Presented by Sr. Kathleen Osbelt, OSF.
For the past twenty-two years, Sr. Kathleen has lived in a Hermitage with three other Sisters of St. Francis on Alverna Heights, Fayetteville. While the sisters have full-time jobs, their hermitage lifestyle fosters a contemplative spirit. The daily exercise of contemplative prayer both in the morning and at night, and keeping one weekend a month for prayer in solitude render a balanced rhythm to their lives.
From 1991 to the present, Sr. Kathleen founded Francis House in 1991, and has been the Executive Director and now Director of Mission since that time. Francis House now comprises two homes for persons who are terminally ill. Her previous work includes Mission Director for Franciscan Sponsored Ministries, Construction Coordinator for a new Region House for the sisters, Administrative Assistant for the Sisters of St. Francis, Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse, Vice-Principal in a Catholic Elementary School.,. She received a B.A. in Education from Marywood College, an M.A in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and has a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling.
Sr. Kathleen has given retreats, days of reflection, and numerous lectures on prayer, solitude, the Franciscan way of life, mystics, and spirituality.
She brings to us, God’s Extravagant Love, God’s complete generosity breaks forth in, around, and through us every day. All creation sings of the gift, all humankind is immersed in grace. Let us not miss the clues, let us not miss the good news. The Divine Intention to love and be loved is apparent when we are awakened to it. On this retreat, we will drench our souls in this truth as spoken by Francis, Clare, Bonaventure and Scotus. There will be time for reflection, for integrating a variety of media, and spiritual direction to assist us in opening to God’s Extravagant Love.
- Sunday to Friday
July 23, 2017 - July 28, 2017
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm