Francis House of Prayer

TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER

PERSONAL RETREAT DAY
         Wednesday, December 6       9:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Take a day away from the busyness of your life to rest a while in the Lord and experience God’s presence. Come to Francis House for silence, personal prayer and optional spiritual direction.  The day begins and ends with a brief prayer together.  Donation: $10; $40 with spiritual direction.  Please bring a bag lunch.


CENTERING PRAYER WEEKEND RETREAT
              7:00 PM Friday to 1:00 PM Sunday
              December 8 – 10                         

A centering prayer weekend provides the time, space and discipline needed to experience the inner stillness which occurs when given the opportunity for frequent centering prayer periods alone and in common.  John of the Cross refers to “restful tranquility” and “solitary quietude” when speaking of contemplation.  Jesus says, “Come to me all you who are weary, and you will find rest for your souls.”  (Mt. 11:28)
Donation: $130/$50 non-refundable deposit.  Commuters welcome, all meals included.




SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT WEEKEND
            7:00 PM Friday to 1:00 PM Sunday

            December 15 – 17    


Due to the frantic pace of contemporary life, it is essential for our spiritual and physical health to take time to pray.  A weekend directed retreat offers you the opportunity to experience the graced rhythm of life in which silence and rest restore your body and God revives your soul.  Liturgy, spiritual direction and optional contemplative prayer periods are included.  Please register early.  These fill quickly. Donation: $130/$50 non-refundable deposit with registration.


BE BORN IN ME
MAKE MY HEART YOUR BETHLEHEM
            Wednesday, December 20      9:30 AM – 1:00 PM


This retreat morning will allow you the time and space to celebrate Christmas spiritually, as most of us do not have that opportunity on the day itself.  Spending this time with God makes a huge difference in the final days before Christmas, as you continue your preparation for the feast and will enhance your entire Christmas Season.  “I’ll hold you in the beginning, you will hold me in the end.  Every moment in the middle, make my heart your Bethlehem.  Be Born in Me.” (Battistelli) Please come.  Donation: $20, lunch included.


END OF THE YEAR RETREAT
            Sunday, December 31 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Since God gives us life and time and is Lord over all, it seems appropriate to end the year in prayer.  Francis House offers time, space and quiet for naming the graces of 2017 and expressing gratitude to God.  The afternoon will focus on our goals, hopes and desires for 2018.  We will bring the day to a close with a celebration of our Sunday Liturgy.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Love Offering.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Please register for all programs by calling 609-877-0509. Be sure to include your full name and PHONE NUMBER and the title of the program on our voice mail. Registering by phone is preferred!


If you wish to register by email, refer to "Contact Us."

December 2017