September 2012 : Event Details
Fri, Sep 21 - 7pm
Sun, Sep 23 - 1pm
    Teresa Monaghen
    Retreat: Porta Fidei - The Door of Faith
    This retreat is designed to prepare the Faithful for the "Year of Faith" as declared by Pope Benedict XVI and the beginning of a new year renewed in grace!
    Presented by Teresa Monaghen, AO and others

    "The 'door of faith' (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime."

    October 2012 sees the start of Pope Benedict’s call for ‘A Year of Faith’. This retreat is in response to our Holy Father’s desire that every believer profess their Faith in its fullness with renewed conviction.

    Some points of reflection that will be presented during the retreat include:

    • The Holy Father desires all the faithful to intensify their reflection on the Faith so that all believers may more consciously and vigorously adhere to the Gospel.

    • The Holy Father emphasizes the importance of opening the door to faith in a new and fresh way in these times of radical change we are all experiencing.

    • The Holy Father sees the public profession of our Faith, in our families and homes, our schools, churches and Cathedrals around the world, as giving us strength through God's grace, so that we may know our Faith better, and better transmit it to future generations. He requires all religious communities new and old, to find ways to make a public profession of the Credo.

    Scripture, the Catechism, Lives of the Saints and prayerful presentations on the theme make up the weekend's format.

    This is a great retreat for priests, committed lay men and women, leaders, teachers, and parents to assist others in “opening wide the door” to this year of faith and stir into flame the gift we have been given personally and for the world!

    From Pope Benedict's Letter Porta Fidei:

    "Intent on gathering the signs of the times in the present of history, faith commits every one of us to become a living sign of the presence of the Risen Lord in the world.

    What the world is in particular need of today is the credible witness of people enlightened in mind and heart by the word of the Lord, and capable of opening the hearts and minds of many to the desire for God and for true life, life without end".       

    Regular Registration Fees
    $100.00 Commuter (None Available)
    $165.00 Single (None Available)
    $138.00 Double (None Available)
    Please Arrive 30 Minutes Early
    All registrations include a $50.00 non refundable deposit.
    Program Code: 12EXP07721
    Good place for a control!