Tag: Retreat

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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Lenten Women’s retreat Feb. 25

Lenten Women’s retreat Feb. 25

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Finding Christ in the Desert,” is the topic of the annual Women’s Retreat sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life.

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Deacon says hope comes from applying gifts we’ve been given to share

Deacon says hope comes from applying gifts we’ve been given to share

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Deacon Thom Winninger recently offered a preliminary look at his upcoming presentation at the “Fire of Hope: A Girlfriends Getaway for God” event for women Jan. 20 and 21.

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Engaged couples wanted at Jan. 14 retreat in Albertville

Engaged couples wanted at Jan. 14 retreat in Albertville

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Michael parish in St. Michael is inviting engaged couples from other parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to attend a “God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage” retreat on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the St. Albert Parish Center, 11400 57th St. N.E., Albertville.

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