A retreat is time for God, a time for assessing our relationship with God. We spend time with the people we cherish and respect. We spend time with God. A retreat nurtures our spiritual life in an environment away from the ordinary distractions of life. In the Scriptures, we read that Jesus would simply go off and pray. Keep Reading…
Retreat Season 2016-2017:
“I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me”. That is how the Apostle, Paul, reflects Jesus in his life and ministry. And he tells us to do the same: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” What a wonderful vocation!
Jesus Christ calls each one of us to himself. Our response is to be reflections of him and to continue the work he showed us while he was here on earth.
Again, Saint Paul gives us a window into what our lives will look like if we strive to be Christ in the world: “For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (Gal. 5:22-23a)
We find opportunities to be about this work of discipleship in every place, in every person, in every moment of our lives. It is in the events near to us and across the globe.
In his Easter Vigil homily (March 2016) Pope Francis encourages us to be about this baptismal call: “The Lord is alive and wants to be sought among the living. After having found him, each person is sent out by him to announce the Easter message, to awaken and resurrect hope in hearts burdened by sadness, in those who struggle to find meaning in life.”
To reflect Christ is to trust in him for the grace and wisdom to be his human face in today’s world. We are not called to be perfect. We are called to be our truest self – announcing God’s good news with the gifts given to us and in this time we are blessed to live.
Consider who you will invite to join you on retreat.
We look forward to welcoming you with open arms here at the Spiritual Center.
This is the time to deepen your faith, so that your faith is strengthened for the journey.
For a complete retreat calendar, look at our newsletter The Light