Spirituality on Film: The Realities of God’s Grace”


This silent guided retreat will focus on two themes – intertwined:   The ‘reality/ies of Grace’ and ‘film as both art and parable’.  Together we will reflect on the various aspects of ‘real grace’   As experienced in our concrete daily lives – our own ‘’lived stories’   alive with Grace.  Morning presentations and evening film screenings will hopefully encourage us to pray with God’s movements in our lives –   including through the power of the art of films as parables of Grace.

Topics included:

  •         the power of grace
  •         how does grace change us?
  •         integrating the ‘un-gracious’ experiences of life
  •         the ‘ascension of Grace’ in Love
  •         can ‘anything/everything be different’ with Grace?
  •         extension of Grace into the world/creation

Schedule will allow for quiet times of prayer, reflection, journaling, and daily Eucharist.  Handouts (including focus points for each film) will be available.  For anyone interested, a new option will offer  discussion times centered on our prayer and film experiences. (Please bring a Bible and notebook/journal)

Date, Time and Cost:

This program begins at 7 PM on Monday, October 23, 2017 and ends at 11 AM on Sunday, October 29, 2017.  The cost is $475.  There is a $75 non-refundable deposit.  Your registration is not confirmed until the deposit is received.

About The Presenter: Michael Laratonda

Michael Laratonda, FMS, a Marist Brother, served as associate director of Wellsprings. An experienced spiritual director and administrator, Michael has offered numerous workshops in journaling, dreams, prayer, sexuality, intimacy and celibacy. Michael is involved in retreat work, spiritual direction, and facilitating programs for various communities throughout the U.S.

Date(s) - 10/23/2017 - 10/29/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 am

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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