Campus Ministry and School of Law to host Lenten retreats
The St. Thomas School of Law and Campus Ministry will present two Lenten retreats, one for students and one for faculty and staff:
Finding God in All Things, a retreat for all UST students
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the St. Thomas More Chapel at the north end of the law school building, which is located on Harmon Place between 11th and 12th streets on the Minneapolis campus.
At this day of retreat and reflection led by Susan Stabile, students will spend time in prayer and discussion aimed at becoming more aware of the presence of God in daily life and developing a conscious relationship and communication with God. Time also will be spent examining things that hamper the ability to find God in all things and learning to discern what is of God and what is not. The goal will be to become "contemplatives in action," people who are alert to God's presence in all daily activities.
Lunch will be provided at no cost. It is important to pre-register for the retreat day via e-mail to Angela Dzik.
This retreat is sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, the University of St. Thomas School of Law and UST Campus Ministry.
Lenten Retreat in Daily Living for UST faculty and staff
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 4; Wednesday, March 12; and Tuesday, March 25, in Room 242, of the law school building, which is located on Harmon Place between 11th and 12th streets on the Minneapolis campus.
This retreat, also led by Stabile, is an opportunity to experience the richness of the Lenten season, Holy Week and Easter Week. It will focus on personal prayer and the experience of God in prayer and daily life. In this "Retreat in Daily Living," faculty and staff will commit themselves to a half-hour of prayer each day and go about their daily lives as usual. Through personal prayer, they enter experientially into the mind and heart of Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection.
In addition to a daily period of personal prayer, the participants will meet for an hour each week. During this time they will share their experience of prayer in small groups and Stabile will offer input on prayer and some of the dynamics of this type of retreat experience. She also will provide prayer material for each day of the following week.
This retreat is designed for UST faculty and staff who are beginning to pray in a personal way as well as for those who have been praying for years.
Lunch will be provided at no cost. It is important to pre-register for the retreat via e-mail to Angela Dzik.