EXPERIENCING GOD'S LOVE Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm
God is love, but really experiencing God's love is sometimes difficult. Once mankind lived in perfect community with God, we were designed for this. His love and provision were real and tangible. But our fallen nature and ongoing rebellion has caused us to doubt God's love for us. We struggle to accept His mercy, yet our soul desires it.
Intentionally offered during the over-sentimentalized season of Valentine's Day, this retreat offers you the unique opportunity to explore the reality of God's love for you. Based on Saint Bernard's "Four Degrees of Love," short reflections and quiet activities will provide the framework for exploring the soul's journey back to a restored relationship with God.
Presenter: Lisa Marion, Obl.OSB Donation: $45 per person includes tuition, morning beverages, and lunch after Mass
Lisa Marion is an oblate of Valyermo and Spiritual Director in Orange County. An energetic leader, she has over 25 years of pastoral experience ministering to people of all ages and stages of life. Leading numerous events both locally and nationally, she conveys her awareness of God and his love with a subtle yet honest sense of humor. For more information about Lisa and her ministry visit: www.dailypax.com - subscribe to join her growing community of those seeking peace and spiritual growth.
_______________________________________________ TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
has way of making so many demands on our time and energy. Sometimes the
harder we try the more frustrating it can become. Taking time out to
slow down and refocus can do wonders for our mind, body and spirit.
often offers us many challenges but you do not have to go it alone. On
this one-day retreat to be offered one Wednesday each month, you will
learn some very valuable and workable techniques that can assist you in
your daily life. Christ is present among us and offers us His "Light" to
guide our way. It is possible to turn a life of chaos into a life of
peace and calm.
Presenter: Sr. Joan Marie Sasse, OSB Donation: $45 per person includes tuition, morning beverages, and lunch after Mass
Sr. Joan Marie Sasse is a Benedictine Sister who was a member of Holy Spirit Monastery in
Grand Terrace for many years. When the Community left California in
2012, she joined St. Lucy's Benedictine Community in Glendora. Sr. Joan
Marie has earned degrees in Education, Theology, and Neuro Linguistic
Programming. She was a teacher and school administrator in various
elementary schools for over twenty years and served as a Parish
Administrator or Pastoral Associate for thirteen years. Sr. Joan Marie
was a Retreat Director at Serra Retreat House in Malibu for five years
where she published five Meditation CD's and two CD's for
self-improvement. Sr. Joan Marie currently gives weekly Retreats at
Grand Terrace, CA.
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