Trenton Diocesan Spiritual Center and Retreat House
FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THE MYSTICS
5 Fridays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
January 5 February 2 March 1 April 5 May 3
The mystics offer us consolation and peace at the end of a busy work week as they teach us to experience God in all things, chaos and confusion especially. A “Mystic a Month” will accompany us as we use Murray Bodo, OFM’s Twelve Mystics Who Reveal God’s Love to ponder throughout this semester. Led by S. Marcy. Donation $75
GROWING IN COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION
12 Fridays 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Weekly from January 12 to April 26
How do you express your real feelings and needs? Does your self-expression need a boost, or some TLC? We will learn to listen to ourselves closely, be attentive to our real feelings and needs and notice how we are expressing them. Our communication with God, ourselves and others will become gentler and more respectful, more inclusive, and less reactive, with much better results. We will meet every Friday for 12 weeks for an hour to develop and practice less reactive and more compassionate communication skills. The world will be a kinder place if you can come. Do you have the time? It will be worth it! We will use Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. Led by S. Marcy. Donation: $150.
THE MATURING OF YOUR SOUL: SAVING THE BEST TIL LAST!
5 Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 AM
January 19 February 16 March 22 April 12 May 10
Would you like some company as you journey through this final third of life, the most precious time of all? Good company, good humor, and good prayer await you in this monthly morning retreat. We will read Winter’s Graces by Susan Stewart between sessions as she presents the Graces of Contentment, Compassion, Necessary Fierceness, Simplicity and Remembrance. Led by S. Marcy. Donation: $100.
EXPERIENCING GOD'S LOVE IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
4 Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
January 23 February 20 March 12 April 16
We will read the following 3 chapters in Experiencing God's Love in the Gospel of John by Anthony Kelly, CSSR and Francis Moloney, SDB.
The God of the Wider World
The God of Life in the World of Death
The Father's Hand
These authors offer a profound interpretation and meditation on John’s Gospel. I’ve wanted to share this book for years. Give it a try. Led by S. Marcy. Donation: $50
CHRIST’S CALL TO YOU!
5 Mondays 1:00 – 2:30 PM
January 29 February 12 & 26 March 11 & 25
The new life given to Lazarus by Christ’s call to, “Come Forth,” is not a one-time event. In our reading of James Martin, SJ’s book, Come Forth, we open our hearts to hear this call in our lives. Come explore what some see as Jesus’ greatest miracle. Led by S. Marie. Donation: $75.
LENTEN SERIES ZOOM ONLY
THE JOY OF FULL SURRENDER
4 Thursdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
February 15, 22, 29 & March 14
The classics of spiritual literature continue to capture me and this one by Jean Pierre de Caussade is among them. Full surrender to God is indeed the desire of all our hearts. I am hoping you are willing to give about 20 minutes a day to reading this classic which we will lovingly reflect on during our 4 sessions together. Led by S. Marcy. Donation: $50
LENTEN SERIES ZOOM ONLY
THE GREATEST ACT OF LOVE
4 Mondays 6:30 to 8:00 PM
February 19, March 4, 18, & 25.
Every year the holy season of Lent gives us the opportunity to explore the depths of God’s love for us. The cross of Christ stands in the center of that love. We are invited to not only gaze on the cross, but to lean into it. Gleaning insights from Ronald Rolheiser’s Passion of the Cross, embrace the Cross. Led by S. Marie. Donation: $75.
EASTER SERIES ZOOM ONLY
ASCENDING WITH IGNATIUS: AT-HOME RETREAT
6 Mondays 10:00 – 11:30 AM
April 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13
Immersed in the graces of the Easter Season, treat yourself to the gift of a thirty day at-home retreat! Guided by Mark Thibodeaux, SJ’s book, Ascending with Ignatius, explore the tender love of a God who wants nothing more than to be with you in your everyday living. Led by S. Marie. Donation: $90
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Francis House of Prayer
84 Walnford Road, Allentown, New Jersey 08501, United States