- This event has passed.
Advent Retreat Day
December 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm$35
Advent Retreat Day – Exploring the World of Mary and Joseph
What was the world of Mary and Joseph really like? Join us for an Advent Retreat day at OLC.
Our day will begin with morning prayer followed by a multimedia presentation by Sr. Mary Ann Strain, CP on the world of Mary and Joseph based on the Infancy Narratives and archaeological discoveries. Visit Ain Karim, where it is believed Zechariah and Elizabeth owned two homes. See how close King Herod lived to Bethlehem and what a menacing presence he was. Go inside the newly discovered House of Nutrition in Bethlehem where Mary and Joseph may have raised Jesus. These ancient ruins will bring the Scriptures concerning the birth of Jesus to life for you. You will come away with a deeper sense of the realities of Mary and Joseph’s lives and the challenges they faced.
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. – L. P. Hartley
There will be an opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Advent Retreat Day will conclude with Mass in OLC’s chapel at 1:00 pm. Includes lunch.
Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8519 or by using the form below. You may also download and print Advent Retreat Day – Exploring the World of Mary & Joseph Through the Scriptures and Archaeology