Advent Day Retreat

... and his mother kept all these things in her heart.
— Luke 2:51

How can we imitate Mary's discerning heart in our own lives? What does it mean for us to spiritually "keep all these things" in our heart? This retreat will focus on practical spiritual wisdom from St. Ignatius' "Rules for Discernment of Spirits" on how to make sense of the movements in our hearts and live a "discerning life."

About the Retreat

Date and Time
December 8th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

We will start the retreat at St. Joseph for Mass at 9:00 am celebrating the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, before traveling to Mother Cabrini Shrine (Conference Room in the main building)

Registration Fee: $20 (includes lunch). Payment can be made by check made out to "St Joseph Catholic Church" or by cash and dropped off at the Parish Office Monday-Friday (8:30 am - 4:00 pm).

Lunch will be provided by the Cabrini Shrine. If you have any food allergies please let us know so we can accommodate your needs.

What to Bring
Journal or Notebook
Sweater (in addition to dressing for the weather, it can be chilly in the conference room)

Register for the Retreat

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9:00 am
Mass at St. Joseph's

10:00 am
Travel to Cabrini Shrine

10:30 am
Session One "Becoming Aware of Spiritual Reality"

12:00 pm
Lunch at the Shrine

12:45 pm
Session Two "Understanding the Movements in our Hearts"

1:45 pm

2:00 pm
Session Three "Responding to God's Loving Initiative"

3:00 pm
Retreat ends