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A retreat is time for God, a time for assessing our relationship with God. We spend time with the people we cherish and respect. We spend time with God. A retreat nurtures our spiritual life in an environment away from the ordinary distractions of life. In the Scriptures, we read that Jesus would simply go off and pray. Keep Reading…
Retreat Season 2017-2018:
By His Wounds You Are Healed
“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness”. This is how the Apostle Peter introduces us not only to the facts of what Christ did for us, but the very purpose of why when he continues “for by His wounds you are healed”.(1 Peter 2:24)
Jesus Christ wants to heal us even more than we ourselves desire to be healed, or else he would not have paid such a price for our healing on the Cross!
Consider that we were saved even before we were ever aware of it. This healing is already extended to us in every way imaginable. We need to consider it, desire it, recognize it and accept it.
Our consideration may involve such questions as, “Do I need it?” St. Augustine’s wayward prayer prior to his conversion was, “Lord make me pure…but not yet.” (Confessions) He was unaware of how much he even needed God’s healing.
To develop a desire for healing, we must identify within ourselves what is most in need of the Savior’s touch in our life.
How will you recognize it? By standing in Its presence in the person of Jesus Christ Himself. How will you accept it? The motto of Blessed John Henry Newman in Latin says “cor ad cor loqitor,” which means “heart speaks to heart.”
We look forward to welcoming you with open arms here at the Spiritual Center. This is the time to deepen your faith, so that your faith is strengthened for the journey. For a complete retreat calendar, look at our newsletter The Light