These frustrating times have changed our religious and spiritual practices. The in-person human connection is not the same – and don’t we wonder:
Where are you, God? Is God ever going to help us out of these chaotic, stressful and dangerous times.
Fr. Bob Colaresi will lead us in the discussion of where we look for and expect to find God – exploring the “dark nights” of spiritual emptiness and absence; how we deal with these desert times.
God is called Emmanuel (God with us) but sometimes the divine seems hidden.
There will be some input, small group sharing as we break into groups, prompts, etc. Sometimes God is in the search.
This will be a Free Virtual Retreat, but register early so we have time to set up home groups/council circles.
It will be good to share and search this important and relevant issue.
Pre-registration necessary by January 24th
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A Zoom Link will be sent to your e-mail prior to January 29th
The retreat is a five-day / four night, deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through simple and moving rituals and teaching. Each day includes participating in group prayer, major teachings on central masculine spirituality themes, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a “home group.”
In the words of the program’s founder, Fr. Richard Rohr:
“Men are asked to come with a willingness to participate from beginning to end and not as an observer. All participants begin at point zero with no agendas to live up to or down to. All that is required is for a man to come with a ‘beginner’s mind’ and the readiness of a young novice seeking wisdom.
Ultimately, initiation, like life itself, is not a “spectator’s sport.”
More information & registration to follow.