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Becoming friends of God and prophets: Providence Community spring retreat

March 10 at 6:00 pm - March 12 at 10:30 am EST

Community Room, Providence Hall

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 United States

Open for registration. Registration deadline: February 23, 2023.

March 10 at 6:00 pm March 12 at 10:30 am EST

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876 United States
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The Providence Community of Providence Associates and Sisters of Providence as well as the larger public, is invited to join us for the Providence Community’s spring retreat. Join us as scripture professor and Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Laurie Brink, O.P., takes us through a closer look at understanding God as friend.

The retreat “Becoming Friends of God and Prophets” makes two extraordinary claims.
1) That our life’s ultimate goal is friendship with God and
2) That the Scriptures provide the roadmap.
Friendship with God is a gift of Holy Wisdom (Wis 7:27). God speaks to Moses face to face as one speaks to a friend (Exodus 33:11). And most striking of all these biblical examples, Jesus calls his own disciples, “friends” (John 15:15).

Join us for engaging biblical stories and personal reflection. Grow in your awareness of friendship as an avenue to deepening our understanding of ourselves, and friendship as the ultimate metaphor for our relationship with God.

Attendance

We have two options for attendance. Attend in person at beautiful Saint Mary-of-the-Woods for the fullest retreat experience. Cost to attend in person is $75. This includes three meals on Saturday and a continental breakfast on Sunday. (See some housing options below, priced separately.) Cost for Sisters of Providence to attend is $45. You must register to attend in person by Feb. 23.

Or join us virtually by Livestream. Cost for virtual attendance is $25.

Register for either attendance option using the form at the bottom of this page.

Housing options

Goodwin Guesthouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

$45 per night. All rooms can house up to two guests. Reserve your room and pay using the registration form at the bottom of this page. Only 18 rooms available.

Woodhaven Retreat and Guesthouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

$50 per night. All rooms are single occupancy. Reserve your room and pay using the registration form at the bottom of this page. Only 6 rooms available.

Local hotels

Holiday Inn in Terre Haute, located at 3300 S. U.S. Highway 41, is offering a 10% price reduction for retreatants. Tell them you are attending the SP March retreat. 812-232-6081.

You are also welcome to explore other local hotel options in the area.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, March 10, 2023

6 pm         
7 pm         
8 pm        

Gathering/Social
Session 1: Introduction/Sharing
Night Prayer

Saturday, March 11

9 am         
9:30 am         
10:30 am
10:50 am
11:50 am
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm

Morning Praise
Session 2
Break
Session 3
Dinner
Session 4
Session 5, including break
Session 6
Conclusion of the Day

Sunday, March 12

9 am
9:15
10:20
11:00       

Morning Praise
A Holy Review
Closing Ritual
Eucharistic Liturgy

For more information

Contact Providence Associates Office at 317-250-3294 or PAoffice@spsmw.org.

Facilitated by

Sister Laurie Brink, O.P.

A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Laurie Brink, O.P., is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and an associate editor of The Bible Today. Her most recent book is The Heaven are Telling the Glory of God: An Emerging Chapter for Religious Life. Science, Theology, and Mission (Liturgical Press, 2022). As a Dominican, she is keenly interested in promoting biblical literacy and to that end has given presentations throughout the world

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