The Spirituality of Christian Hope


This retreat gently explores several foundations of our Christian hope: the miracle of creation, the beautiful person of Jesus, the redemptive power of pain and suffering, and the inexplicable love we give and receive in our everyday lives. Using scripture, music, stories, poetry, and humor, Sr. Melannie will encourage us to enter more deeply into the Mystery of God, the ultimate source of all hope.

Date, Time and Cost:

This program begins at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017 and ends at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 9, 2017/

The cost is $180 for residents or $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: Melannie Svoboda SND

Melannie Svoboda, SND is a sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio for 51 years. She has served as a high school and college teacher, novice director, and president of her congregation. She also ministered in the Jesuit novitiate in Detroit for six years. Currently she gives talks and facilitates retreats nationally. A free-lance writer for many years, Sr. Melannie is the author of numerous articles and thirteen books including Traits of a Healthy Spirituality, When the Rain Speaks, Everyday Epiphanies, When the Blue Heron Flies, and The Lord is My Shepherd. Her favorite pastimes include walking, listening to music, reading, working crossword puzzles and sudokus, and cheering for her beloved Cleveland sports teams.

Date(s) - 04/07/2017 - 04/09/2017
All Day

Franciscan Spiritual Center

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