Growing in Intimacy with Christ (IOCF)
As humans, one of our perennial weaknesses is a fickle stance toward life in the Spirit. We want to pray but we are often inexplicably drawn to the tasks at hand, leaving prayerful desire to die at its first prompting. One truth that helps us stay committed to a spiritual life is knowledge that such a life is not another task to be accomplished. Entering prayer has less to do with task completion and more to do with receiving gifts. At its core, the spiritual life is about “receiving more” rather than “doing more.” Prayer is not my work—it is God’s healing.
Presented by Deacon James Keating, director of theological formation at the Institute for Priestly Formation, and Deacon Joe Michalak, director of the Institute for Diaconate Formation.
Date & Time
Sunday, November 17 – Friday, November 22, 2019.
Arrive any time after 4:00 p.m. on November 17. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. The retreat will conclude after lunch on Friday.
All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities.
For details, call (651) 962-6315.