Francis House of Prayer
TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER
SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT WEEKEND
7:00 PM Friday to 1:00 PM Sunday
November 2 – 4
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.
PERSONAL RETREAT DAY
Wednesday, November 7 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.
DAWN – DAY – DUSK – DARK
MERTON’S BOOK OF HOURS
Wednesday, November 14 6:30 – 8:00 PM
You will receive Merton’s A Book of Hours which gathers some of the most beautiful and insightful passages in his writings arranged as prayers to be offered at dawn, midday, dusk and night hours of each day. They are simple and elegant as is Merton at his best! Our souls long to live in union with God. This little book gives us a way that is brief and quite manageable for the ordinary, busy person at work in the world. It will be a good opening for your Advent Season. Donation: $25, includes book.
GRATEFULNESS OF THE HEART
Tuesday, November 20 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Gratitude heals wounds and sets our spirits free. I’m hoping that our day on gratefulness of the heart will help each of us let go of negative attitudes and grow in serenity by developing gratefulness as a habit of the mind and practice of the heart. What a wonderful way to prepare for the great feast of Thanksgiving! Donation: Love Offering, lunch included.
Wednesday, November 28 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Come and learn more about yourself, and others in your family and life who are important to you. Join us for a workshop on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI™) and explore your own personality and preferences, receive some tools which will help you understand and appreciate those who are different from you…and have some fun too! Presenter: Cheryl Beth Kuchler. Donation: $75, includes comprehensive materials and lunch.
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."