A Zoom Retreat presented by The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province

Presenters: Margaret Riley and Jesse Manibusan

Topic: Prepare for Christmas by journeying into your “Inner Self,” to create room for the Christ Child to be born once again within you. Take a step back from the pressing concerns of everyday life and reflect prayerfully on the current state of your relationships with God, with your family and friends, with the church and with the world in which you live.

About the Presenters

Margaret Riley has been a Spiritual Director since 2008, when she became certified via the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. Her Spiritual roots are Christian in the Roman Catholic Church, but in her practice as a Spiritual Director and retreat presenter, she enjoys companioning spiritual seekers from any tradition (or no tradition). Margaret obtained a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, Ca. (FST/GTU) in 2004. She has joyfully lived in the Bay Area for over 31 years and has been a full-time Minister in the Diocese of Oakland since 1994.

Jesse Manibusan is recognized internationally as a unique and dynamic singer, storyteller, humorist, catechist and evangelizer. He is a composer (Open My Eyes) and clinician for Oregon Catholic Press, and a volunteer music minister at his parish in Pacifica, CA.  In his mind, Jesse is a Zumba Instructor.  In his mind.  With over 40 years in professional ministry, all 50 states, 6 Canadian provinces, numerous countries in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and his very own homeland, GUAM!  In this season of pandemic, Jesse travels only via ZOOM, Webex and related virtual highwys.

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Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Program Cost: $10 (per internet connection – Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

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