Charismatic Prayer
Let Your Kingdom Come
June 14-16, 2019

Retreat Description:
At the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles, the disciples ask Jesus, “Lord, at this time are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts1:6).  He does not directly answer the question, but tells them to go and pray, and that they will receive power from on high to be his witnesses in the world.  In short, Jesus establishes the kingdom anywhere his followers, empowered by the Holy Spirit, make his presence and his Church present in the world.  This is what the world needs today—outward, tangible, visible manifestations of God’s transformative and restorative power!  In short, we still await God to definitively answer the prayer of Pope St. John XXIII, “Renew your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost!”  Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! Let Your Kingdom come!

Retreat Master: Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., earned a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2007 and a doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in pharmacology. He serves as an assistant professor of biology.

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 Retreat
The Humility of the Sacred Heart in Benedictine Spirituality
June  28 to 30, 2019


Retreat Description: As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, during this weekend retreat, we remember the simple beautiful invocation of the Litany of the Sacred Heart, “Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.”  Saint Benedict lived long before the Revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary, but he already highlighted a key virtue of the Sacred Heart: humility.  In this retreat we will reflect on humility in Benedictine spirituality and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Retreat Master: Father Boniface Hicks O.S.B., has a master of arts and master of divinity degree from Saint  Vincent Seminary, as well as a Ph.D. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University. He co-authored, along with Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., the book Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love, and has been involved with WAOB (We Are One Body) radio station, serving as its program director, and is also director of Spiritual Life for Saint Vincent Seminary.

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

Online registration available at this link.