“Such anxiety is the greatest evil, except for sin, that can happen to the soul.”
St. Francis de Sales is known to have said that anxiety is the most difficult cross for the soul. The Bible admonishes us to avoid excessive worry. But, for too many of us, no matter the depth of our faith that the Lord will indeed ‘take care of us,’ anxiety and worry have a stronghold on our life.
The Lord is present at every moment in our lives. He is with us in our anxiety and struggles, He is our strong shelter, always. But, our fallen nature and our need to know what is next controls our minds, and the worry begins. We can develop coping skills from our Catholic faith that will allow us to move forward in faith and trust.
This year, we invite you to join us on February 9th at the Mother Boniface Spirituality Center for a day of reflection led by author Gary Zimak. Gary is a Catholic author and self-described “recovering worrier” who combines practical spirituality, daily scripture readings, and simple action steps to help you kick the worry habit as part of your Lenten renewal. He shows you how to let go of the anxiety-producing areas of life in order to find the lasting peace that comes from trusting God.
During the season of Lent, Catholics and other Christians frequently give up something they enjoy as a measure of penance or self-discipline—and often fall back into old habits at the first “Alleluia!” In Give Up Worry for Lent!, Zimak offers fellow worriers practical, scripture-centered advice on how to relinquish the need to control the uncontrollable—not just for Lent but for good—and how to find peace in Christ.
The Program begins at 9:30 and will at 3:30, coffee, pastry upon arrival and a noon lunch and snacks are included in the $30 fee.
To reserve a spot or learn more please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 267-350-1831.