January/February 2025 Spiritual Wellness Retreat. Quenching the Thirst of Anger from the Oases of Wisdom of the Desert Fathers.

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$35.00

Part 4 of a four-part Spiritual Wellness Series on Anger.

Retreat Description: Father Justin Matro, Benedictine monk and priest, will draw upon the wisdom that the monastic desert fathers discovered in their striving with the anger of their day to lead attendees along the pathways that lead to peace as they strive to navigate an increasingly angry and divisive culture today.  Does civility mean weakness, or is it a strength?

 

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Description

Part 4 of a four-part Spiritual Wellness Series on Anger.

Retreat Description: Father Justin Matro, Benedictine monk and priest, will draw upon the wisdom that the monastic desert fathers discovered in their striving with the anger of their day to lead attendees along the pathways that lead to peace as they strive to navigate an increasingly angry and divisive culture today.  Does civility mean weakness, or is it a strength?

Retreat Master: Father Justin Matro, O.S.B. is pastor of Saint Bartholomew Parish, Crabtree and assistant professor of spiritual theology at Saint Vincent Seminary. He is a frequent retreat master and presenter, and has also been active with the local food bank and the local homeless shelter, the Union Mission, where he was board president for a number of years. He has been involved with formation at Saint Vincent Seminary and also served as its rector for a number of years. He is also known for his culinary skills.

Time:  11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fee: $35 per person. Lunch included.

Check-In: 11 to 11:30 a.m., ground floor of the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, 744 Walczer Way, Latrobe, PA 15650.

About the Series:

Life is full of challenges. We need help with: forgiveness; compassion; kindness; and also stress; polarization; divisions; and anger.  There are no shortage of voices, methods, and ways of “hacking” our biology or our brains to help cope with many of these issues. But do any of those work for the long term?

The Saint Vincent Retreat program is offering a new series of Spiritual Wellness Days that provide insights from various disciplines and spiritualities as well as opportunities to build connections with God and others. The Spiritual Wellness Days will be offered on a quarterly basis for a full year. There are no quick fixes to life.  These wellness days and the yearly focus allows you the space and time to understand the problem and tap into the solution—the love of God.  Feel free to attend one, some, or all of these days of reflection designed to address the concerns of our day from a variety of perspectives.

People these days seem more upset than ever.  In 2024, we will meet quarterly to talk about anger from not only the psychological/spiritual perspective, but through the lens of scripture.  Anger is nothing new to this world.  How we deal with our own anger and the anger of others will be viewed through Ignatian spirituality, and from the viewpoint of the ancient monastic fathers.