Retreat Starters

Transformation and our Inner Desire for God with Pastor Rick Warren

This talk was given at the 2015 LA Religious Education Conference.  Rick is an American Southern Baptist Evangelical Christian pastor and author.  He is most well known for his books especially for The Purpose Driven Life which has sold more than 30 million copies.  This presentation is stimulating and powerful drawing us into our hearts to get a sense of what God is asking of us.

 

The Life of the Beloved with Henri Nouwen

‘The Life of the Beloved’ is a series of three sermons given in 20111 by the Dutch Catholic priest Henri Nouwen. The sermons are entitled: 1. Being the Beloved; 2. Becoming the Beloved; 3. The Disciplines of the Beloved.  The first 3 minutes given a summary of his life are in Dutch but his presentation is in English so you might want to fast forward for the first 3 and 1/2 minutes.  This video was published on You Tube in April 2012.

Seeing What Lies Most Deeply Within US –Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Streamed Live on March 13, 2015 Presentation for the Fr. Rolheiser from the LA Religious Education Conference.  It is about seeing with a mystical eye.  It is a beautiful opportunity to be challenged to trust our own vision of who God is within us.

 

Between Heaven and Mirth with James Martin, SJ

This is an hour long presentation by Fr. James Martin who wrote the book Between Heaven and Mirth, showing how joy, humor, and laughter are at the heart of the spiritual life.  I think you will enjoy this and I think it might open your heart to a deeper sense of God and our relationship with God.

 

Living Without Fear: The Truth About Intimacy, Love and Passion — Terry Hershey

Terry is an inspiring speaker.  This is his presentation at the LA Religious Education Conference in 2013.

 

Youth Day 2013 – Fr. Tony Richard

This presentations was given at the LA Religous Education Conference in 2013 on Youth Day.

 

The Abundance of God and the Philanthropy of the Heart – Fr. Ronald Rolheiser

This presentation was given at the LA Religious Education Conference in 2010.  It is powerfully moving presentation.

The Power of Boundless Compassion – an Evening with Greg Boyle at Boston University

 

Published on Mar 5, 2014
In this presentation, Fr. Greg shares his reflections on community and the sacredness of life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality, drawn from more than 20 years of work with formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women in Los Angeles.

Compassion and Kinship: Fr. Greg Boyle – a TED Event

A TED Event Published on Jun 20, 2012

 

Barking to the Choir:  Finding the Kinship of God

This is a You Tube video presented by Fr. Greg Boyle who wrote the book:  Tattos On The Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.  It was presented at the 2012 LA Religious Education Conference.  It is a very inspiriting presentation that lasts about an hour and 30 minutes but filled with content about his experience with street gangs.  If you have the time it will be a retreat experience in and of itself.

 

Creighton University Online Retreat

Often people have a desire to make a retreat but don’t quite know what it entails or can’t take time away from school or work.  You might want to explore one or two.  Creighton University has an online retreat  that is very solid and very practical.  You might want to consider looking at it and see how it might fit into your life.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet Online Retreat

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet have a great retreat for young people.  This one focuses on Psalm 139.  I think it is very substantial.  Simple enough to fit into a busy life and profound in its concepts.  Journey with your heart into the amazing person God made you to be and how very tenderly God knows you through and through .  Here is the link:  Psalm 139:  Teen retreat

 

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