Topic: Prayer; The Sacraments; Suffering; Goal of Life
Retreat Description: One of the questions that arises in the hearts of many Christians is, “How do all of the things we discuss and do while ‘in church’ connect to the realities of the lives we live when we are not ‘in church’”? During this retreat, Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B., will lead retreatants to consider how to increase one’s awareness of God in daily life through prayer and the sacraments. Retreatants will also explore how the attitudes of a Christian related to topics such as justification and holiness, as well as the end/goal of life are intimately connected with daily life. It is these connections that enable one to live more fully in the joy and peace of the Kingdom of God.
Retreat Master: Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B., has been a professor of New Testament and Biblical Languages at Saint Vincent Seminary for more than 30 years. He earned a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Atheneum of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, Italy in 1972, and a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Fordham University in 1979. . In 2004, Continuum Books published his work, Jesus’ Urgent Message for Today: The Kingdom of God in Mark’s Gospel, which won the prize for “Best Book on Scripture” (second place) of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada in 2005 and now has been translated into Portuguese in Brazil. His book, Saint Paul, Master of the Spiritual Life “in Christ” (Liturgical Press, 2014) was awarded the 2015 Honorable Mention for academic books on Sacred Scripture by the Catholic Press Association.
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.