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Retreat Opportunities in Holly, MI

Mark your calendars for three upcoming retreat opportunities at the Maryville Retreat Center in Holly, MI. These events are open to both men and women.

Forgiveness: Freeing the Heart
April 13, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jesus modeled forgiveness for us and asks us to do likewise. Join Sr. Judith Marie Blizzard, CSSF, as she explores the importance of forgiveness – forgiving others as well as ourselves – and how the act of forgiveness impacts both our physical and spiritual selves. Cost is $50, which includes retreat participation, continental breakfast, and lunch. To register please contact Sr. M. Catherine Ryzewicz at 248-634-5566 or maryville@feliciansisters.org. Deadline to register is Friday, April 5, 2019.

Sr. Judith Marie Blizzard, CSSF
Sr. Judith Marie Blizzard, CSSF, received her B.A. in Education and Religious Studies at Felician University in Lodi, NJ, and her Masters in Spirituality at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Her ministries have been in education, leadership, vocation ministry, formation, retreat ministry, and spiritual direction. She is currently a spiritual director in the Pittsburgh area and is involved in evangelization, retreat ministry, and giving parish missions. She is also the mission leader for the Mooncrest Neighborhood Programs in Moon Township, PA.

The Emmaus Story:  Doubting Yet Redeemed
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

After Jesus’ death, his disciples lived in hiding, full of fear and confusion. Join Sr. Leanne Hartmann, CSSF, for a reflection on the story of the two disciples who encounter the Risen Lord on a journey to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-36). Just as Jesus lifted them out of the darkness of uncertainty, so to can he give us hope, setting our hearts aflame with the Holy Spirit. Cost is $50, which includes retreat participation, continental breakfast, and lunch. To register please contact Sr. M. Catherine Ryzewicz at 248-634-5566 or maryville@feliciansisters.org. Deadline to register is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Practicing Mindfulness, Living Mindfully
Monday, May 13, 2019         
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Sr. Leanne Hartmann as she teaches participants about the practice and benefits of mindfulness meditation as prayer. We will use breathing and quiet reflection to achieve a consciousness and awareness of the present moment, providing an opportunity for the Spirit to work within us. Cost is $25, which includes retreat participation, beverages, and snacks. To register please contact Sr. M. Catherine Ryzewicz at 248-634-5566 or maryville@feliciansisters.org. Deadline to register is Friday, May 3, 2019.

Sr. Leanne Hartmann, CSSF
Sr. Leanne Hartmann, CSSF, attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, Indiana. She also holds a certificate in spiritual direction from the Siena Retreat Center run by the Dominican Sisters in Racine, Wisconsin.  In addition to her work in retreat ministry and spiritual direction, Sr. Leanne currently provides pastoral care for the Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Chicago.