Event Details

Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection

February 14, 2024 9:00 am
Fr. Philip Garcia, OFM, Presenter
Margaret Riley, Presenter
Dr. Michael Cunningham, OFS, Presenter
Check in on Wednesday, February 14 between 8:30 am to 9:00 am and the program will begin at 9:00 am. Lunch at 12:00 pm and Mass at 3:00 pm and including Distribution of Ashes.

Cancellation policy
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.

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About the Event

Please join us this Ash Wednesday for our a spiritual experience to be remembered at San Damiano Retreat in Danville, CA. This Day of Reflection will combine the liturgical with the contemplative, all focused on remembering and rejoicing in the love which God displayed to us at the pinacle of His ministry. The sacrifice of His beloved Son Jesus Christ and the dona-
tion of His love to all mankind.

The retreat will be led by: Fr. Philip Garcia, OFM, Dr. Michael Cunningham, OFS, and Margaret Riley, plus our Spiritual Direction team.

About the Presenter(s)

Fr. Philip Garcia, OFM

Fr. Philip Garcia, OFM a Franciscan Friar and Retreat Master for many years in the province. Fr Philip will be providing the sacrament of Reconcillation and presiding at the Eucharistic Celebration on Ash Wednesday.

Margaret Riley

Margaret Riley has been a Spiritual Director since 2008, when she became certified via the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. Her Spiritual roots are Christian in the Roman Catholic Church, but in her practice as a Spiritual Director and retreat presenter, she enjoys companioning spiritual seekers from any tradition (or no tradition).

Margaret obtained a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA. (FST/GTU) in 2004. She has joyfully lived in the Bay Area for over 31 years and has been a full-time Minister in the Diocese of Oakland since 1994. Margaret’s study, understanding and experience of spirituality is born of a great variety of sources, including but not limited to the Ignatian tradition, Social Justice work, Addiction Recovery and 12-Step spirituality, Codependency recovery, Divorced/Widowed healing, Grief and Loss, Incarceration/Justice work, Mindfulness/Meditation, and Franciscan Spirituality.

Dr. Michael Cunningham, OFS

Dr. Michael Cunningham, OFS, completed his MA in Ministry at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA, and his Doctorate in Ministry at Catholic University in Washington, DC. He is the Executive Director of San Damiano Retreat in Danville, CA. Michael is married with four children and eleven grandchildren and is an avid writer, photographer and motorcyclist. Michael is a Retreat Master and Spiritual Director.