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Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

That is enough for me.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

Anticipation: The Challenges and Blessings of Waiting

Advent Day of Prayer with Sr. Pat Mensing, SSJ

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM


Advent is a time to reflect on what it means to wait—for God to appear in our lives in a new way, for our lives to unfold on many levels.  In today’s world of constant motion, waiting for what is to come has become more difficult than ever!  Spend the day looking at the many levels of “waiting” in our lives, and see how God wishes to accompany us in that space of “not yet.”


Arrival: 9:00-9:30 AM


The program will begin at 9:30 AM and will include input from Sr. Pat, opportunities for quiet prayer and reflection, Mass, and lunch.  The program will conclude at 3:00 PM.


Cost: $50 ($25 non-refundable deposit)


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Program Presenter

Sr. Pat Mensing, SSJ


Sr. Pat Mensing is a Sister of St. Joseph of Philadelphia who has ministered in elementary and secondary education, and recently served on a parish staff as pastoral associate for social justice and social concerns.  She currently serves as a spiritual director and offers days of prayer, workshops, and retreats.  


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