When Do You Need to Make a Retreat? When you need Jesus!
Retreats will not magically change the mess and confusion of our lives into a beautiful lives-of-the-saints stained glass window. But they can be a crucial beginning to a transformative journey with Christ and receiving the healing he brings. Retreats can show us how to change our lives, encounter the Father in new ways, and give us the spiritual tools needed to truly transform our lives and give ourselves to Christ. In stepping away from the world and leaning into God’s love, we have an amazing opportunity to understand our faith in a whole new way and claim it as our own.
"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.
"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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-786-2705 for more information.