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Director: Sr. Kathy Warren

What might the wisdom of Francis, the 13th century follower of Christ, have to say to the questions we live with in the 21st century? What light might the writings of this “new fool for Christ” shed on the pressing issues of our lives today – as family members, community members and global citizens? How does this soldier-turned-peacemaker speak to the challenges confronting our world today? This retreat will consider some of the writings of Francis of Assisi to discover an ageless wisdom for our contemporary challenges. We will also reflect upon writings from Pope Francis, who is steeped in the wisdom of his mentor, the Poverello. We invite you to join us as we seek the timeless insights of St. Francis of Assisi and apply that wisdom to our daily lives here in this time and place in history.

Sr. Kathy Warren, OSF, a member of the Rochester, MN Franciscans, is an enthusiastic follower of Francis and Clare of Assisi. She delights in offering retreats and enrichment opportunities regarding the Franciscan charism. This includes serving as a guide for the Franciscan Pilgrimage Program. She is the author of Daring to Cross the Threshold: Francis of Assisi Encounters Sultan Malek al-Kamil and co-producer of the two-part DVD, In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model for Peacemaking. Kathy also currently serves as Director of the Offce for Women Religious for the Diocese of San Diego, CA.

Overnight: $455. Includes 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 5 dinners.
Commuter: $400. Includes 4 lunches & 5 dinners.

$25 early bird discount if registered by June 15.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 10.

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