• Pause and Reflect: Recollections and Retreats for Lent 2014

    Spend a more meaningful Lenten season this year.
    by Tina Santiago-Rodriguez .
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    Summer is upon us, and with it comes Holy Week and the celebration of Easter for Catholics and Christians. Take some time out to rest not just your bodies, but your souls as well, by attending a retreat or recollection.

    Check out this list of upcoming retreats/recollections schedules:

    1. Lenten Recollection: “Beyond the Silver Lining (from darkness to light)”
    Date: April 5, 2014 (Saturday), 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

    Venue: 70 Scout Fernandez St. Barangay Laging Handa, QC

    Organizer: Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Regina Rosarii Center for Contemplative Prayer
    Look for Sr. Ding, Sr. Brenda or Imelda.
    Tel. No: (632) 3725327 / (63) 928-7545475
    Email: regina_seminars@yahoo.com / http://reginarosarii.org


    2. Intensive Contemplative Experience in Lent (ICEL)
    Date: April 10 (Friday) to April 13, (Sunday) 2014, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

    Venue: Regina RICA (along Marcos Highway, Sitio Aguho Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal)

    Details (from the Regina Rica website):
    The Intensive Contemplative Retreat is a three-day intensive practice of contemplative prayer, which will be enhanced with the intensity and length of the sitting practice that helps make contemplation a habit and a way of life.

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Regina Rosarii Center for Contemplative Prayer
    Look for Sr. Ding, Sr. Brenda or Imelda.
    Tel. No: (632) 3725327 / (63) 928-7545475
    Email: regina_seminars@yahoo.com / http://reginarosarii.org


    3. Vacation With the Lord Holy Week Ignatian Retreat
    Date: April 11 to 20, 2014
    *Participants can choose to go on a 3, 5 or 8 day-long retreat
        
    Venue: Participants can choose from 3 venues: Mirador Jesuit Villa, Baguio City; HDCFC, Trece Martires City; or Villa Sta. Luisa, Tagaytay City

    Details:
    This is a silent retreat intended for all who wish to pause, recollect, and reconnect with themselves and their God in the middle of a busy year. Retreat types, retreat directors, and venue options are made available to participants on the website: http://www.clcphilippines.org/hwr2014/. A pre-retreat orientation and a post-retreat prayer session are also included in the package.

    Organizer: Christian Life Community of the Philippines

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Christian Life Community Formation Institute
    G/F CLC Center, Seminary Drive, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Quezon City, Philippines
    Email: clcfi@admu.edu.ph
    Tel. No: (632) 4260074 / (63) 915-8005368 / (63) 939-4674005


    4. Lenten Intergenerational Healing Retreat
    Date: April 11 (Friday), 5:00 pm until April 13 (Sunday), 2014

    Venue: Angels’ Hills Retreat and Formation Center, Tagaytay

    Details:
    The Intergen Weekend Program is anchored on a psycho-spiritual approach that uses individual and group processing to make each person aware of the intergenerational patterns of thought, feelings and acts that have existed and still exists in the family tree.

    The pastoral counselors are all graduates of the Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) and are founding members of the Family and Pastoral Counselors Association of the Philippines.

    The fee is P3,500 per head, inclusive of lodging and meals. Reservations need to be made by phone beforehand. A reservation fee of P700 is required. Limited slots are available.

    Organizer: Healing Missionaries of the Holy Spirit

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Tel. No: (632) 7221233
    Website: http://intergenhealing.org/home/
     

    5. Belong, Believe, Become: A Lenten Recollection
    Date: April 12, 2014 (Saturday) 9.30am to 11.30am

    Venue: Conference Rooms, Convento Building, Santuario de San Antonio Parish, Forbes Park, Makati

    Details:
    The recollection master is Fr. Dave Concepcion. He will talk about “Belong, Believe, Become,” based on the following beliefs, i.e. that our life 5 years from now will be dictated by the books we read and the people we hang around with; where we belong speaks of what we believe in and this in turn will dictate what we will become.

    Participants will be led to reflect on the belief that our life on earth is a journey, and we will only get to our desired destination (i.e. heaven) by making the right choices every day.
        
    Organizer: Santuario de San Antonio Parish Community

    For inquiries, please contact:
    Tel. No: (632) 8438830
    Email: ssap_info@yahoo.com

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