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Do you know the Father's love? Do you know His unconditional, extravagant, irresistible love? Have you left this question unanswered? Have you ignored it in other pursuits? Are you afraid to face it due to shame, unworthiness or loneliness?

Jesus has come to reveal the Good News that the Father loves you, he delights in you, he longs for you to experience intimacy with Him. In Jesus Christ we are God's sons and daughters, called to share in His life, the divine life of the Father.
Upcoming Retreats to Help you Know the Father's Love
"Lies, Truth and Healing" a Retreat with Fr. Adam Sughroue
Aug. 9-11, 2019
Knowing the lies the devil tells us
Bring God into the lies and experience His healing
Fr. Adam Sughroue invites you to examine how the evil one still tries to deceive us with his empty words and false promises, trying to keep us ignorant and wounded, especially by sowing seeds of doubt about God's love and care for us. The devil lies to all of us and we cannot grow if we are falling into a false narrative. Therefore, we need to bring God into that false narrative which will bring healing and allow spiritual growth.
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"The Divine Physician in Luke's Gospel" a Retreat with Fr. Gary Coulter
Aug. 23-35, 2019
Addressing our Spiritual Ills
Learn from Jesus, the ultimate physician who heals the wounded sinner.
Fr. Gary Coulter invites all to learn from Jesus' example and teaching in the gospel of Luke.  "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners." (Luke 5:31-32) Indeed he plants a desire and longing in our heart: "Christ comes to meet every human being. It is he who first seeks us... Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God's thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him." (Catechism 2560)
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Directed Silent Retreat with Fr. Christopher Barak and Fr. Gary Coulter
Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019
3 or 4-Day Retreat according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Fr. Christopher Barak, director of the St. John Paul II House, invites "anyone seeking a deep encounter with God.  By entering into His word in the Scriptures and the silence, one experiences the presence of God and enters an intimate conversation with Him."
Retreatants will meet privately with one of the priests for spiritual direction and guidance in prayer each day.
To learn more about this way of praying, the book Meditation and Contemplation by Fr. Timothy Gallagher is recommended.
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"Work of the Holy Angels" Retreat with Opus Sanctorum Angelorum
Sept. 5-8, 2019
Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, the Work of the Holy Angels, is an international movement within the Catholic Church.  Its mission is to spread devotion to and conscious collaboration with the holy angels, so that they may lead us more effectively to God.
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
This simple prayer most of us learned as children brings out important truths about how God in His love uses the holy angels to lead us in this life and gives us a guardian angel to guide us in the spiritual battle.
The Catechism teaches, "From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession.  Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life" (CCC 336).
This four-day retreat is for all who want to grow spiritually and will teach on living in communion with the holy angels and how their ministry helps us to grow towards union with God.
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Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House
www.goodcounselretreat.com • 402-786-2705 • goodcounsel@cdolinc.net
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House near Waverly offers a peaceful atmosphere of prayer and recollection, with single rooms and private baths.  Retreat include meditations, silence, prayer, adoration and the Sacraments and typically begin with a Rosary and Mass at 8pm on Friday evening, and end with Mass and noon lunch on Sunday.

Other upcoming retreats for men or women include: Directed Spiritual Exercises with Fr. Christopher Barak Aug. 30-Sept. 2, Work of the Holy Angels Sept. 5-8, and Unbound Retreat with Matt Simmons Sept. 13-15.  See the full schedule of retreats and register at www.goodcounselretreat.com, email goodcounsel@cdolinc.net or call 402-786-2705 for more information.
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