Trenton Diocesan Spiritual Center and Retreat House
MORE THAN WORDS
5 Mondays 7:00 – 8:30 PM
January 10 February 7 March 7 April 4 May 2
What better New Year’s resolution could you make than the one which roots you more deeply in God’s Spirit? Join us as we use Joyce Rupp’s guide, Return to the Root and become more, “rooted and grounded in love,...” Eph. 3: 17. Each session will include a Lectio Divina experience. Led by S. Marie O’Hagan, SSJ. Donation: $75.
CLASSICS ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
5 Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM
January 11 February 8 March 8 April 5 May 10
This series is for those who want to learn and practice Centering Prayer and have it become a way of prayer for them. You will notice that it changes your life radically. The evenings include two 20-minute Centering Prayer periods, with some Scripture between. We will use Into the Silent Land by Martin Laird between sessions. Led by S. Marcy. Donation: $100.
FULL SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS
8 Monthly Zoom Meetings January to July
8 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM
January 12 February 9 March 9 April 6 May 4 June 1 June 22 July 20
As 2022 begins, is there a desire in your heart to have God as the Center of your life in a new way, to enjoy a more personal and intimate relationship with God and to know and do God’s will in your ordinary everyday life? Can you give 45 minutes a day for prayer and come to 8 monthly Zoom meetings? Is God calling you to go deeper in 2022? These Exercises are for you! We will send you the book. Led by S. Marcy and S. Marie. Donation: $175.
LENTEN SERIES: LET’S LISTEN TO THE POPE
THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY
4 Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM
March 2, 16, 30, and April 13
Last year we read Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti during Lent. This year we return to “Papa Francis” for Fatherly Lenten instruction and inspiration on the mercy of God. This 100- page book, The Name of God is Mercy, will show us the Face of Jesus that Pope Francis sees. It will encourage us to trust in God’s infinite mercy for us and will invite us to be the mercy of Jesus for others in our broken world. Led by Sister Marcy. Donation: $50.
LENTEN SERIES: OUR HOLY WRESTLING
5 Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:00 PM
March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
Jesus’ experience in the desert models for us the reality of wrestling with all things human. Guided by Ronald Rohlheiser’s book, Wrestling with God, let us find grace in who we are and how we are. Led by S. Marie O’Hagan, SSJ. Donation: $50.
LENTEN SERIES : A WRITING RETREAT
5 Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30 PM
March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7
How is my life a revelation of God? Enjoy this 5-part Lenten series which will incorporate prayer, individual time with writing prompts and group time to share and motivate each other in how to express with the written word what lies within each person’s sacred story. Please order your copy of Writing the Sacred Journey by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew. Led by Jill Snyder. Donation: $75.
(HEBREW: “IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH”)
4 Mondays 7:00 – 8:15 PM
March 14 April 18 May 9 May 30
What more can our God do for us to prove divine love? Become acquainted with and encouraged by Etty Hillesum, a victim of the Jewish Holocaust, who even at her lowest moments recognized God was giving her more than enough love. Deepen your trust that God loves you with the same extravagance. We will use Etty Hillesum's An Interrupted Life. Led by S. Marie O’Hagan, SSJ. Donation: $50.
THUNDER IN THE SOUL
4 Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:15 PM
April 19 May 10 May 24 June 7
As the gift of Spring deepens our awareness of life’s miracles, nurture the growth of your own spirit with the profound wisdom of Abraham Heschel. Using a compilation of his works through the publication, “Thunder in the Soul,” we will seek a deeper knowledge of God. Led by S. Marie O’Hagan, SSJ. Donation: $50.
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