Tag: Retreat

Bishops describe their retreat as inspiring, Spirit-filled

Bishops describe their retreat as inspiring, Spirit-filled

| Carol Zimmermann | January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although the weeklong retreat for U.S. Catholic bishops emphasized quiet reflection, several bishops spoke out on social media during the retreat and after it wrapped up Jan. 8 with positive reaction about it and to give shoutouts to the retreat leader, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, who has preached to popes and top officials of the Roman Curia for nearly 40 years.

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Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops.

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U.S. bishops take part in weeklong retreat about clergy sex abuse crisis

U.S. bishops take part in weeklong retreat about clergy sex abuse crisis

| Carol Zimmermann | January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Catholic bishops are taking part in a closed-door retreat Jan. 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake near Chicago to prayerfully consider ways to rebuild trust over the clergy sex abuse crisis.

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Blessed Is She retreat speakers: Go wild

Blessed Is She retreat speakers: Go wild

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speakers encouraged attendees to pray and reflect on where God is asking them to be “wild” — to throw off constraints in order to better love God and follow his will. 

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Pacem in Terris hermitages offer silence, seclusion

Pacem in Terris hermitages offer silence, seclusion

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

People who make individual retreats in Pacem in Terris’ hermitages make a free-will donation, but the center gets “spiritual paychecks” in the form of letters from former “hermits” that describe their stories and experiences, said Tim Drake, executive director.

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For many men, Demontreville retreats are annual respites

For many men, Demontreville retreats are annual respites

| April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since 1948, lay men from around the region and beyond have used silent retreat weekends at Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo as a way to respond to God’s will in their lives through the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.

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Online Catholic women’s ministry has strong local ties

Online Catholic women’s ministry has strong local ties

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

‘Blessed is she who believes’

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Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Working with women who’ve been trafficked can take a toll on those who hear their stories and try to help them rebuild their lives. That’s why staff members from two Minnesota organizations that work with victims of sex trafficking and other violent crimes gathered at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul June 2-3 for a necessary break.

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Advent events in the archdiocese

Advent events in the archdiocese

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Responding to a query from The Catholic Spirit, parishes, schools and organizations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis submitted the following events

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Retreat director: Labyrinth prayer ‘a calming, healing process’

Retreat director: Labyrinth prayer ‘a calming, healing process’

| April 21, 2016 | 9 Comments

Conventual Franciscan Brother Bob Roddy, Franciscan Retreats’ director, said the graces he’s received from praying in labyrinths inspired him to commission one for the center’s retreatants.

“I’ve done it many, many times on retreats and find it just a really calming, healing kind of process,” he said. “It’s really an emptying. As you focus on just walking and whatever intention you bring in there, everything else just moves off to the side.”

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Retreat center plans 50th anniversary events

Retreat center plans 50th anniversary events

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake has planned events large and small this year to mark the 50th anniversary of its first retreat, which began on Jan. 4, 1966. Here’s a listing.

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Who goes on retreats?

Who goes on retreats?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Regular retreat attendees describe the benefits: They’re better Catholics, a father-son duo say; co-workers say “You’re different” when she gets back from being on retreat.

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