“Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside us” (Oliver Wendell Holmes). Each of us comes into the world with a unique song, a special way of making a better world by giving and receiving love and life as only we can do. This session will focus on finding our unique purpose or mission that is to make us and our world fully alive.
Does God care if I find it more than how I find it? Does praying for a parking space leave me with peace or with anxiety to find one before someone else takes it? If I believe that finding a spot is God’s blessing, then can I bless others who might find one before me? When I find a space, does my gratitude spill into the rest of the day or is it more limited to only when I get my own way? We will explore Ignatian discernment so whatever decision we face can become a time of finding deeper love and life.
This presentation will reflect the rich history of Black priests and religious in the life of the Catholic Church touching both struggles and successes.
How well do you know any saints? We will spend the weekend with some friends of God who were sinners converted to saints, others holy from their early lives or somewhere in between. Those holy ones of days of yore can still inspire, encourage and challenge us by their faith, relationship with God and their way of life. Come join the school of saints and grow in holiness as God’s beloved children.
Before the busyness of the holidays overtakes you, this could be a good time to take some quiet time away for a few days in preparation for the real reason for the season. You are invited to make a private or directed Advent Retreat on any or all of the dates above. We welcome you to join our Community for prayer and Mass while you are here at Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat.
We women understand the importance of touching, seeing, hearing and tasting in order to make things real. God knows our yearnings to experience him physically. How do we do that with God? The answer lies in the metaphors for the Divine. These metaphors continue to remind us of God’s presence, protection and grace. Through Scripture, storytelling, reflection, discussion and group experience come to embrace our Lord more fully.