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Lay Formation Student Retreat
Date: March 15 - 16, 2013

St. John Residence Hall

Contact: Doug George, Director of Lay Formation
Phone: (716) 655-7091


Retreat in the Spirit of Henri Nouwen
Presented by Sr. Mary Ellen Twist, President, Mount Mercy Academy

Full Retreat:  Fri. 7:00 p.m. – Sat. 3:00 p.m.
Saturday only: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
"In order to live a spiritual life,
we have to claim for ourselves that we are truly “taken” or “chosen”.
When I know that I am chosen,
I know that I have been seen as a special person.
Someone has noticed me in my uniqueness and has expressed a desire to know me,
to come closer to me to love me."
- Henri Nouwen , LIFE OF THE BELOVED

This retreat will consist in brief presentations, personal prayer, silent reflection and faith sharing.

Sister Mary Ellen Twist, a Sister of Mercy, has ministered as a teacher in both elementary and high school, as Director of Theological Field education at CKS and as pastoral minister at St. Bernadette and St. George’s parishes.  She has also served the Sisters of Mercy as New Membership Director, Director of Mercy Associates and as a member of the Leadership Team . Mary Ellen has also been active in parishes, the Diocese and community in the areas of liturgy, liturgical music and spiritual direction and is now serving as the President of Mount Mercy Academy.

COST:  Prices vary depending on whether you have fulfilled your formation requirements.  If you are unsure if you have fulfilled your requirements, contact Doug George, Director of Lay Formation, at (716) 655-7091.

REGISTRATION AND FULL PAYMENT DUE BY FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013.  Click here to download a registration form.