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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.

Reflections:

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

Take Nothing for the Journey?  Packing for the Year Ahead

A Day of Prayer for the New Year with Ms. Christine Eberle

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2020

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Here we are, one week into a new year.  The heady time of resolution-making has passed, but 2020 still stretches out ahead of us like an open road.  What do we need to bring with us?  What should we leave behind?  In this day of recollection we will pray with Scripture—from Genesis to the Gospels—as well as the writings of Annie Dillard, Barbara Kingsolver, and Cheryl Strayed.  Together we will ponder what attitudes, relationships, dreams, commitments, and even possessions we want to carry with us into the new year, that we may travel lightly, responsive to God’s call.

 

Arrival: 9:00 – 9:30 AM. The program will begin at 9:30 AM and will include input from Christine, 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

Ms. Christine Eberle

Freelance writer, retreat facilitator, and public speaker Christine Eberle is the author of Finding God in Ordinary Time, a collection of daily meditations based on true stories (Green Writers Press, 2018).  Her 26-year career as a college campus minister gave Christine ample practice asking her favorite question — Where is God in all this? —and listening for answers in surprising places.

 

Beyond her retreat work, Christine performs dramatic monologues of women in Scripture, serves as adjunct faculty in religious studies at Gwynedd Mercy University, and cantors for her parish.  She is a passionate explorer of the connections between Scripture, spirituality, and everyday life. You can follow her at https://christine-marie-eberle.com/

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