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Men’s Retreat – Do Not Be Afraid Of Holiness

February 9 @ 9:00 am - February 10 @ 12:00 pm


This year’s Men’s Weekend Retreat will focus on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate, Rejoice And Be Glad, On The Call To Holiness in Today’s World in which he encourages Christians, “Do not be afraid to set your sights higher, to allow yourself to be loved and liberated by God. Do not be afraid to let yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit. Holiness does not make you less human since it is an encounter between your weakness and the power of God’s grace. For in the words of León Bloy, when all is said and done, ‘the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint’. Participants will discern a deeper understanding of the “call to the holiness” through the prayerful reading of the Word of God and sections of Gaudete et Exsultate.

Retreat Facilitator:

Fr. Warren J. Savage is a Priest of the Diocese of Springfield, MA. He is the Chairperson of the Committee for the Continuing Education, Formation and Support of Clergy; the Catholic Chaplain and Director of Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center, Westfield State University; a Lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA; and an Instructor for the Permanent Diaconate Formation Program. He is also a member of Spiritual Directors International and the Institute for the Study of Christian Spirituality.

Your friends and family are welcome to join you for Sunday Brunch at 11:00 am. Make reservations for them when you register.

Register for this retreat by calling (860) 677-8519 or use the form below. You may also download and print Men’s Retreat 2019.



February 9 @ 9:00 am
February 10 @ 12:00 pm
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Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center


Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center
31 Colton Street
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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