Retreat Theme: Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace
Our theme this year, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, is both powerful and timely. It comes from one of the most popular and well-loved prayers in the world: the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis.
Our mission on earth is the same as that of Christ, to bring to others God’s peace–God’s state of “perfect well-being” and completeness. St. Francis saw this as his mission too. He advised his followers that “they should not be quarrelsome or take part in disputes with words…or criticize others; but they should be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, courteous and humble, speaking respectfully to everyone.”
Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. Time and again, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. Faith intensifies our desire to address the questions of our times, precisely, in the light of the gospel:
What is peace?
What does it mean to be a peacemaker?
What is the Christian response to violence?
During our retreat we will explore how we can place ourselves in the center of the storm and be an instrument of peace.
Registration and Fees
The offering for our theme weekends is $250. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration for all weekends.
Our retreat will conclude with Mass at 10:15 am followed by brunch. Families and friends may join retreatants for Mass and brunch. You can use the Registration Form to make brunch reservations for your guests. You can also make reservations for our Friday soup supper.
Deposits may be transferred to another weekend within the same retreat season, but cannot be transferred to another person. The fee for a Theme Commuter Saturday is $125, with a $50 deposit due with registration.
If you have registered and need to cancel, or arrange late arrival, we ask that you call us 24 hours in advance.
Partial financial aid may be available for those who cannot afford the minimum fee. Requests for financial aid should be made in writing to our Administrator, and be accompanied by a completed registration form.
Register by using the form below or print Theme Retreat 2017-2018 and return to OLC with your deposit.