Friday, 17 November 2017

"My Mother desires a retreat every third weekend here at the Farm. It is to be guided and directed by her priests."

Jesus to Ruth Ann
November 12, 1999

“Journey of Mind to God”

November 10,11,12 2017

Given by:
Fr. James Dominic Rooney, OP

Fr. James Dominic Rooney, OP, a Dominican friar of St. Albert's Province (Chicago, IL), is a doctoral student in philosophy at St. Louis Univ. He is studying, teaching, and writing on medieval Latin and Chinese philosophy.

The retreat will be centered around the spiritual masterpiece of St. Bonaventure, Itinerarium Mentis ad Deum. St. Francis of Assisi experienced a vision of a six-winged seraph on Mt. Alvernia, and afterward received the mystical gift of the stigmata. Francis' successor, St. Bonaventure, meditated on how each of the six wings of the seraph symbolized stages of the ascent of the human soul to mystical union with God. We will together go 'up the mountain' to be with St. Francis, and each session will be a meditation inspired by the six stages of contemplative ascent Bonaventure describes, applied to contemporary life.

“Faith of Our Fathers: The Role of Silence in the Church Fathers”

Given by: Father Patrick Hyde, OP

December 2, 2017
Fr. Patrick Hyde grew up in St. Louis and is the second of six children. After college, he taught middle school English and theology for one year on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, at a school founded by St. Katharine Drexel. While teaching, Fr. Patrick sensed God was calling him to religious life and a move back to the Midwest. He entered the Dominican novitiate in 2009, professed first vows in 2010, and was ordained a priest on May 14, 2016.

As those called to share the Good News, a love of silence and comfort with it is essential to building up our faith in the midst of trials. Christ desires to come daily into our hearts and lives. The Church Fathers teach us how to improve our evangelical efforts, open our hearts to Christ, and deepen our love of God through prayer. Join us on this special day of reflection, and Fr. Hyde will help you prepare for a fruitful Advent and Christmas.

Day Of Reflection Schedule

9:00 am Welcome --1st Conference (In Chapel)

9:45 Break

10:00 Second Conference

10:45 Break

11:00 Exposition & Adoration Of Blessed Sacrament

11:45 Benediction

12:00 Holy Mass

1:15 PM Lunch

Call Maggie at 812-825-4642 EXT. 1 to register. Lunch cost $9.00 per adult, & Children under 12 years of age are free.

Typical Retreat Schedule

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Friday
5:00 - 7:00pm
Check-in at Guest House Office
(Commuters also, please)

6:30pm
Confessions
Sacred Heart Chapel

7:00pm
Holy Mass
Sacred Heart Chapel

8:00pm
Orientation and Announcements
1st Conference
Conference Center

9:00 pm - 7:00am
All Night Eucharistic Adoration
Divine Mercy Chapel


Saturday
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Dining Hall

8:15 a.m.
Rosary, (Joyful)
Conference Center

8:45 a.m.
2nd Conference
Conference Center

10:00 a.m.
Holy Mass
Sacred Heart Chapel

12:00 noon
Lunch
Dining Hall

3:00pm
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Conference Center

3:15pm
3rd Conference
Conference Center

5:00 - 6:00pm
Supper
Dining Hall

7:30pm
4th Conference
Conference Center

9:00pm - 7:00am
All Night Eucharistic Adoration
Divine Mercy Chapel


Sunday
7:00 - 8:00am
Breakfast
Dining Hall

8:15am
5th Conference
Conference Center

9:30 a.m
Rosary (Glorious) Confessions
Sacred Heart Chapel

10:00 a.m.
Holy Mass
Sacred Heart Chapel