Just a reminder about this weekend's Advent Retreat on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. We will be praying especially for a just resolution to the Writers Guild strike.
The retreat location is Immaculate Heart Retreat House, 3431 Waverly Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
The theme of this retreat is "Mary: The Eternal 'Yes' of Prayer." It focuses on the person and activities of the Blessed Virgin as the quintessential expressions of the prayerful life. Far from robbing her of her human dignity, her constant acquiescence to the will of God elevated her above all other humans, making her not only a powerful intercessor with her Son but also the great model of all that is best in womanhood. This activity is a combination of seminar (e.g., some Bible study), retreat (prayer and meditation, with Mass at the conclusion), and dialoguing (general discussions).
Here is the final schedule for Saturday's retreat:
910-920 Opening Prayer and Lighting of Advent Wreath
920-945 The Catechism on Prayer (Barbara)
945-1000 Discussion and Questions on Prayer
1015-1045 Reflections on Motherhood and Mary as Mother (Bernadette Neal)
1045-1115 Silent Meditation
1115-1200 Mary in the Bible (Dr. Eric Hansen)
1245-115 Silent Meditation
115-145 Mary in the Church (Dr. Hansen)
145-215 Mary in Our Lives (Todd Inman)
215-245 Discussion and Questions on Mary
245-330 Break/Time for Sacrament of Reconciliation (continues all afternoon)
There are still spaces available. Email to rsvp to: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can order the right amount of lunches.