Tag: Retreat

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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What’s it like to go on retreat?

What’s it like to go on retreat?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Come with me to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, where, for 50 years, people have been going to “find the missing peace.”

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Catholic tour groups thrive despite economy

Catholic tour groups thrive despite economy

| Zoey Di Mauro | July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although the shifting economy sometimes forces people to forgo usual vacations, Catholic tour companies do not seem to feel the impact.

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A place for peace

A place for peace

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

What better place than the Holy Land to discern your next step in life?

That’s what Shirley Wanchena of St. Louis Park decided back in 1977, shortly after her husband, Victor, had died after a six-year battle with heart disease.

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Men’s Conference welcomes walk-ins

Men’s Conference welcomes walk-ins

| March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The annual Archdiocesan Men’s Conference will be held March 16 at the University of St. Thomas Field House in St. Paul.

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