Embracing a Culture of Encounter with the Poor

Date(s) - September 22, 2017
9:00 am - 1:15 pm

St. Mark's Catholic Church

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A half-day retreat led by Hon. Graydon Nicholas

Friday September 22nd, 2017

9:00am until 1:15pm

St Mark’s Parish Chapel, UBC

City in Focus and the Jesuits of Vancouver are pleased to host this special half-day retreat led by Hon. Graydon Nicholas, former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick at St Marks Parish at UBC.

At this retreat Graydon will lead the group in the Ignatian style and examine what it means to follow Jesus in his own poverty.  There will be times of group discussion mixed with times of quiet prayer and silent refection

Pope Francis commends us to embrace a culture of encounter with poverty where we will find an interior attitude that avoids looking upon money, career and luxury as our goal in life and the condition for our happiness but, instead, creates a way for us to freely shouldering our personal and social responsibilities. ‘Poverty is a yardstick’, continues Pope Francis ‘ that allows us to judge how best to use material goods and to build relationships that are neither selfish nor possessive.’  Graydon was inspired to lead this retreat upon reading Pope Francis’ message for the First World Day of the Poor  READ HERE


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