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TWO ZOOM Retreats – Sign up for both ($180) or for either one ($90 each)

Part 1: Thursday, May 19 (6:30 pm) – Sunday, May 22, 2022 (12:00 pm)

Being Heartened by Hope through the Witness of those who Embraced their Sufferings

Presenter: Sister Michaela Hedican, OSB, Director of Oblates,  Spiritual Director, Retreat Minister

Scripture holds the premiere stories of grace that teach us about embracing suffering and being heartened by hope.  This retreat will offer participants stories of Scripture as we glean how our ancestors in the faith tended chaos, confusion, loss, grief, and uncertainty. The basis of this retreat will be how they came to live in Hope.

Part 2:  Sunday, May 22 (6:30 pm) – Wednesday, May 25 (12:00 pm)

Climbing in the Tree of Life:  St. Bonaventure’s reflection on the life, death, and glorification of Jesus

Presenter:  Shawn Colberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology, College of St Ben’s and St. John’s University,

                                                                  St Joseph/Collegeville, MN

In this retreat, participants are invited to enjoy climbing in the Tree of Life, using St. Bonaventure’s text ‘The Tree of Life’ to guide us.  In the 13th century, St. Bonaventure meditated on the life, death, and glorification of Jesus and found it very fruitful for his spiritual life.  We will reflect on these events in light of our own grief, suffering and loss through our present transitions.  Each day we will ascend another branch of the Tree of Life through prayer, contemplative reading and shared conversation, with opportunities to reflect on our own lives.

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