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Tuesday Night Book Group: Saturday Midday Retreat
August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Tuesday Night Book Group on a Saturday Midday Retreat in Manhattan to hear two 30-minute talks on The Union of the Intellect and the Heart by Fr. James Brent (Ph.D., St. Louis University) of the Thomistic Institute’s popular “Aquinas 101” series and Fr. Bruno Shah (Ph.D., Notre Dame) of Providence College. From 1-3 PM, we will be led in a guided meditation before the Blessed Sacrament.
There’s a dimension of prayer life, of our hearts, that lies hidden and secret, perhaps even to ourselves. It is our original solitude—that intimate private consciousness between God and the individual.
In his humanity, the Lord Jesus must have himself experienced this secret core to his spiritual life and sacred heart. He would often retreat to a private place to pray to the Father, so when he teaches us how to pray, it really is an amazing revelation! He’s letting us in on the secret of his trinitarian life. He’s revealing the heart of his absolute trust in the Father, a human trust that is at the same time perfectly energized by his own eternal divinity.
During our Retreat, may the secret of our spiritual identity hidden with Christ in God be discerned and deepened through the spirit of prayer, and may his Spirit anoint us to pray as Jesus taught us so that our heavenly Father’s kingdom expands into our hearts.
To register to attend (there is no cost) and to receive details (please note that we will be meeting off-site), please email “August 19th Retreat” to [email protected].
All are welcome.