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  • Directed Retreat
     June 4, 2023 - June 10, 2023
     5:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Directors: Paula Drass, CSJ, Karen Guth, SCL, Manna House Staff Retreatants meet daily with an experienced spiritual director. Together they discern the spiritual path on which the Holy Spirit is leading the retreatant. The director suggests Scripture passages that may assist the retreatant in further considering her/his spiritual journey and Christ’s call to discipleship.  Sunday, (more…)

  • Bobbin Lace Retreat
     June 14, 2023 - June 21, 2023
     5:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Retreat Directors: Ronna Robertson, Janet Lander, CSJ and Mary Jo Thummel, CSJ Every “retreat” worthy of title, allows us to step back from the bustle and worries of our everyday lives and find that inner place where joy and peace abide. We renew the simplicity of heart, spiritual childhood, even while we ripen in the (more…)

  • Theological Institute
     July 13, 2023 - July 16, 2023
     5:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD July 13–16, 2023 Climate change is a moral issue that implicates the Church’s mission and core commitments of Catholic social teaching. Pope Francis has urged persons and communities to “start a revolution” of encounter and action that will prevent accelerating climate catastrophe. These actions include internal “ecological conversion” and advocating (more…)

  • Picnic With God
     July 28, 2023 - July 30, 2023
     12:00 pm

Directors: Dian Hall, CSJ and Lorren Harbin, CSJ You are invited: Come be our guest! Take a long weekend to cool off from the summer heat and celebrate with God, creation and us. Enjoy fellowship with others, rest and relaxation. Enjoy God’s sunrise with a mini pilgrimage through our historic Nazareth Motherhouse with its grounds, (more…)

  • Truly Religious!
     August 27, 2023 - September 2, 2023
     4:00 pm - 12:45 pm

A time to reflect together on our religious way of life that reflects the founding moment. You will have the opportunity to explore your vocation and its meaning, purpose and importance privately and in communion with others with like vocations.   “Was that when they began to come together in order to ‘become’ together  – (more…)

  • Legacy Retreat
     September 24, 2023 - September 30, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What am I leaving?  To whom am I leaving it? These days are for those of us “of a certain age” who experience the questions of quality and capacity of life more frequently than ever before. Facing old or old, old age is the time to begin to examine the meaning of our successes and (more…)

  • Hanging Gardens
     October 5, 2023 - October 8, 2023
     5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Class Teacher: Joyce Schultz The black accents in “Hanging Gardens” add a “Wow” factor to this quilt. It gets your attention without being too bold or distracting. This quilt uses 2 1/2″ strips (jelly roll) and includes instructions for three quilt sizes. Thursday, 5:00 – Sunday, 3:00 p.m. Cost: $215. (more…)

  • A Seasoned Religious Life
     October 22, 2023 - October 27, 2023
     4:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Directors: Marcia Allen, CSJ and Gilla Dubé, CSJ Religious Communities are making decisions that are reinventing our lives. This “unsettlement” gives rise to a spectrum of emotions that need to be processed. Like the seasons in nature and within us, there is also a season in religious life. Come away for five days to greet and (more…)

  • Advent Session 1: O Rising Dawn!
     December 6, 2023
     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Advent Series Session 1: O Rising Dawn! December 6, 2023 Presenter: Marcia Allen, CSJ “With nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn rejoicing,” sings the psalmist. In this hour of anticipating the coming of God in the flesh through Christ Jesus, we will pray our way through the winter darkness with Psalm 30. We (more…)

  • Advent Series Session 2: O Wisdom
     December 13, 2023
     7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Advent Series Session 2: O Wisdom December 13, 2023 Presenter: Mary Jo Thummel, CSJ “O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!”   (O Antiphon for December 17, 2023) If you are familiar with the hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel, you will (more…)