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.
This retreat will take each man where he is and enable him to discover new habits that will enhance his personal life, his family/marriage and public life. Prayer, the Word, contemplation, reconciliation, exploration of “male issues” and the Eucharist will be the main components of this retreat.
During this weekend Carmel Boyle will take you on a symbolic pilgrimage to visit the sacred places of your soul’s journey. In a reflective atmosphere of prayer, song, poetry, gentle movement, ritual and meditation Carmel will share her own faith which is rooted in Celtic Spirituality. The journey will be in the company of the Trinity, Angels and Saints, especially St. Patrick and St. Brigid.