Event Details

Cultivating Compassion & Hope

August 20, 2022 10:00 am
Margaret Riley, Presenter
Jesse Manibusan, Presenter

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

How are we doing? Feeling? In today’s world of stress and suffering, there is a thirst and hunger for healing, hope and joy.

Pandemics, Politics, and Pain, OH MY! San Damiano welcomes long-time master catechist, pastoral associate for children’s programs, and spiritual director, Margaret Riley, along with OCP composer, singer/storyteller and humorist, Jesse Manibusan. On August 20, 2022, Margaret and Jesse will lead a day-long hybrid retreat, cultivating compassion and hope. Through song, prayer, silence, group sharing, and listening, we’ll discover new ways to hold space for the good news and the difficult news; the blessings and burdens of life, and how compassion and self-compassion, are the way of Jesus. All are welcome. Come as you are!

About the Presenter(s)

Margaret Riley

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.

Jesse Manibusan

Jesse Manibusan is the founder of Jesse Manibusan Ministries, an evangelization and catechetical ministry that reaches throughout the United States and beyond. With an MA in Multicultural Ministries from the Franciscan School of Theology, and over 40 years in active ministry, along with experience in 12-step work and cultivating compassion training, Jesse’s approach to good news and good trouble remains a unique and surprising way of touching hearts and cultivating joy and compassion. Jesse’s music is published by Oregon Catholic Press.