July August Chapel News
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 2018-2019:
“Your Call to Holiness“
For centuries church bells have been pealing forth to welcome home the faithful and to reconnect and rediscover the call to prayer and holiness. The bells remind us that we are Christians and most importantly we believe in life, transformation, joy and the resurrection.
“Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy,” writes Pope Francis in “Rejoice and Be Glad” his apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in today’s world.” God calls all of us to be saints and not plastic statues of saints, but real people, who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others.
Retreats offer us a time for quiet, rest and spiritual growth. During a retreat one will experience mass and sacraments, there also are meaningful discussions and thought-provoking presentations and workshops on our theme.
Pope Francis encourages us to find balance in prayer time and “discernment,” which is a gift of the Holy Spirit. This is developed through prayer, reflection on scripture and seeking counsel from a trusted spiritual guide.
Come explore all that Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center has to offer. It is known throughout Florida for its peaceful setting and gracious hospitality. Consider who you might invite to join you on a retreat this year.
We look forward to welcoming you and your friends with open arms here at the Spiritual Center.
Now is the time to deepen your faith, so that your faith can be strengthened for the journey.
For a complete retreat calendar, look at our newsletter The Light.