2022 Pre-Advent Day of Reflection


Date Saturday, Nov 19th, 2022 THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The holiday season begins with Thanksgiving and it is no sooner over and planning and preparations for Christmas are thrust upon us!  How easily the season of Advent can get lost!

Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is  a holy time of preparation that can lead our hearts and minds to the deeper meaning  of our lives and Christmas.  

Before the rushing and busyness begins, the Saturday before Thanksgiving offers us the opportunity to experience a day in the quiet stillness of God that leads to the peace and hope we all long for at Christmas.   

“Fallow Ground: Restoring the Soil of the Soul”

“And the word of love had again been made flesh, having germinated in the somber days of winter.”  John F. Kavanaugh SJ

Through poetry, music and short spiritual exercises, this interactive workshop is designed to provide the space to explore ways in which we can take in what is life-giving and discard that which limits our freedom and growth. How can we open ourselves to Emmanuel, God with us?

Presenter: Margaret Roman is a Seton Associate who taught alongside the Sisters of Charity for most of her teaching career. She was also a cantor for many years at St. Bernard’s in Mount Hope and Saint Thomas More in Morristown. She is a professor emeritus of English, Saint Elizabeth University

Limited Overnight Accommodations available at an additional cost.

Costs:
$60.00 – Brown bag lunch.  “Coffee and” provided in the morning.
Non-Refundable Non-Transferable Deposit: $25.00 due November 1st, 2022.