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Incarnation Revisted

A low-cost retreat day


Friday, December 6, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
$30 registration fee
Please bring a bag lunch

"God comes to you disguised as your life." Richard Rohr, OFM

During these busy times, we invite you to come away and rest and reflect on "the meaning of the season."

Advent begins with the appearance of Archangel Gabriel to Mary, inviting her to welcome Jesus into her sacred body. In meditation, we will go back to be with Mary in this monumental event in history, "God's radical unity with humanity" as states Fr. Richard Rohr in his recent book, The Universal Christ.

We will also ponder Fr. Rohr's suggestion that "the first incarnation was the moment described in Genesis 1, when God joined in unity with the physical universe and became the light inside of everything."

We will also reflect on the sacredness of our own bodies, which also contain the Divine. Perhaps we will hear the angels' invitations to us to say "yes" to lovingly birth Christ in our world today and how we might do that.

There will be time for prayer in the Chapel, enjoying the artwork in Mercy Center or creating your own, walking the labyrinth and sacred grounds of Mercy Center, or just being in silence.




Marilyn Granucci is currently the Spiritual Direction Resource person who assists people in finding spiritual directors through Mercy Center.  She is also a spiritual director of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. 

Colette Lafia is a spiritual director and writer who integrates her interest and passion for the creative arts into her spiritual ministry. For information about Colette and her ministry, visit



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