Sunday, May 23. 3pm-5pm. Presented by Irene Rush Nolan, RN. $20pp.
Caregiver’s Support program meets to give those involved with the caring of the sick or disabled person some time to pray, share, rest and refocus themselves. The program is open to all involved in doing this work, be it for a family member, friend or as part of their profession or Ministry.
Irene Rush Nolan is a registered nurse with many years experience in caring for the chronically ill and homebound. Irene is also an associate on the staff of St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House and a spiritual director.
May 25th, 6:45pm-9pm. “Casablanca“ – Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henried. The film focuses on a man torn between love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her husband (a Czech Resistance Leader) escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Come and enjoy thought-provoking movies with us every last Tuesday of the month until May.These movies touch upon many themes of Ignatian spirituality and dynamics found in the Spiritual Exercises. Fr. Marc Roselli, SJ, will host and facilitate discussion. $15 pp per session. Refreshments are provided.
Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5 2013. A silent retreat rooted in Centering Prayer which is a popular method of Contemplative prayer or Christian Meditation placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. Though most authors trace its roots to the contemplative prayer of the Desert Fathers of early Christian Monasticism, to the Lectivo Divina tradition of Benedictine Monasticism, and to works like The Cloud of Unknowing and the writings of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, its origins as part of the “Centering Prayer” movement in modern Catholicism and Christianity can be traced to several books published by three Trappist monks of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts in the 1970s: Fr. William Meninger, Fr. M. Basil Penington and Abbot Thomas Keating.Includes Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. For more information and registration please contact Barbara Sullivan at 516-481-0472.
Price: $300pp private; $250pp semi-private and $200 commuter. The retreat will begin Friday evening with 5pm check-in, followed by dinner at 6 pm. all retreatants are welcome to join us prior to check-in at our 4pm Liturgy. Please call (516)621-8300 x15 for more information or to register.
July 31 – August 6. “God’s greatest glory is a person fully alive.” St. Irenaeus
This retreat opportunity will be a celebration of life and being fully alive in body, mind and spirit. Using a Wholistic Spirituality paradigm, the week wil provide a prayerful journey of actualization that honors wholeness and holiness in relationship with ourselves, others, God and creation. What is Wholistic Spirituality? What blocks this invitation to wholeness? What are some helpful and wholistic practices that further personal wholeness and holiness? The retreat will include: Morning and evening prayer, input sessions each morning followed by a good amount of time for personal prayer and reflection and an optional evening faithsharing. This will be a silent retreat with opportunity for spiritual direction interviews. Weather permitting ~ Inisfada has a pool provided for retreatants. Retreat Presenter: Sr. Ruthann T. O’Mara, SSJ.
Sister Ruthann is currently ministering at Our Lady of Lourdes Wellness Center in Collingswood, NJ. She has been a spiritual director, supervisor for spiritual directors and a retreat leader for many years.