"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pentecost Silent Retreat 2012 (and Ordinations)

contact Fr. Benedict OP if you would like to register

Retreat will be at St. Gabriel's Retreat House, 1501 Hilton Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228-0106

The 2012 Pentecost Silent Retreat will be an excellent way to prayerfully start out your summer. The retreat, for men discerning a Dominican vocation, will be directed by Dominican Fathers: Carleton Jones OP, John Corbett OP, Thomas Petri OP and Benedict Croell OP. The Pentecost theme comes from Galatians 5:25 “If we live in the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit.”  The retreat, beginning in the afternoon on Saturday May 26th and concluding by noon on Wednesday May 30th, will include daily Mass, praying the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, silence, and daily conferences.  The retreat takes place at Saint Gabriel’s Retreat House, located on 88 beautiful wooded acres in Patapsco Valley State Park near Baltimore. Saint Gabriel’s is an apostolate of the All Saints’ Sisters of the Poor, and is located on the grounds of All Saints Convent.

One of the benefits of the retreat will be participating in the monastic life as it is lead by the All Saints Sisters. The Sisters began as an Anglican community in 1872 and were received into the Roman Catholic Church in November 2011, so this is a great chance to meet and pray with the sisters and share in their Anglican patrimony. Additionally retreatants will attend the Pentecost Sunday High Mass in the Anglican-use Rite at a local parish, where Dominican Fr. Carleton Jones OP is the chaplain.