Advent Faculty-Staff Retreat
December 3, 10AM–Noon, 2015, Corr Chapel
Lunch to follow, St. Rita Hall
RSVP to John.P.Edwards@villanova.edu
A morning of reflection, prayer, and conversation focused on the centrality of the virtue of mercy within the life of Christian faith. Fr. James Keenan, S.J., an internationally renowned theological ethicist from Boston College, will invite staff and faculty to reflect together on how Catholics, Christians, and many others might be called to cultivate this virtue more consciously in today’s world. This retreat will be part of day of preparation for opening the Jubilee Year of Mercy promulgated by Pope Francis, which will begin officially on December 8th.
Holy Thursday Faculty-Staff Retreat
March 24, 2016 10am-Noon, Corr Chapel
Lunch to follow, St. Rita Hall (Registration reguired)
A morning of prayer and reflection focused on the theme of “Welcoming” as it is central to the Christian tradition. The retreat will be facilitated by Mary Dwyer, a long-time student of Fr. Thomas Keating and a clinical social worker. Mrs. Dwyer will also lead faculty and staff in the contemplative practice of welcoming prayer, which she has been teaching to others for almost 20 years. People of all faith traditions, or none at all, are most welcome to attend.