The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province Present
First Friday of Recollection with Fr. Charlie Smiech

TOPIC: Mary, Mother of Jesus

Friday Morning, May 7, 2021
From 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Online Zoom Event

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“Mary, Mother of Jesus”

In Evan gelii Guad ium , we read:
“Mary is able to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small. She constantly contemplates the mystery of God in our world, in human history and in our daily lives. She is the woman of prayer and work in Nazareth, and she is also Our Lady of Help, who sets out from her town “with haste” (Lk 1:39) to be of service to others”.

Celebrating this humble yet ever strong woman, we will evaluate this chosen one of God, and her fine example to us, how to live as humble servants of Christ. We will recognize that in her poverty she held the precious gift of God. The questions that we will take into consideration; Do we reflect to others the Christ within us through our words and activities? I hope that you will be able to join us as we Mary, the woman we honor in the month of May. Mary, Mother of the Church, Pray for Us.

Fr. Charlie Smiech, OFM was ordained in 1981, having more than 25 year ’s experience in retreat ministry. He is well-versed in Catholic tradition and Franciscan spirituality offering, deep spiritual guidance to assist groups and individuals mature in their faith. Fr. Charlie is “contemplative by nature, “however, his message is full of ife and joy.

$10.00 per person (Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online)

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