In our troubled times, we are often tempted to live from our fears and the limits imposed on our lives…Yes, this is real, but we cannot forget that God’s GRACE is always with us and that Jesus’ desire that we live ABUNDANTLY IS a GREATER REALITY. Let us remember that Jesus’ words:
I HAVE COME THAT YOU MAY LIFE AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY! (John 10:10)
Yes, we are born to live fully this life, no matter what it brings. This is Jesus’ call to us, and His life is an example on how to dance with the difficulties life brings us. This retreat day will help us learn how to live ABUNDANTLY and how to DANCE Fully with the obstacles that we find in ourselves and in life, and in the process, realizing that these are not barriers, BUT THE RAW MATERIAL OF LIVING A LIFE OF ABUNDANCE!
Mercedes Rojo, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia. She currently works as a psychotherapist at a mental health clinic in Sharon Hill, PA. She also ministers at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA where she offers programs and spiritual direction. Sr. Mercedes received her BA in humanities from LaSalle University and holds master degrees in education and Pastoral Care and Counseling from St. Joseph University and Neumann University. She also holds a Spiritual Direction Certificate form Neumann University. Sister Mercedes has extensive experience as an educator, retreat facilitator and spiritual director. She worked in various private and parochial schools for eighteen years and was the administrator and program coordinator of St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA, where she also offered retreats and spiritual direction. Sr. Mercedes was the Disciples in Mission Program Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, writing curriculum and training manuals as well as offering training and mentoring to the program’s faith sharing group leaders.
Date: September 27, 2022
Start time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
End time: 03:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Franciscan Spiritual Center