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Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we’re talking to ourselves—or, worse, as if we’re talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the Faith be so elusive?

Fr. George guides participants through the discipline of Lectio Divina demonstrating how to make prayer an effective effort of an Encounter with God.

The retreat is Jan. 18-19 and is available to the women of the Parish, college age and older.  Register online clicking below or at the Parish Office. 

Registration closes Jan. 16 and space is limited.


What to expect at this prayer retreat:

Now, with the clear teaching and artistry of the Augustine Institute’s Lectioseries, Fr. George guides participants through the discipline of Lectio Divina demonstrating how to make prayer an effective effort of an Encounter with God. This weekend, allow God to reveal to you the secret to opening your heart and mind to Scripture. Give yourself the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in his presence and resolving to live in and through his love.

The Retreat experience is held in the Youth Room from 6:30pm-9: 30 pm Friday evening, January 18 with light refreshments. Retreatants sleep at their home and return on Saturday morning at 8:30 am (continental breakfast and lunch provided) and the retreat concludes by 3 pm Saturday, January 19. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn and experience Lectio Divina and build up your prayer life. The retreat is for the men of the parish and will be led by Fr. George Nursey.

Please be sure to bring a Bible with both Old and New Testament. Don’t have one? Stop by the Parish Office to purchase one before the Retreat! We recommend, -THE CATHOLIC YOUTH BIBLE– yes it’s for adults too!!

Your weekend with God and Prayer includes:

The Lectio Divina approach of Reading, Reflecting, Responding, and Contemplating

– Resources for a fuller understanding and application
– Daily reflections to deepen the meaning of prayer in your life
– Space for personal journaling


What can I bring to the event?

All attendees to the retreat need to bring a Bible with Old and New Testament. If you do not have a CATHOLIC Bible (yes there are different ones…) please stop by the parish office to purchase one. We recommend The Catholic Youth Bible. Don’t let the name fool you this is the best Bible for adults too.

What time should I arrive?

The retreat begins Friday evening January 18 at 6:30 pm with check-in and light refreshments. Saturday, January 19 begins at 8:30 am with Continental breakfast and lunch will be served in the afternoon. The retreat is held in the St. John Bosco Youth Room on the Most Precious Blood Campus.

Is this an overnight retreat?

No at the end of Friday evening, participants will go home to sleep and will return on Saturday morning for the second half of the retreat.

Is it okay to only attend one day of the retreat? I cannot make it both days.

This is a two-day retreat. All participants need to be present for both days.

Can I sign up and register for the Retreat on that day?

Retreat registration ends Tuesday, January 15, 2019