LENTEN SILENT RETREAT Tuesday, March 5-Friday, March 8, 2019
During these days of silence at the monastery, the whole Church begins the sacred season of Lent. Short reflections will be offered daily with a special emphasis on the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The desert silence and the Liturgies of the monastery will provide an atmosphere conducive to deep reflection. This is a wonderful opportunity to make our Lenten pilgrimage more fruitful this year.
Presenter: Monks of Valyermo Room, board, and tuition: $330 single; $287.50 each shared
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE Wednesday, March 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.
__________________________________________ PRIESTS' RETREAT: Walking in the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John . . . Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29, 2019
. . . Rekindling the mystical dimension of our priestly life and ministry. To aid us on our journey together during these days of retreat we will be reflecting on two works: Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John by Jean Vanier, and Written That You May Believe: Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel by Sandra M. Schneiders. (This retreat is also offered May 6-10)
Presenter: Fr. Joseph Brennan, OSB Room, board, and tuition: $440 single
Fr. Joseph Brennan has been a monk of Valyermo since 1994 after having served as a parish priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for over 20 years. He is a spiritual director at the Cardinal Manning House of Prayer for priests in Los Angeles as well as St. Andrew's Prior.
__________________________________________ TALLER CUARESMAL EN ESPAÃ‘OL Domingo, 31 de marzo, 9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.