Holy Week Retreat Part 1, April 9 – 13, with Fr. Andre Cirino, OFM
Journaling the Passion of the Christ with St. Francis
This retreat centers on the art of journaling with a focus on the Passion of Jesus Christ. Part 1 will be comprised of an introduction to spiritual journaling focusing on the many events of the Passion with an emphasis on what St. Bonaventure calls the affective dimension of Franciscan spirituality. For St. Francis, Lent was a precious time. He observed 5 Lents of 40 days annually. We know he spent the Church Lent of 1211 on an island named Isola Maggiore in the middle of a lake, Lago Trasimeno. In the Upper Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, the famous artist, Giotto, painted 28 frescoes of the life of St. Francis. In one fresco, he actually paints the saint as he meditates on the Passion. He was heard by his companions to weep at the Passion of Christ as if it were before his eyes. Giotto depicts him in ecstasy, lifted from the ground in a bright cloud with his arms raised in the form of a cross, his hands spread open in anticipation of the nail marks of the stigmata. Each Lent we are invited to meditate on the Passion of Christ. How does the Passion come before your eyes?
FEE: Lodging, including meals: $100 Single, $80 double, per night, per person, Sunday night through Wednesday night. Stay as many nights as you wish within this span.
Holy Week Retreat, Part 2, April 14 – 17, with Fr. Andre Cirino, OFM: Paschal Triduum
During the Paschal Triduum, we will examine and pray St. Francis’ Office of the Passion, his own personal spiritual journal of scriptural meditations.
FEE, with lodging and meals: $375 single. Pre-registration required. Check in Main Lobby: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm. Check–out: Easter Sunday by 10 am.