by Lucia Ferrara, Hospitality Director
Looks like Fall is finding its way in with all this rain lately, but the rain does not keep us from not having a busy schedule here at the Center! We hosted a 3- Day Directed Retreat in late July. Several participants spent their time with Spiritual Directors and set aside time from their busy schedule to spend quality time in reflection on their personal spiritual journey.
Circle of Understanding always has great number of folks who come together to share their stories about faith, culture and ideologies. This is another pathway to peace and harmony in our world today. Please join us for our next experience on November 1st. A day of Reflection for Veterans was offered here at the Center presented by a team that included Fr. Ron Will, C.P.P.S., Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.P.P.S., and Kathy Keary. Guest were inspired to speak on several topics about how they are called to serve then and now, and personally reflect on their own experiences.
St. James School faculty in Liberty spent the day on retreat before heading back to school in August. This retreat was facilitated by Fr. Tim Armbruster, C.P.P.S. and Fr. Mike Roach. Sacred Heart Guadalupe Church held their confirmation retreat here at the Center as well. The class spent the day discussing what it means to become a solider of Christ and fellowship with other peers. The retreat concluded with Mass in the Chapel.
Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton series continues every other Thursday evenings. This class is exploring how to live your deepest desires through prayer, short readings and faith sharing. This journey is facilitated by Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.P.P.S., and Kathy Keary. Biago Mazza presented Growing in Awareness of Women in the Gospel in August. Guests explored the Gospels of Luke and John about stories of women and the significant roles they played in the life of Jesus and comparing them to the views today.
“The Labyrinth: What’s it All About?” facilitated by Carol Anne Hopkins was an opportunity to learn how contemplative prayer can be achieved by walking the labyrinth. Many guests enjoyed walking our beautiful grounds and enjoying the warm, sunny weather.
Please come join us and check out our different programs. Our programs offer participants personal renewal that foster hope, healing and reconciliation. Please call or email Lucia Ferrara, Director of Hospitality with any questions.