Unlike Lent, Advent is not a penitential season. The color of Advent is not purple or black. It’s crimson, the color of desire, of longing, of a particular kind of fire. Advent is a time to get in touch with the longing and desire within us. As T.S. Eliot so poetically puts it: We only live, we only suspire, caught between fire and fire. This retreat will examine the fires of desire within and will try point to which kinds of desire cure other kinds of desire. Curing fire by fire!
Saturday, December 129 AM – 3 PM Eastern time
9:00 AM Session 1: The Season of Advent – and its Four Advent Figures
— Health Break —
10:25 AM Join us for a Tai-chi Virtual Warm Up
10:45 AM Session 2: Curing Fire by Fire – Four Major Advent Motifs
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM Session 3: An Advent Virtue for Today – Living within Patience and Waiting
About Fr. Rolheiser
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser is a Catholic Priest, an internationally known community-builder and speaker and is among the most popular spiritual writers today. His retreats and workshops have inspired thousands. He is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology, and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2005, Fr. Ron became the President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas, a position he maintains to this day. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers worldwide. He is the author of over 15 books, including bestsellers such as The Holy Longing, and Sacred Fire, also The Passion and the Cross, Wrestling with God, Bruised and Wounded: Struggling to Understand Suicide, Domestic Monastery and soon to be released: The Fire Within: Desire, Sexuality, Longing and God.