Topic: Prayer; Saint Benedict; Wholeness; Holiness
Retreat Description: The Rule of Saint Benedict offers us through a life of fidelity and constancy how to excel in living a peaceful, healthy and well-adjusted life in a broken and fractured world. Saint Benedict teaches how to live fully, love all, come to accept trials, be grateful for all that befalls us and finally how to face our death with peace and security. We will look at and study the Little Rule for Beginners and attempt to apply it to our simple, broken, fragile and broken lives helping us to be transformed into a new creation in the image and likeness of the Risen Christ.
IN ALL THINGS MAY GOD BE GLORIFIED!
Retreat Master: Father Jude Brady, O.S.B., is director of pastoral formation at Saint Vincent Seminary. He has spent many years in both the pastoral apostolate and the educational apostolate at Saint Vincent, serving in parishes in the Diocese of Erie and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, as well as serving as headmaster of Benedictine Military School in Savannah. In addition to other degrees, he received a diploma (Master of Arts) in spiritual counseling and direction in 1981 from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, and a doctorate in pastoral counseling/pastoral theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1984.
Time: Friday, 5:30 p.m. to Sunday, 1 p.m.
Fee: $190 per person.
Check-In: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Leander Hall.
Other Information: To help make your retreat prayerful, we suggest that you bring a Bible. The retreat office has copies of the New American Bible. The Basilica Gift Shop, located on the first floor of the Parish Center adjoining the Basilica, stocks spiritual books and other religious items. Rooms are air conditioned or equipped with a ceiling fan. Linens and towels are provided. Recreational opportunities include the Saint Vincent Fitness Trail and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.