Men’s October Silent Retreat – October 19-21, 2018 7:30 PM Friday- 1:00 PM Sunday

Blinded On The Damascus Road: Consenting To God – Presented by Fr. Daniel Manger, OSB, Cam

Consent, in the mystical tradition, is based on the encounter with desire, born of the growing awareness of what is absent in heart and spirit. The activity of giving consent can expose our definition of trust in the God who is the author of freedom. St. Paul writes: (Gal. 5:1) “Christ set us free, so that we should remain free.”

Father Daniel will offer perspectives on how to reconnoiter our personal biography of consent, issues that may obstruct our giving consent and the rigor of living discipleship of dislocation and hunger for the life sustaining presence of God within.

All Franciscan retreats feature a pleasant blend of scheduled time to open time.Observing silence on this retreat (beginning at the prayer session on Friday evening until after Sunday Mass) stills distractions and creates a space where one can think clearly and b open to the Spirit’s promptings.

This retreat, presented by Father Daniel Manger, OSB,Cam.offers reflections on New Testament writings by
St. Paul presenting ever deeper opportunities to awaken the ‘dynamism of consent’ in our call to holiness.

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

Click on Retreat Schedules for details on the daily schedule of our Weekend and Midweek Retreats.

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