A Toolkit for Spiritual Survival Retreat with Fr. Rolheiser & Dr. Higgins

Date(s) - May 25, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

St. Mark's Catholic Church

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Our desire to grow deeper in our faith is real but can be eclipsed by family, career, and other pressing demands. We all need spiritual refreshment in order to better understand and to enliven our relationship with God. How can we understand His love, forgiveness, and hope? How can we deepen our connection to God?

You are invited to a very special retreat on Saturday May 25th in order to improve your spiritual toolkit for thriving in this busy world. The retreat will be led by world-renowned spiritual authors and speakers Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, and Dr. Michael W. Higgins.

The author of more than a dozen books on spirituality and prayer, Fr. Rolheiser is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, and his syndicated column on faith is carried in over 100 newspapers worldwide.

Also the author of numerous books and a regular contributor on the CBC and the Globe and Mail, Dr. Michael W. Higgins is one of Canada’s leading public intellectuals. He is past President of St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo and St. Thomas University in New Brunswick and presently serves as Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Focus areas for the retreat will include:

Silence and Contemplation

We live in a time of manic flux, institutional dissolution, increased isolation, and widely dispersed misinformation. Where do we find true, trustworthy community as we navigate this world? How do we cope? Where do we look for sustenance and hope? During our time together in this retreat we will reflect on how to create a toolkit for spiritual survival.

Spirituality for Steadiness and Sanity: Opening our Lives to God

How do we retain balance, enthusiasm, and sanity in a time when we are being bombarded by stimuli every waking hour of our day? What are some key Christian practices that can help keep us steady? How do we “rest” as God rested on the Seventh Day? How do we pray when everything inside of us seems to militate against prayer? Reflections on what wears us down and builds us up.

Cost: $25 per person and $12 for students

Questions: Call Yujin Han at 604-822-6862 or email [email protected]


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