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A Quiet Retreat with Charles de Foucauld – Online
October 21, 2022 - October 23, 2022
St. Charles (canonized by Pope Francis in May 2022) “put out into deep waters” for the love of Jesus. From well-born, wealthy and sybaritic, to army officer, to Cistercian monk, to convent handyman, to desert hermit, St. Charles changed and challenges us to do so that our lives and locations become dwelling places of Jesus. Popular retreat leader Dr. Bonnie Thurston will offer a program in which we learn the spirituality of this extraordinary saint through both presentations and quiet times of reflection.
Our retreat leader: Having resigned a Professorship and Chair in New Testament, Bonnie Thurston lives quietly in her home state of West Virginia. A well-known Thomas Merton Scholar, she has written or edited 23 theological and/or spiritual books, most recently St. Mary of Egypt (Liturgical Press, 2022), and seven collections of poetry, most recently Not Sonnets (Cinnamon Press, 2022). She is an avid reader, walker, gardener, cook, and classical music lover.
Formats: This retreat will be offered on Zoom. For those who wish to come away for a time of retreat and view the presentations in a retreat setting, private retreat accommodations will be available.
Cost: $100 for Zoom retreat. (Onsite private retreat accommodations available for the weekend for an additional at $175.)
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