are three reasons why we have planned this afternoon of prayer
many of our regular retreatants have said that they wished there
were an opportunity for some kind of spiritual tune-up between
their annual retreats. Twelve months is such a long time to
go without some kind of revitalization. This special afternoon
is for all those who have experienced a retreat to renew their
our retreatants have also wished there were some way to introduce
a friend or family member to Manresa and provide a taste of
the retreat experience of quiet prayer, without asking them
to make a whole weekend right off the bat. A sort of "Come
and See" experience.
it is a Workshop in Prayer where people may learn new ways to
pray, like LEctio Divina (Praying with Scripture) and the Examen
of Consciousness to raise our awareness of God in our lives.
afternoon offers an opportunity for all: renewal of a past retreat,
and a foretaste of a future retreat, and lesson in praying.
The day will usually include a talk or discussion, time for
private prayer/devotion, the celebration of Reconciliation and
Eucharist and a dinner to round out the evening.
first sessions have been very well received. The following are
several comments from some of the attendees:
program starts at 2:00 PM on a Sunday and lasts until 7 PM.
You can arrive as early as 1:30 PM. The cost for the afternoon
is $30, payable upon arrival. There is no charge for members
of the Lay Retreatants League. Make plans to join us on any
of the dates shown below. Give yourself the opportunity to meet
God in the serenity you know, and bring a friend. You can register
today by filling out a card on the table outside the lounge,
by calling the office or registering below on line.
Our upcoming dates are:
|October 20, 2013
|November 17, 2013
You may register below.