Final talks on JOY in 2018: 
Men’s December Weekend Retreat – December 14-16, 2018

In our final retreat on the topic of JOY in 2018 Fr Ron Mrozinski presents four talks on Joy specially prepared for this December Men’s retreat.

1). Gospel Joy
What is joy as Jesus speaks of it in the Gospel? Drawing upon The Gospel of John we will explore how Jesus presents joy to us. The joy of discipleship is the foundation of this joy.

2). “The Joy of the Gospel”
Pope Francis gives to the church in his encyclical of the same name, both a reassurance and a challenge of living the gospel and finding this abiding joy in life. We will uncover the depth of his words.

3). Living In Joy Daily
The fears, failures and disappointments of life can diminish joy in our lives. Our understanding of Gospel Joy is what restores us. Salvation and Sanctification are gifts meant to overcome our disillusioned moments in life.

4). The Joy of Serving
Sharing our faith through service brings joy in knowing we are doing what Jesus did and asks us to do.  The joy of the gospel is expressed in our life of service.             The                                                                                                             

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Things our retreatants say:

  • The liturgies were inspirational and the homilies added more meaning. I’m so impressed by how down-to-earth Father Jim and Brother Bob are as they relate to us
  • The time here has been healing. Truly my spirit gives thanks to our God for this time
  • The retreat conferences were excellent. So much food for thought and nourishment for the soul. Lots to take into prayer and on my daily faith walk.
  • The blend of scheduled time to free time is just right. It allows me to reflect, refresh and recharge my soul to put a little bounce in my step!

Registration Information

A non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per person is required and must be received in order to reserve a room. Suggested offering for our weekend and mid-week retreats is $160 (includes programs, meals and private room with shared shower/toilet.

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General Information

Our Men’s Retreats provide an opportunity for men to gather together to focus on their spiritual lives. Men have been a strong presence at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center from the beginning. Men continue to be bring their solid faith, love of the Church and faithfulness to the Gospel message to the retreats they attend here.

The Conventual Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province are your hosts at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center. The peace and natural beauty of our facility nestled in sixty acres of woods, prairie grass and a pond beckons you from the cares of daily life to a place of quiet reflection.

Our Retreat House and Spirituality Center offers:

  • Beautiful Chapel
  • Library
  • Conference room
  • Gift Shop
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Confession
  • Four Conferences
  • Home cooked meals

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