About the Event
“Old men will dream new dreams. Young men will see wisdom in visions.”
This retreat will attempt to raise men who have been tested during the past years by COVID and other difficulties, from a survival mode to a mode of hope and excitement about the future through a renewed faith in Christ.
Friday: “Lay your burdens down.” The opening of the retreat will challenge you to look at the burdens you have been carrying and laying them at the foot of the cross.
Saturday: During the morning sessions you will be supported in taking inventory of your God-given strengths and praying to see how you may have been blocked from focusing on your strengths.
During the afternoon you will be placed in small groups where you will receive support in articulating your strengths. You will be assisted in putting into words how you will start over or continue to employ those strengths first at home and then in daily life outside the family.
Sunday: The retreat will conclude with mass and a sending forth to exercise the gifts of the spirit in your renewed lives.
About the Presenter(s)Jim Greer, Director of San Damiano
Jim Greer is the Director of San Damiano Retreat. Prior to joining San Damiano, he has served as the Executive Director of three other retreat centers: one Passionist, one Jesuit, and one Divine Word Missionary. This is the first time that Jim has worked in California. He is trained in spirituality, religious education, pastoral counseling, and he is a certified addictions counselor. Jim has also been in recovery one day at a time for forty-five years and has led hundreds of 12-step retreats.