Announcement from The Institute for Pastoral Theology...
LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION - March 26, 2011 (9 am - 4:30 pm)
The Institute for Pastoral Theology and the national Marian Catechist Apostolate are jointly hosting a daylong retreat at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on March 26, 2011 in LaCrosse, WI. In addition to Mass, confession, and adoration, three reflections on the theme of redemptive suffering will be presented by Professors Douglas Bushman and Ben Nguyen. There will also be an information session on the IPT.
This will be a great opportunity for a spiritually and theologically nourishing Lenten mini-retreat. The event is free and open to the public, so please plan to attend and spread the word to those who may be interested in a Lenten retreat or who are interested in learning more about the IPT. Lunch ($10) is available for purchase by calling Terry Knothe in the Marian Catechist office at 608-782-0011. Click here for more information.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
9:00 am Arrival / Registration
9:30 am Talk #1 The Suffering of the Father of the Prodigal Son
10:15 am Talk #2 In Christ We Respond to Sin as God Himself Responds
11:00 am Lunch ($10.00 - Please pre-purchase by calling 608-782-0011)
Confessions available 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
1:30 pm Talk #3 Offering It Up: The Doctrine of Indulgences Revisited
2:30 pm Institute for Pastoral Theology Information Session
3:00 pm Free Time
3:30 - 4:30 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament / Departure
IPT ALUMNI AND FRIENDS GATHERING – March 26, 2011 (evening)There will also be an evening event for IPT students, alumni, friends and all those who would like to remain informed about what the IPT is doing. This event is also scheduled for March 26 and will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe so that those who have come for the Lenten Day of Recollection can stay for the evening event as well. The social will start at 5:30 pm at Culina Mariana (the Shrine’s restaurant) followed by a buffet dinner. This will be a great opportunity to keep in contact, renew friendships, and learn about all the exciting developments with the IPT. There is no cost for the event, but be sure to contact the IPT office at 866-866-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. We hope to see you at one or both of these events!
You can bet I'll be there...Shrine, IPT, the opportunity for quiet reflection, and time with my hubby!