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Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM, will lead a half-day retreat at the Franciscan Monastery in preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Using the pilgrimage model, you will visit the Holy Land shrines at the Monastery connected with the personalities of the Nativity narratives. We will proclaim the Scriptures and reflect on their meaning. The day will include an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the option to attend 5 p.m. Mass. Cost for the retreat is $10. Register here.

Retreat Schedule

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meet & greet

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Intro to the Gospel’s Infancy Narratives

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. First Pilgrimage Visit: the Holy Spirit altar in the church—Incarnation

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Second Pilgrimage Visit: St. Joseph’s altar: Matthew’s Annunciation story—God’s faithful servant

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Third Pilgrimage Visit: Nazareth: Luke’s Annunciation story—Mary as model disciple

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fourth Pilgrimage Visit: Bethlehem: Luke’s story of the Birth of Jesus —the call of the poor

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