Upcoming Retreats

Psalms - Prayers of Gritty Honesty

in chair lighter backgroundJanuary 16-20, 2017

Psalms teach us to hide nothing from God but to bring all that is real into the only relationship that can bless the best and heal the worst in us.  Psalms teach us to express every human condition and feeling. Psalms teach us to glorify, confess, hope, ask and even curse. Psalms teach us to share our whole being with God.  

During this retreat we will enter the history, meaning, and vision of the psalms.  Psalms give us the words to accompany us into God’s presence as who we are and what we are feeling.  At times we do not have the words to express our distress, our trust, our anger or our delight, joy, and wonder.  The Psalms give us those words.  St Francis composed 15 Psalms using the words of the 150 Psalms.  We will look at these psalms and compose our own psalms.  This retreat will help us pray the psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours and in the Mass with greater understanding, joy and love.

Presenter’s Bio:
Fr Chuck Faso OFM is a Franciscan Friar.  He has advanced degrees in Theology and Liturgy.  He taught Religion at both the high school and college level.  He has been a parish mission preacher and retreat director for many years.  He has led many groups of pilgrims to the Holy Land and to Assisi.   He is the Spiritual Assistant to two Secular Franciscan Fraternities.

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