Sister Dolorita Thompson, OSB
What greater gift could God give Than a Mother who makes us live, Who gave birth to Jesus, That His love may abide in us. She who saw our emptiness, Covered us with her lowliness. Lowliness is a great capacity for loving, Which Mary imparts to those who are willing, That in each heart she may give God praise, And intercede for us, a life of grace, She who gave birth to our generation, Is most willing to plead for our salvation.
At a pivotal moment in his ministry, Jesus left Galilee and set out for Jerusalem. He predicted that his journey would bring suffering, death, and resurrection. Each disciple must take up his cross of hope and walk with Jesus to the heavenly Jerusalem. The Scriptures and Christian spiritual classics provide guidance for this journey of moving through darkness and suffering into light and transformation. Cost: $175.00. Commuter $120.00 A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is needed at the time of registration. Lodging and 5 meals are included in the price.
Silent Directed Retreat3-Day: January 8-11, 2015 ($235); 5-Day: January 8-14, 2015 ($385); 8-Day: January 8-17, 2015 ($575)
This Retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This retreat is a time to practice silence in order to make room for God to work in your life and by this to strengthen your relationship with Him. In the silence you are better able to hear God’s invitation to open your heart and surrender your soul in a deeper way. Each day you will meet with a Spiritual Director to assist you in discerning God’s invitation and to offer suggestions to guide you during your silence. The Retreat opens with dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 8 and ends after lunch on Sunday for the 3-Day and after morning liturgy for the 5-Day and the 8-Day. Lodging and meals are included in the price. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration.