Charismatic Retreat

June 13, 2020 all-day

“Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”:  Understanding Sadness & Depression in the Spiritual Life

Retreat Description: During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told all of his disciples that those who were poor, sad, and persecuted were actually blessed and happy – this is a difficult paradox!  How are we to understand it?  Have you ever felt guilty for not experiencing the “abundant life” that Jesus promises?  In this retreat we will confront Sacred Scripture as well as our own sadness and suffering in order to deepen our spiritual lives.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.