1. Quiet Retreat Dates: 7:00 pm Sunday June 23 - 1:00 pm Sunday June 30, 2013 Directors: Ss. Charlotte Hesby, JoAnn Haney, Monique Schwirtz
This is an opportunity for a private, meditation, or directed retreat - you decide what your heart needs at this time. We will provide meals and the quiet of our peaceful lakeside setting, along with optional daily group prayer, group meditation times, discussion of questions about or experiences in meditation, and liturgy. Our experienced spiritual directors will be available for one-to-one sessions for those who wish. This is your time to plan and use as best suits you.
Register by June 20, 2013 Cost: $425 (includes retreat fees plus room and all meals)
2. Praying with Francis and Clare
Dates: 7:00 pm Sunday June 2 - 1:00 pm Saturday June 8, 2013 Presenter: Sr. Ramona Miller, osf Two conferences each day will provide some historical context for passages from the writings of Francis or Clare of Assisi as well as the spiritual legacy that their writings provide us. Praying with the words of these holy persons will open us to the richness of their spirituality for contemporary seekers. Retreatants need to bring books that have the writings of Francis and Clare, and a personal bible.
Sister Ramona Miller has a wide experience in pastoral ministry in parishes--Director of Adult Faith Formation, Pastoral Associate—and retreat centers. She served as Director of Spiritual Formation at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California (2002-2006) and a member of her congregation’s leadership team (2006-2012). For twenty five years her ministry included serving as a staff member of the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs leading pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy. Ramona continues to offer presentations on contemporary aspects of Franciscan spirituality including virtual pilgrimages to Assisi. She is a graduate of Seattle University (Master’s in Ministry) and the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University (Master’s in Franciscan Studies), author of In the Footsteps of Saint Clare, and co-author of Praying With Clare of Assisi.
Register by May 10, 2013 Cost: $425 (includes retreat fee plus room and all meals
Volunteer Work Day
Each Spring and Fall we have a Work Day to clean up the grounds and buildings of the Retreat center to prepare for the coming season. Our volunteers come from as far away as Rochester, Hastings, and Minneapolis. We begin with a prayer of praise or blessing to lead us into our work day and are often finished by early afternoon. Of course, we always stop for the lunch provided by the Center and served by our kitchen volunteers!
Join us for a rewarding day of prayer, work and community.
2011 Copyright Holy Spirit Retreat Center - Janesville, MN