Advent Retreat: “Come Darkness, Come Light”: The Journey of the Magi

$140.00$190.00

During this silent retreat, we will be invited to reflect on and pray with the story of the Magi recounted in the Gospel of Matthew.  Their faithfulness to following the “star (which) preceded them” can serve as a paradigm for each of us as we make our own journey through darkness and light to search for and find “the place where the child” is (2:9).  (When registering please choose an option of Resident or Commuter.  Resident means you will be staying overnight and need a bed and commuter means you will not be staying overnight and will not need a bed.)

December 13-15, 2019  Starts Friday at 7 PM and ends Sunday at 11 AM

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">No matter what our age, we are called to discipleship.  However, as Father Ron Rolheisser indicates, we move through “stages” on our own journey, and sometimes what is needed in one stage may be very different from what is needed in another.  Using his “stages” of essential, nature, and radical discipleship as a framework, we will be invited to reflect on our own response to the call to give birth to Jesus in our own lives by exploring how the three women critical to Luke’s Infancy Narrative – Mary, Elizabeth, and Anna – can serve as our guides.

The title of this Mary Chapin Carpenter song expresses well the Advent longing for Jesus to “come.” However, for Jesus to come again, each expectant heart must be willing to welcome the experiences of both darkness and light that are integral to discovering the gift of Incarnation and bringing the Christ to birth in the world in which we find ourselves,  During this silent retreat, we will be invited to reflect on and pray with the story of the Magi recounted in the Gospel of Matthew.  Their faithfulness to following the “star (which) preceded them” can serve as a paradigm for each of us as we make our own journey through darkness and light to search for and find “the place where the child” is (2:9).

(When registering please choose an option of Resident or Commuter.  Resident means you will be staying overnight and need a bed and commuter means you will not be staying overnight and will not need

December 13-15, 2019  Starts Friday at 7 PM and ends Sunday at 11 AM