“Peace Begins with Me” Retreat
Weekend retreat to prepare for International Day of Peace
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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.
About the Event
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. Come join us for a weekend retreat the last weekend of August in preparation as Peace-keepers. We will celebrate 45 hours together in an atmosphere of non-violence. And we will reflect about the importance of the peaceful “cease-fires” we need for our Self, our family and friends, our community circles, our nation, and our world. Brother Mark will blend Creation-Centered Spirituality, 12-Step spirituality, and Franciscan values – through Scripture, art, silence, dialogue, contemplation, and relaxation.
Registration begins at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
7:00 pm – Dinner.
8:00 pm – First Session. And concludes with lunch on Sunday.
All bedrooms are non-smoking. Please call Kateri at 925-785-9850 if you prefer making your reservation by phone. Thank you.
About the Presenter(s)Brother Mark Schroeder, ofm
Brother Mark Schroeder has dedicated most of his Franciscan life to ministry in areas of social justice, peace, advocacy, and service to the poor and marginalized. He animates and coordinates all that has to do with Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) for the Franciscan Friars and ministries in the Western U.S. In the Franciscan tradition, animation is a form of leadership that stresses the power of good example and encouragement. Learn more at www.franciscansforjustice.org and Facebook/Instagram “Franciscans for Justice”