I’ll be speaking this Friday evening and Saturday at St. Mary’s parish for their Lenten Retreat on “The Holy Trinity and Human Love: Living Our Vocations.” The description:
In the midst of a suffering world in which faith, hope, and love often seem in short supply, in which we live as broken people, and in which we often experience the hurt of broken relationships, God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit calls us into intimate friendship with him as we live out our lives in a variety of vocations: as parents and children, as married and single, as clergy, religious, and lay. Please join us for our Lenten Parish Retreat during this Year of Faith as Dr. Leroy Huizenga, Chair of the Theology Department at the University of Mary, leads us in exploring how we might experience the depths of the love of the Holy Trinity and be empowered to serve God’s mission of love in the world.
Doors open at 6:00 Friday, and the retreat ends with Mass at 4:30 on Saturday. The retreat is organized around four topics:
“The Crisis and Promise of Vocation in Post/Modernity”
“Male and Female He Created Them: The Vocation to Marriage”
“As God Has Called Them: The Vocation to Celibacy”
“Vocation and the New Evangelization: Only Love is Credible”
In addition to my talks, there’s also small group discussion as well as evening prayer (Friday) and morning prayer (Saturday), with opportunities for confession before the vigil Mass Saturday late afternoon.
Plenty of room is available, as is childcare. There’s no registration fee; a free will offering will be taken. More info here.