How do we pray when we are simply too distracted, tired, dissipated, and too disinterested to pray? What are the major formal types of prayer? How is liturgical prayer different from private prayer? What are solitude and contemplation? What is “Sabbath Time” and how is this prayer? This retreat will focus on answering those questions in a way that, hopefully, leads us into deeper prayer within our lives.
Retreat Schedule: (Eastern Standard Time Zone)
9am Session 1: Our Need for Prayer and the Obstacles that Stand in Our Way
10:15am Health break
10:25am Join Us for a Tai-chi Virtual Warm Up
10:45am Session 2: Defining Prayer – and Praying Privately as Individuals and Praying Publicly as Priests from our Baptism
12pm Lunch Break with Visual Presentations from Paraclete Press
1:30pm Session 3: Sustaining Ourselves in Prayer – Some Commandments for the Long Haul
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, and his newest title, Domestic Monastery.