Charismatic Prayer
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
June 12-14, 2020

Retreat Description: Understanding Sadness & Depression in the Spiritual Life. 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.

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall. Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Online registration available at this link.

Benedictine Spirituality Day of Recollection
Firm in Faith: Benedictine Spirituality in a Hectic World
June  27, 2020

Retreat Description: The rapid advancement of modern technology has driven the pace of our lives to speeds never before seen in human history.  Ever-increasing demands on our time, attention, and energy present new challenges to people of faith seeking to grow in their relationship with God.  This day of recollection will draw on the Benedictine value of stability as a spiritual antidote to the modern disease of constant busyness.

Retreat Master: Father Michael Antonacci, O.S.B., earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and physics from Saint Vincent College, a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2014. Following completion of his doctorate in physics from the University of North Carolina, he joined the physics faculty of Saint Vincent College in 2019.

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall.Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Online registration available at this link.