Upcoming Events & Programs @ St. Therese Institute

Below, you'll find all the upcoming events at St. Therese!

The Gospel of the Body and the Little Way: Living St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body with the Help of St. Therese of Lisieux - SotF 2020

Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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Event Date Mon. Apr. 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Event End Date Fri. Apr. 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Online Registration Cut-Off Fri. Apr. 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Price From $145/$170 (Commuter Group / Commuter Single) to $395 (Single, with All Meals & Accomm.) +tax
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    Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    Using resources* from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    In an intimate environment of study and prayer, following the St. Therese students’ way of life, participants discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society, all in the light of the doctrine of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.

    We can come to an understanding of human existence only through a proper understanding of human sexuality. West’s presentation of Theology of the Body in the context of St. Thérèse thought and spirituality can enable students to live more wholly integrated lives and discover that seeing the world through the lens of ToB is a key to deep rooted peace and joy.

    *pre-recorded video lectures, and accompanying course book.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    A series of teachings drawing from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which will assist students to identify the origins of spiritual influences on their interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness. Students are introduced to the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a means of growing in spiritual self-awareness in order to better discern God’s will in their lives.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    Join St. Therese School of Faith and Mission Students for a week of instruction, workshop, prayer and reflection on an Introduction to Ignatian Discernment.

    In this series of teachings drawn from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, you will receive formation in how to...

    • Identify the origins of spiritual influences on your interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness.
    • Use the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
    • Establish the essential conditions in your spiritual life in order to discern God’s will for you.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Following this introduction to Ignatian Discernment , the students enrolled in the St. Therese Nine-Month Faith Formation Program will continue their study of Ignatian Discernment with second week of practical application in a guided, week-long, Ignatian retreat.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." Blessed Pope John Paul II

    The family has been described as the “fundamental building block of society.” This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

    Please sign-up on the WAITING LIST if you are interested in being a part of this event.
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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
    • How can we answer the questions like: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Why does the Catholic Church teach _____? What about the reality of evil in the world?
    • How do we respond charitably to the divisions that exist among the disciples of Jesus today.
    • How can the work of defending the faith really be used in service of unity among all believers?
    • How can apologetics be used in service of building authentic Christian unity? How can apologetics be truly ecumenical?

    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

    TeenSTAR (www.teenstar.org) is a developmental and age- and gender-appropriate curriculum for sexuality education for ages preteen to college-aged. The curriculum is rooted in sound moral, psychological and physiological principles, which uses the Billings method of understanding human fertility patterns "to teach responsible decisionmaking and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem." The TeenSTAR curriculum is consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality and the understanding of the nuptial meaning of the human body as expressed in a theology of the body. TeenSTAR is taught effectively in countries throughout the world and can be offered in both secular and religious contexts.

    TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–30) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–35) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

    STAY students 2019 2020The retreat is facilitated by the St. Therese Apostolic Year (STAY)students, who are completing their third year of study in St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program.
    (left to right: Jacob Dusterhoft, Gloria Bator, Lorissa Hohmann, Gabby Marshall, Rebecca Skuban & Dean Hamm)

    INCLUDED: Retreat registration includes meals/snacks and overnight accommodations (with bedding and towels). We are able to cater to gluten- and diary-free diets. We will try to accommodate other food sensitivities; we will contact you if we need more information.

    BRING: In addition to the things that you'd normally need on a weekend retreat (cloths, toiletries, medications and other personal items), please bring: •BibleJournal or Notebook & pen/pencilGym clothes and running shoes (non-marking soles, please). We ask participants to dress modestly (eg: tops that cover the majority of the shoulder or more, and cover the full chest/stomach; bottoms that extend past mid-thigh).


    This is a sample of what the weekend schedule will look like.
    CiA Schedule Sample


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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)
    to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World 

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are the spiritual priorities of our time; know the significance of these days as the time of the New Evangelization and a Springtime of the Faith; deepen their spirituality to develop the virtues necessary for sharing their faith confidently and respectfully; learn how to present the Gospel message and share personal witness, so as to fruitfully proclaim the Gospel in the home, at the workplace, and in daily conversations, all in a spirit of deep and abiding joy.

    “Christ wants to go many places in the world and to enter many hearts through you.” Pope St. John Paul II

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    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

    Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path?  Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin?

    Many of us have artistic talents (discovered and undiscovered) that could become like a healing gift to the world—“And the leaves of the trees thereof shall be for the healing of the nations” Rev. 22:2—But we need to be equipped and supported to bring those works to fruition.

    Jesus told stories.  How did He become the kind of storyteller that brought the wisdom and embrace of the Father into peoples’ everyday lives?  How does one become an artist full of grace? How does one become a prophetic voice?

    In St John Paul II’s letter to artists 1999 he said:
    “You are invited to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of humanity…This is your task.  Humanity in every age and even today looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. ..may your art help to affirm that true beauty, which as a glimmer of the spirit of God, will transfigure matter, opening the human soul to the sense of the eternal.” 

    This is a wonderful calling, but where is the training for such a task?  In 2006 Sarah de Nordwall, who trained in Theatre in London and California, and was living as a performance poet,  set up a Bard School in London, England to help those with artistic talents to try to do just that;  to become catholic versions of the Bards of 8th Century Ancient Ireland who were called to “Speak truth to the King without fear, entertain all from the peasant to the king, and to have the virtues of all classes and the vices of none!”

    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace.

    The artists who came were dancers, opera singers, website designers and animators, poets and journalists, aspiring novelists, icon writers and pianists.  They were seminarians and laypeople, professionals and beginners, but what they had in common was a desire that their art, their personal artistic voices would speak to the heart of their society and help people to meet the challenges of the age in a way envisaged by St John Paul II.

    This conference is your chance to be part of the Bard School and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.  A seminarian who came to the Bard School in 2006 with a piece of music he’d taken 8 years to write (but who still dreamed of turning it into a score for a ballet about the redemption of the Cosmos), took only the next 4 years to finish the score, create 9 dances with a Christian Choreographer and fund and develop a full dance work that has toured cathedrals in Europe.  Oh yes and he also became a priest and his ministry among students today also includes dance retreats. 

    What will God do with your talent if you bring it before Him in the light of His call?

    Sarah de Nordwall recently attended a Pontifical Council of the laity (Women’s section) in Rome, where she met Pope Francis and was able to present him with her first CD Lipstick is a Spiritual Experience. She has performed her poetry in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio as a Catholic Voice defending the teaching of the Church on key hot button issues.  She tries to reach all sections of the community with her poetry shows and workshops and has performed for and worked with the homeless, the elderly, young people out of education, civil servants, teachers in Sweden, Occupational therapists, vicars, addicts in rehab and people turning 40 and 100.  She has taught Bard school in Transylvania to lawyers keen to speak at the UN and was also blessed to be able to attend an International Development conference in Pakistan which was examining Art in Social Change.

    Her teaching style is full of anecdotes and poetry, but there is also time for reflection and creativity.  Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

    On each day of the conference a different glorious mystery will run like a golden thread through the day taking us from Resurrection to Coronation.  This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work.

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    An 8-day discernment retreat for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

    Fr. John OBrien, SJThis rare opportunity for an 8-day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition is open to those who think they might have a call to some form of consecrated life or priesthood. While it can sometimes be difficult discerning God’s call, there is a way to hear his voice and reach clarity.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Church the “Spiritual Exercises” to souls attain the peace of God’s will and the grace to decide upon it. With conferences by Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. and with a team of spiritual directors, this unique offering is open to men and women, age 39 and under, and takes place in the beautiful prairie setting of Saskatchewan in the summer.

    REGISTRATION:Interested individuals, please contact Jim Anderson for information and registration.

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An Introduction to Ignatian Discernment (Fr. Edmund Lo, SJ) - SotF 2020

A series of teachings drawing from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which will assist students to identify the origins of spiritual influences on their interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness. Students are introduced to the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a means of growing in spiritual self-awareness in order to better discern God’s will in their lives.

This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

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    Using resources* from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    In an intimate environment of study and prayer, following the St. Therese students’ way of life, participants discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society, all in the light of the doctrine of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.

    We can come to an understanding of human existence only through a proper understanding of human sexuality. West’s presentation of Theology of the Body in the context of St. Thérèse thought and spirituality can enable students to live more wholly integrated lives and discover that seeing the world through the lens of ToB is a key to deep rooted peace and joy.

    *pre-recorded video lectures, and accompanying course book.

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    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    In this series of teachings drawn from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, you will receive formation in how to...

    • Identify the origins of spiritual influences on your interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness.
    • Use the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
    • Establish the essential conditions in your spiritual life in order to discern God’s will for you.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Following this introduction to Ignatian Discernment , the students enrolled in the St. Therese Nine-Month Faith Formation Program will continue their study of Ignatian Discernment with second week of practical application in a guided, week-long, Ignatian retreat.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." Blessed Pope John Paul II

    The family has been described as the “fundamental building block of society.” This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
    • How can we answer the questions like: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Why does the Catholic Church teach _____? What about the reality of evil in the world?
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    • How can the work of defending the faith really be used in service of unity among all believers?
    • How can apologetics be used in service of building authentic Christian unity? How can apologetics be truly ecumenical?

    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

    TeenSTAR (www.teenstar.org) is a developmental and age- and gender-appropriate curriculum for sexuality education for ages preteen to college-aged. The curriculum is rooted in sound moral, psychological and physiological principles, which uses the Billings method of understanding human fertility patterns "to teach responsible decisionmaking and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem." The TeenSTAR curriculum is consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality and the understanding of the nuptial meaning of the human body as expressed in a theology of the body. TeenSTAR is taught effectively in countries throughout the world and can be offered in both secular and religious contexts.

    TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–30) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–35) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

    STAY students 2019 2020The retreat is facilitated by the St. Therese Apostolic Year (STAY)students, who are completing their third year of study in St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program.
    (left to right: Jacob Dusterhoft, Gloria Bator, Lorissa Hohmann, Gabby Marshall, Rebecca Skuban & Dean Hamm)

    INCLUDED: Retreat registration includes meals/snacks and overnight accommodations (with bedding and towels). We are able to cater to gluten- and diary-free diets. We will try to accommodate other food sensitivities; we will contact you if we need more information.

    BRING: In addition to the things that you'd normally need on a weekend retreat (cloths, toiletries, medications and other personal items), please bring: •BibleJournal or Notebook & pen/pencilGym clothes and running shoes (non-marking soles, please). We ask participants to dress modestly (eg: tops that cover the majority of the shoulder or more, and cover the full chest/stomach; bottoms that extend past mid-thigh).


    This is a sample of what the weekend schedule will look like.
    CiA Schedule Sample


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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)
    to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World 

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are the spiritual priorities of our time; know the significance of these days as the time of the New Evangelization and a Springtime of the Faith; deepen their spirituality to develop the virtues necessary for sharing their faith confidently and respectfully; learn how to present the Gospel message and share personal witness, so as to fruitfully proclaim the Gospel in the home, at the workplace, and in daily conversations, all in a spirit of deep and abiding joy.

    “Christ wants to go many places in the world and to enter many hearts through you.” Pope St. John Paul II

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    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

    Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path?  Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin?

    Many of us have artistic talents (discovered and undiscovered) that could become like a healing gift to the world—“And the leaves of the trees thereof shall be for the healing of the nations” Rev. 22:2—But we need to be equipped and supported to bring those works to fruition.

    Jesus told stories.  How did He become the kind of storyteller that brought the wisdom and embrace of the Father into peoples’ everyday lives?  How does one become an artist full of grace? How does one become a prophetic voice?

    In St John Paul II’s letter to artists 1999 he said:
    “You are invited to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of humanity…This is your task.  Humanity in every age and even today looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. ..may your art help to affirm that true beauty, which as a glimmer of the spirit of God, will transfigure matter, opening the human soul to the sense of the eternal.” 

    This is a wonderful calling, but where is the training for such a task?  In 2006 Sarah de Nordwall, who trained in Theatre in London and California, and was living as a performance poet,  set up a Bard School in London, England to help those with artistic talents to try to do just that;  to become catholic versions of the Bards of 8th Century Ancient Ireland who were called to “Speak truth to the King without fear, entertain all from the peasant to the king, and to have the virtues of all classes and the vices of none!”

    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace.

    The artists who came were dancers, opera singers, website designers and animators, poets and journalists, aspiring novelists, icon writers and pianists.  They were seminarians and laypeople, professionals and beginners, but what they had in common was a desire that their art, their personal artistic voices would speak to the heart of their society and help people to meet the challenges of the age in a way envisaged by St John Paul II.

    This conference is your chance to be part of the Bard School and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.  A seminarian who came to the Bard School in 2006 with a piece of music he’d taken 8 years to write (but who still dreamed of turning it into a score for a ballet about the redemption of the Cosmos), took only the next 4 years to finish the score, create 9 dances with a Christian Choreographer and fund and develop a full dance work that has toured cathedrals in Europe.  Oh yes and he also became a priest and his ministry among students today also includes dance retreats. 

    What will God do with your talent if you bring it before Him in the light of His call?

    Sarah de Nordwall recently attended a Pontifical Council of the laity (Women’s section) in Rome, where she met Pope Francis and was able to present him with her first CD Lipstick is a Spiritual Experience. She has performed her poetry in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio as a Catholic Voice defending the teaching of the Church on key hot button issues.  She tries to reach all sections of the community with her poetry shows and workshops and has performed for and worked with the homeless, the elderly, young people out of education, civil servants, teachers in Sweden, Occupational therapists, vicars, addicts in rehab and people turning 40 and 100.  She has taught Bard school in Transylvania to lawyers keen to speak at the UN and was also blessed to be able to attend an International Development conference in Pakistan which was examining Art in Social Change.

    Her teaching style is full of anecdotes and poetry, but there is also time for reflection and creativity.  Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

    On each day of the conference a different glorious mystery will run like a golden thread through the day taking us from Resurrection to Coronation.  This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work.

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    An 8-day discernment retreat for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

    Fr. John OBrien, SJThis rare opportunity for an 8-day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition is open to those who think they might have a call to some form of consecrated life or priesthood. While it can sometimes be difficult discerning God’s call, there is a way to hear his voice and reach clarity.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Church the “Spiritual Exercises” to souls attain the peace of God’s will and the grace to decide upon it. With conferences by Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. and with a team of spiritual directors, this unique offering is open to men and women, age 39 and under, and takes place in the beautiful prairie setting of Saskatchewan in the summer.

    REGISTRATION:Interested individuals, please contact Jim Anderson for information and registration.

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Holy Family: The Apostolate of the Christian Family (Jim Anderson) - SotF 2020

The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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Event Date Sun. Apr. 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Event End Date Fri. Apr. 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Online Registration Cut-Off Fri. Apr. 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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    Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

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    Using resources* from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    In an intimate environment of study and prayer, following the St. Therese students’ way of life, participants discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society, all in the light of the doctrine of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.

    We can come to an understanding of human existence only through a proper understanding of human sexuality. West’s presentation of Theology of the Body in the context of St. Thérèse thought and spirituality can enable students to live more wholly integrated lives and discover that seeing the world through the lens of ToB is a key to deep rooted peace and joy.

    *pre-recorded video lectures, and accompanying course book.

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    A series of teachings drawing from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which will assist students to identify the origins of spiritual influences on their interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness. Students are introduced to the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a means of growing in spiritual self-awareness in order to better discern God’s will in their lives.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

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    • Identify the origins of spiritual influences on your interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness.
    • Use the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
    • Establish the essential conditions in your spiritual life in order to discern God’s will for you.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Following this introduction to Ignatian Discernment , the students enrolled in the St. Therese Nine-Month Faith Formation Program will continue their study of Ignatian Discernment with second week of practical application in a guided, week-long, Ignatian retreat.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." Blessed Pope John Paul II

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    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
    • How can we answer the questions like: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Why does the Catholic Church teach _____? What about the reality of evil in the world?
    • How do we respond charitably to the divisions that exist among the disciples of Jesus today.
    • How can the work of defending the faith really be used in service of unity among all believers?
    • How can apologetics be used in service of building authentic Christian unity? How can apologetics be truly ecumenical?

    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

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    TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–30) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–35) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

    STAY students 2019 2020The retreat is facilitated by the St. Therese Apostolic Year (STAY)students, who are completing their third year of study in St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program.
    (left to right: Jacob Dusterhoft, Gloria Bator, Lorissa Hohmann, Gabby Marshall, Rebecca Skuban & Dean Hamm)

    INCLUDED: Retreat registration includes meals/snacks and overnight accommodations (with bedding and towels). We are able to cater to gluten- and diary-free diets. We will try to accommodate other food sensitivities; we will contact you if we need more information.

    BRING: In addition to the things that you'd normally need on a weekend retreat (cloths, toiletries, medications and other personal items), please bring: •BibleJournal or Notebook & pen/pencilGym clothes and running shoes (non-marking soles, please). We ask participants to dress modestly (eg: tops that cover the majority of the shoulder or more, and cover the full chest/stomach; bottoms that extend past mid-thigh).


    This is a sample of what the weekend schedule will look like.
    CiA Schedule Sample


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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)
    to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World 

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are the spiritual priorities of our time; know the significance of these days as the time of the New Evangelization and a Springtime of the Faith; deepen their spirituality to develop the virtues necessary for sharing their faith confidently and respectfully; learn how to present the Gospel message and share personal witness, so as to fruitfully proclaim the Gospel in the home, at the workplace, and in daily conversations, all in a spirit of deep and abiding joy.

    “Christ wants to go many places in the world and to enter many hearts through you.” Pope St. John Paul II

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    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

    Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path?  Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin?

    Many of us have artistic talents (discovered and undiscovered) that could become like a healing gift to the world—“And the leaves of the trees thereof shall be for the healing of the nations” Rev. 22:2—But we need to be equipped and supported to bring those works to fruition.

    Jesus told stories.  How did He become the kind of storyteller that brought the wisdom and embrace of the Father into peoples’ everyday lives?  How does one become an artist full of grace? How does one become a prophetic voice?

    In St John Paul II’s letter to artists 1999 he said:
    “You are invited to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of humanity…This is your task.  Humanity in every age and even today looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. ..may your art help to affirm that true beauty, which as a glimmer of the spirit of God, will transfigure matter, opening the human soul to the sense of the eternal.” 

    This is a wonderful calling, but where is the training for such a task?  In 2006 Sarah de Nordwall, who trained in Theatre in London and California, and was living as a performance poet,  set up a Bard School in London, England to help those with artistic talents to try to do just that;  to become catholic versions of the Bards of 8th Century Ancient Ireland who were called to “Speak truth to the King without fear, entertain all from the peasant to the king, and to have the virtues of all classes and the vices of none!”

    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace.

    The artists who came were dancers, opera singers, website designers and animators, poets and journalists, aspiring novelists, icon writers and pianists.  They were seminarians and laypeople, professionals and beginners, but what they had in common was a desire that their art, their personal artistic voices would speak to the heart of their society and help people to meet the challenges of the age in a way envisaged by St John Paul II.

    This conference is your chance to be part of the Bard School and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.  A seminarian who came to the Bard School in 2006 with a piece of music he’d taken 8 years to write (but who still dreamed of turning it into a score for a ballet about the redemption of the Cosmos), took only the next 4 years to finish the score, create 9 dances with a Christian Choreographer and fund and develop a full dance work that has toured cathedrals in Europe.  Oh yes and he also became a priest and his ministry among students today also includes dance retreats. 

    What will God do with your talent if you bring it before Him in the light of His call?

    Sarah de Nordwall recently attended a Pontifical Council of the laity (Women’s section) in Rome, where she met Pope Francis and was able to present him with her first CD Lipstick is a Spiritual Experience. She has performed her poetry in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio as a Catholic Voice defending the teaching of the Church on key hot button issues.  She tries to reach all sections of the community with her poetry shows and workshops and has performed for and worked with the homeless, the elderly, young people out of education, civil servants, teachers in Sweden, Occupational therapists, vicars, addicts in rehab and people turning 40 and 100.  She has taught Bard school in Transylvania to lawyers keen to speak at the UN and was also blessed to be able to attend an International Development conference in Pakistan which was examining Art in Social Change.

    Her teaching style is full of anecdotes and poetry, but there is also time for reflection and creativity.  Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

    On each day of the conference a different glorious mystery will run like a golden thread through the day taking us from Resurrection to Coronation.  This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work.

    LINKS for more information:

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    An 8-day discernment retreat for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

    Fr. John OBrien, SJThis rare opportunity for an 8-day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition is open to those who think they might have a call to some form of consecrated life or priesthood. While it can sometimes be difficult discerning God’s call, there is a way to hear his voice and reach clarity.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Church the “Spiritual Exercises” to souls attain the peace of God’s will and the grace to decide upon it. With conferences by Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. and with a team of spiritual directors, this unique offering is open to men and women, age 39 and under, and takes place in the beautiful prairie setting of Saskatchewan in the summer.

    REGISTRATION:Interested individuals, please contact Jim Anderson for information and registration.

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 Ecumenical Apologetics: Being Apostles of Hope (Matt Nelson) - SotF 2020

With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

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    Using resources* from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    In an intimate environment of study and prayer, following the St. Therese students’ way of life, participants discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society, all in the light of the doctrine of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.

    We can come to an understanding of human existence only through a proper understanding of human sexuality. West’s presentation of Theology of the Body in the context of St. Thérèse thought and spirituality can enable students to live more wholly integrated lives and discover that seeing the world through the lens of ToB is a key to deep rooted peace and joy.

    *pre-recorded video lectures, and accompanying course book.

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    A series of teachings drawing from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which will assist students to identify the origins of spiritual influences on their interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness. Students are introduced to the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a means of growing in spiritual self-awareness in order to better discern God’s will in their lives.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

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    • Identify the origins of spiritual influences on your interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness.
    • Use the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
    • Establish the essential conditions in your spiritual life in order to discern God’s will for you.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Following this introduction to Ignatian Discernment , the students enrolled in the St. Therese Nine-Month Faith Formation Program will continue their study of Ignatian Discernment with second week of practical application in a guided, week-long, Ignatian retreat.

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    The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." Blessed Pope John Paul II

    The family has been described as the “fundamental building block of society.” This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
    • How can we answer the questions like: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Why does the Catholic Church teach _____? What about the reality of evil in the world?
    • How do we respond charitably to the divisions that exist among the disciples of Jesus today.
    • How can the work of defending the faith really be used in service of unity among all believers?
    • How can apologetics be used in service of building authentic Christian unity? How can apologetics be truly ecumenical?

    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

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    TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–30) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–35) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

    STAY students 2019 2020The retreat is facilitated by the St. Therese Apostolic Year (STAY)students, who are completing their third year of study in St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program.
    (left to right: Jacob Dusterhoft, Gloria Bator, Lorissa Hohmann, Gabby Marshall, Rebecca Skuban & Dean Hamm)

    INCLUDED: Retreat registration includes meals/snacks and overnight accommodations (with bedding and towels). We are able to cater to gluten- and diary-free diets. We will try to accommodate other food sensitivities; we will contact you if we need more information.

    BRING: In addition to the things that you'd normally need on a weekend retreat (cloths, toiletries, medications and other personal items), please bring: •BibleJournal or Notebook & pen/pencilGym clothes and running shoes (non-marking soles, please). We ask participants to dress modestly (eg: tops that cover the majority of the shoulder or more, and cover the full chest/stomach; bottoms that extend past mid-thigh).


    This is a sample of what the weekend schedule will look like.
    CiA Schedule Sample


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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)
    to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World 

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are the spiritual priorities of our time; know the significance of these days as the time of the New Evangelization and a Springtime of the Faith; deepen their spirituality to develop the virtues necessary for sharing their faith confidently and respectfully; learn how to present the Gospel message and share personal witness, so as to fruitfully proclaim the Gospel in the home, at the workplace, and in daily conversations, all in a spirit of deep and abiding joy.

    “Christ wants to go many places in the world and to enter many hearts through you.” Pope St. John Paul II

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    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

    Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path?  Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin?

    Many of us have artistic talents (discovered and undiscovered) that could become like a healing gift to the world—“And the leaves of the trees thereof shall be for the healing of the nations” Rev. 22:2—But we need to be equipped and supported to bring those works to fruition.

    Jesus told stories.  How did He become the kind of storyteller that brought the wisdom and embrace of the Father into peoples’ everyday lives?  How does one become an artist full of grace? How does one become a prophetic voice?

    In St John Paul II’s letter to artists 1999 he said:
    “You are invited to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of humanity…This is your task.  Humanity in every age and even today looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. ..may your art help to affirm that true beauty, which as a glimmer of the spirit of God, will transfigure matter, opening the human soul to the sense of the eternal.” 

    This is a wonderful calling, but where is the training for such a task?  In 2006 Sarah de Nordwall, who trained in Theatre in London and California, and was living as a performance poet,  set up a Bard School in London, England to help those with artistic talents to try to do just that;  to become catholic versions of the Bards of 8th Century Ancient Ireland who were called to “Speak truth to the King without fear, entertain all from the peasant to the king, and to have the virtues of all classes and the vices of none!”

    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace.

    The artists who came were dancers, opera singers, website designers and animators, poets and journalists, aspiring novelists, icon writers and pianists.  They were seminarians and laypeople, professionals and beginners, but what they had in common was a desire that their art, their personal artistic voices would speak to the heart of their society and help people to meet the challenges of the age in a way envisaged by St John Paul II.

    This conference is your chance to be part of the Bard School and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.  A seminarian who came to the Bard School in 2006 with a piece of music he’d taken 8 years to write (but who still dreamed of turning it into a score for a ballet about the redemption of the Cosmos), took only the next 4 years to finish the score, create 9 dances with a Christian Choreographer and fund and develop a full dance work that has toured cathedrals in Europe.  Oh yes and he also became a priest and his ministry among students today also includes dance retreats. 

    What will God do with your talent if you bring it before Him in the light of His call?

    Sarah de Nordwall recently attended a Pontifical Council of the laity (Women’s section) in Rome, where she met Pope Francis and was able to present him with her first CD Lipstick is a Spiritual Experience. She has performed her poetry in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio as a Catholic Voice defending the teaching of the Church on key hot button issues.  She tries to reach all sections of the community with her poetry shows and workshops and has performed for and worked with the homeless, the elderly, young people out of education, civil servants, teachers in Sweden, Occupational therapists, vicars, addicts in rehab and people turning 40 and 100.  She has taught Bard school in Transylvania to lawyers keen to speak at the UN and was also blessed to be able to attend an International Development conference in Pakistan which was examining Art in Social Change.

    Her teaching style is full of anecdotes and poetry, but there is also time for reflection and creativity.  Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

    On each day of the conference a different glorious mystery will run like a golden thread through the day taking us from Resurrection to Coronation.  This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work.

    LINKS for more information:

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    An 8-day discernment retreat for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

    Fr. John OBrien, SJThis rare opportunity for an 8-day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition is open to those who think they might have a call to some form of consecrated life or priesthood. While it can sometimes be difficult discerning God’s call, there is a way to hear his voice and reach clarity.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Church the “Spiritual Exercises” to souls attain the peace of God’s will and the grace to decide upon it. With conferences by Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. and with a team of spiritual directors, this unique offering is open to men and women, age 39 and under, and takes place in the beautiful prairie setting of Saskatchewan in the summer.

    REGISTRATION:Interested individuals, please contact Jim Anderson for information and registration.

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TeenSTAR: Sexuality Teaching in  the context of Adult Responsibility – Teacher Certification Course – (Sr. Genevéive Gadbois, FM) - SotF 2020

The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

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Event Date Sun. May. 03, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Event End Date Fri. May. 08, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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    Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

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    Using resources* from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    In an intimate environment of study and prayer, following the St. Therese students’ way of life, participants discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society, all in the light of the doctrine of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.

    We can come to an understanding of human existence only through a proper understanding of human sexuality. West’s presentation of Theology of the Body in the context of St. Thérèse thought and spirituality can enable students to live more wholly integrated lives and discover that seeing the world through the lens of ToB is a key to deep rooted peace and joy.

    *pre-recorded video lectures, and accompanying course book.

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    A series of teachings drawing from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which will assist students to identify the origins of spiritual influences on their interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness. Students are introduced to the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a means of growing in spiritual self-awareness in order to better discern God’s will in their lives.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

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    • Identify the origins of spiritual influences on your interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness.
    • Use the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
    • Establish the essential conditions in your spiritual life in order to discern God’s will for you.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Following this introduction to Ignatian Discernment , the students enrolled in the St. Therese Nine-Month Faith Formation Program will continue their study of Ignatian Discernment with second week of practical application in a guided, week-long, Ignatian retreat.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." Blessed Pope John Paul II

    The family has been described as the “fundamental building block of society.” This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

    Due to the global COVID-19/Corona outbreak, we are temporarily suspending registration for this event.

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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
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    • How do we respond charitably to the divisions that exist among the disciples of Jesus today.
    • How can the work of defending the faith really be used in service of unity among all believers?
    • How can apologetics be used in service of building authentic Christian unity? How can apologetics be truly ecumenical?

    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

    TeenSTAR (www.teenstar.org) is a developmental and age- and gender-appropriate curriculum for sexuality education for ages preteen to college-aged. The curriculum is rooted in sound moral, psychological and physiological principles, which uses the Billings method of understanding human fertility patterns "to teach responsible decisionmaking and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem." The TeenSTAR curriculum is consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality and the understanding of the nuptial meaning of the human body as expressed in a theology of the body. TeenSTAR is taught effectively in countries throughout the world and can be offered in both secular and religious contexts.

    TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–30) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–35) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

    STAY students 2019 2020The retreat is facilitated by the St. Therese Apostolic Year (STAY)students, who are completing their third year of study in St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program.
    (left to right: Jacob Dusterhoft, Gloria Bator, Lorissa Hohmann, Gabby Marshall, Rebecca Skuban & Dean Hamm)

    INCLUDED: Retreat registration includes meals/snacks and overnight accommodations (with bedding and towels). We are able to cater to gluten- and diary-free diets. We will try to accommodate other food sensitivities; we will contact you if we need more information.

    BRING: In addition to the things that you'd normally need on a weekend retreat (cloths, toiletries, medications and other personal items), please bring: •BibleJournal or Notebook & pen/pencilGym clothes and running shoes (non-marking soles, please). We ask participants to dress modestly (eg: tops that cover the majority of the shoulder or more, and cover the full chest/stomach; bottoms that extend past mid-thigh).


    This is a sample of what the weekend schedule will look like.
    CiA Schedule Sample


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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)
    to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World 

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are the spiritual priorities of our time; know the significance of these days as the time of the New Evangelization and a Springtime of the Faith; deepen their spirituality to develop the virtues necessary for sharing their faith confidently and respectfully; learn how to present the Gospel message and share personal witness, so as to fruitfully proclaim the Gospel in the home, at the workplace, and in daily conversations, all in a spirit of deep and abiding joy.

    “Christ wants to go many places in the world and to enter many hearts through you.” Pope St. John Paul II

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    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

    Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path?  Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin?

    Many of us have artistic talents (discovered and undiscovered) that could become like a healing gift to the world—“And the leaves of the trees thereof shall be for the healing of the nations” Rev. 22:2—But we need to be equipped and supported to bring those works to fruition.

    Jesus told stories.  How did He become the kind of storyteller that brought the wisdom and embrace of the Father into peoples’ everyday lives?  How does one become an artist full of grace? How does one become a prophetic voice?

    In St John Paul II’s letter to artists 1999 he said:
    “You are invited to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of humanity…This is your task.  Humanity in every age and even today looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. ..may your art help to affirm that true beauty, which as a glimmer of the spirit of God, will transfigure matter, opening the human soul to the sense of the eternal.” 

    This is a wonderful calling, but where is the training for such a task?  In 2006 Sarah de Nordwall, who trained in Theatre in London and California, and was living as a performance poet,  set up a Bard School in London, England to help those with artistic talents to try to do just that;  to become catholic versions of the Bards of 8th Century Ancient Ireland who were called to “Speak truth to the King without fear, entertain all from the peasant to the king, and to have the virtues of all classes and the vices of none!”

    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace.

    The artists who came were dancers, opera singers, website designers and animators, poets and journalists, aspiring novelists, icon writers and pianists.  They were seminarians and laypeople, professionals and beginners, but what they had in common was a desire that their art, their personal artistic voices would speak to the heart of their society and help people to meet the challenges of the age in a way envisaged by St John Paul II.

    This conference is your chance to be part of the Bard School and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.  A seminarian who came to the Bard School in 2006 with a piece of music he’d taken 8 years to write (but who still dreamed of turning it into a score for a ballet about the redemption of the Cosmos), took only the next 4 years to finish the score, create 9 dances with a Christian Choreographer and fund and develop a full dance work that has toured cathedrals in Europe.  Oh yes and he also became a priest and his ministry among students today also includes dance retreats. 

    What will God do with your talent if you bring it before Him in the light of His call?

    Sarah de Nordwall recently attended a Pontifical Council of the laity (Women’s section) in Rome, where she met Pope Francis and was able to present him with her first CD Lipstick is a Spiritual Experience. She has performed her poetry in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio as a Catholic Voice defending the teaching of the Church on key hot button issues.  She tries to reach all sections of the community with her poetry shows and workshops and has performed for and worked with the homeless, the elderly, young people out of education, civil servants, teachers in Sweden, Occupational therapists, vicars, addicts in rehab and people turning 40 and 100.  She has taught Bard school in Transylvania to lawyers keen to speak at the UN and was also blessed to be able to attend an International Development conference in Pakistan which was examining Art in Social Change.

    Her teaching style is full of anecdotes and poetry, but there is also time for reflection and creativity.  Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

    On each day of the conference a different glorious mystery will run like a golden thread through the day taking us from Resurrection to Coronation.  This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work.

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    An 8-day discernment retreat for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

    Fr. John OBrien, SJThis rare opportunity for an 8-day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition is open to those who think they might have a call to some form of consecrated life or priesthood. While it can sometimes be difficult discerning God’s call, there is a way to hear his voice and reach clarity.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Church the “Spiritual Exercises” to souls attain the peace of God’s will and the grace to decide upon it. With conferences by Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. and with a team of spiritual directors, this unique offering is open to men and women, age 39 and under, and takes place in the beautiful prairie setting of Saskatchewan in the summer.

    REGISTRATION:Interested individuals, please contact Jim Anderson for information and registration.

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Heralds of the New Evangelization I: Living the Joy of the Gospel - SotF 2020

Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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Event End Date Fri. May. 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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    Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

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    Using resources* from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    In an intimate environment of study and prayer, following the St. Therese students’ way of life, participants discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society, all in the light of the doctrine of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.

    We can come to an understanding of human existence only through a proper understanding of human sexuality. West’s presentation of Theology of the Body in the context of St. Thérèse thought and spirituality can enable students to live more wholly integrated lives and discover that seeing the world through the lens of ToB is a key to deep rooted peace and joy.

    *pre-recorded video lectures, and accompanying course book.

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    A series of teachings drawing from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which will assist students to identify the origins of spiritual influences on their interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness. Students are introduced to the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a means of growing in spiritual self-awareness in order to better discern God’s will in their lives.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

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    • Establish the essential conditions in your spiritual life in order to discern God’s will for you.

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    Following this introduction to Ignatian Discernment , the students enrolled in the St. Therese Nine-Month Faith Formation Program will continue their study of Ignatian Discernment with second week of practical application in a guided, week-long, Ignatian retreat.

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    The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." Blessed Pope John Paul II

    The family has been described as the “fundamental building block of society.” This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
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    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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    TeenSTAR (www.teenstar.org) is a developmental and age- and gender-appropriate curriculum for sexuality education for ages preteen to college-aged. The curriculum is rooted in sound moral, psychological and physiological principles, which uses the Billings method of understanding human fertility patterns "to teach responsible decisionmaking and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem." The TeenSTAR curriculum is consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality and the understanding of the nuptial meaning of the human body as expressed in a theology of the body. TeenSTAR is taught effectively in countries throughout the world and can be offered in both secular and religious contexts.

    TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–30) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–35) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

    STAY students 2019 2020The retreat is facilitated by the St. Therese Apostolic Year (STAY)students, who are completing their third year of study in St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program.
    (left to right: Jacob Dusterhoft, Gloria Bator, Lorissa Hohmann, Gabby Marshall, Rebecca Skuban & Dean Hamm)

    INCLUDED: Retreat registration includes meals/snacks and overnight accommodations (with bedding and towels). We are able to cater to gluten- and diary-free diets. We will try to accommodate other food sensitivities; we will contact you if we need more information.

    BRING: In addition to the things that you'd normally need on a weekend retreat (cloths, toiletries, medications and other personal items), please bring: •BibleJournal or Notebook & pen/pencilGym clothes and running shoes (non-marking soles, please). We ask participants to dress modestly (eg: tops that cover the majority of the shoulder or more, and cover the full chest/stomach; bottoms that extend past mid-thigh).


    This is a sample of what the weekend schedule will look like.
    CiA Schedule Sample


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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)
    to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World 

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are the spiritual priorities of our time; know the significance of these days as the time of the New Evangelization and a Springtime of the Faith; deepen their spirituality to develop the virtues necessary for sharing their faith confidently and respectfully; learn how to present the Gospel message and share personal witness, so as to fruitfully proclaim the Gospel in the home, at the workplace, and in daily conversations, all in a spirit of deep and abiding joy.

    “Christ wants to go many places in the world and to enter many hearts through you.” Pope St. John Paul II

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    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

    Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path?  Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin?

    Many of us have artistic talents (discovered and undiscovered) that could become like a healing gift to the world—“And the leaves of the trees thereof shall be for the healing of the nations” Rev. 22:2—But we need to be equipped and supported to bring those works to fruition.

    Jesus told stories.  How did He become the kind of storyteller that brought the wisdom and embrace of the Father into peoples’ everyday lives?  How does one become an artist full of grace? How does one become a prophetic voice?

    In St John Paul II’s letter to artists 1999 he said:
    “You are invited to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of humanity…This is your task.  Humanity in every age and even today looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. ..may your art help to affirm that true beauty, which as a glimmer of the spirit of God, will transfigure matter, opening the human soul to the sense of the eternal.” 

    This is a wonderful calling, but where is the training for such a task?  In 2006 Sarah de Nordwall, who trained in Theatre in London and California, and was living as a performance poet,  set up a Bard School in London, England to help those with artistic talents to try to do just that;  to become catholic versions of the Bards of 8th Century Ancient Ireland who were called to “Speak truth to the King without fear, entertain all from the peasant to the king, and to have the virtues of all classes and the vices of none!”

    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace.

    The artists who came were dancers, opera singers, website designers and animators, poets and journalists, aspiring novelists, icon writers and pianists.  They were seminarians and laypeople, professionals and beginners, but what they had in common was a desire that their art, their personal artistic voices would speak to the heart of their society and help people to meet the challenges of the age in a way envisaged by St John Paul II.

    This conference is your chance to be part of the Bard School and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.  A seminarian who came to the Bard School in 2006 with a piece of music he’d taken 8 years to write (but who still dreamed of turning it into a score for a ballet about the redemption of the Cosmos), took only the next 4 years to finish the score, create 9 dances with a Christian Choreographer and fund and develop a full dance work that has toured cathedrals in Europe.  Oh yes and he also became a priest and his ministry among students today also includes dance retreats. 

    What will God do with your talent if you bring it before Him in the light of His call?

    Sarah de Nordwall recently attended a Pontifical Council of the laity (Women’s section) in Rome, where she met Pope Francis and was able to present him with her first CD Lipstick is a Spiritual Experience. She has performed her poetry in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio as a Catholic Voice defending the teaching of the Church on key hot button issues.  She tries to reach all sections of the community with her poetry shows and workshops and has performed for and worked with the homeless, the elderly, young people out of education, civil servants, teachers in Sweden, Occupational therapists, vicars, addicts in rehab and people turning 40 and 100.  She has taught Bard school in Transylvania to lawyers keen to speak at the UN and was also blessed to be able to attend an International Development conference in Pakistan which was examining Art in Social Change.

    Her teaching style is full of anecdotes and poetry, but there is also time for reflection and creativity.  Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

    On each day of the conference a different glorious mystery will run like a golden thread through the day taking us from Resurrection to Coronation.  This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work.

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    An 8-day discernment retreat for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

    Fr. John OBrien, SJThis rare opportunity for an 8-day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition is open to those who think they might have a call to some form of consecrated life or priesthood. While it can sometimes be difficult discerning God’s call, there is a way to hear his voice and reach clarity.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Church the “Spiritual Exercises” to souls attain the peace of God’s will and the grace to decide upon it. With conferences by Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. and with a team of spiritual directors, this unique offering is open to men and women, age 39 and under, and takes place in the beautiful prairie setting of Saskatchewan in the summer.

    REGISTRATION:Interested individuals, please contact Jim Anderson for information and registration.

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Heralds of the New Evangelization II: Becoming a Prophetic Voice (Sarah de Nordwall) - SotF 2020

To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    Using resources from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

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    Using resources* from world renowned author and speaker Christopher West, join us as we unpack the Theology of the Body, Pope St. John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and spirit—as male and female. These teackings will be augmented through reflection upon the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux — an exclusive component compiled by Christopher West specifically for this course at St. Therese Institute!

    In an intimate environment of study and prayer, following the St. Therese students’ way of life, participants discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society, all in the light of the doctrine of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.

    We can come to an understanding of human existence only through a proper understanding of human sexuality. West’s presentation of Theology of the Body in the context of St. Thérèse thought and spirituality can enable students to live more wholly integrated lives and discover that seeing the world through the lens of ToB is a key to deep rooted peace and joy.

    *pre-recorded video lectures, and accompanying course book.

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    A series of teachings drawing from the rich spiritual tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which will assist students to identify the origins of spiritual influences on their interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness. Students are introduced to the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a means of growing in spiritual self-awareness in order to better discern God’s will in their lives.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

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    • Identify the origins of spiritual influences on your interior life in order to respond properly to them and grow in holiness.
    • Use the Rules for Discernment of Spirits as presented in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
    • Establish the essential conditions in your spiritual life in order to discern God’s will for you.

    This course is suitable for those whom have never studied the Ignatian principles, and as a refresher for those whom have had previous experience in Ignatian Discernment.

    Following this introduction to Ignatian Discernment , the students enrolled in the St. Therese Nine-Month Faith Formation Program will continue their study of Ignatian Discernment with second week of practical application in a guided, week-long, Ignatian retreat.

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    The family has been described as the "fundamental building block of society." This conference will provide an introduction to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the dignity and nature of the Christian family, and the Christian family’s irreplaceable role, responsibility, and mission in the modern world. Conference participants will reflect with particular attention on the Apostolic Exhortation of Blessed John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio. Conference participants will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vocation to marriage and family life in this time of the New Evangelization and the Springtime of the Faith.

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    "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." Blessed Pope John Paul II

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    With reflection on the principles of interfaith dialogue and ecumenism established in the Second Vatican Council and developed during the recent pontificates, students will learn about the four stages in coming to an active faith in Jesus Christ and his Church: the grounds for a belief in God, the reasonableness for belief in Christ, the validity of the Catholic Church and its claims, and the necessity in this time of the new evangelization for an active and evangelical practice of the Catholic faith. Students will discuss questions including: Can you prove the God exists? Was Jesus divine? Etc.

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    "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence." (1 Peter 3:15)

    • Learn to speak to the heart of those who would like to believe in God, to believe in Christ, understand the Catholic Church, and be actively faith-filled.
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    "Welcome the new springtime which the Spirit is now bringing about in the Church… In his gifts the Spirit is multifaceted…He breathes where he wills. He does so unexpectedly, in unexpected places, and in ways previously unheard of… but he also shows us that he works with a view to the one body and in the unity of the one body." Pope Benedict XVI

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

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    The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".

    TeenSTAR (www.teenstar.org) is a developmental and age- and gender-appropriate curriculum for sexuality education for ages preteen to college-aged. The curriculum is rooted in sound moral, psychological and physiological principles, which uses the Billings method of understanding human fertility patterns "to teach responsible decisionmaking and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem." The TeenSTAR curriculum is consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality and the understanding of the nuptial meaning of the human body as expressed in a theology of the body. TeenSTAR is taught effectively in countries throughout the world and can be offered in both secular and religious contexts.

    TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

    This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–30) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

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    The Christ is Alive! Weekend Retreat is offered for young disciples (ages 16–35) who have experienced the initial proclamation of the Gospel and desire to deepen their friendship with Christ.

    A key inspiration for this retreat is Christus Vivit, Pope Francis’s recent letter to young men and women, which speaks of the importance of young people journeying with each other in life. The Christ is Alive! retreat, through Scripture, the sacraments, community, and prayer, provides an opportunity to grow in intimacy with Christ. From that foundation, young people will be better equipped to accompany others on the path of holiness. Small groups from parishes or high schools are encouraged to attend together, so that participants can continue accompanying each other as they go forward.

    STAY students 2019 2020The retreat is facilitated by the St. Therese Apostolic Year (STAY)students, who are completing their third year of study in St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program.
    (left to right: Jacob Dusterhoft, Gloria Bator, Lorissa Hohmann, Gabby Marshall, Rebecca Skuban & Dean Hamm)

    INCLUDED: Retreat registration includes meals/snacks and overnight accommodations (with bedding and towels). We are able to cater to gluten- and diary-free diets. We will try to accommodate other food sensitivities; we will contact you if we need more information.

    BRING: In addition to the things that you'd normally need on a weekend retreat (cloths, toiletries, medications and other personal items), please bring: •BibleJournal or Notebook & pen/pencilGym clothes and running shoes (non-marking soles, please). We ask participants to dress modestly (eg: tops that cover the majority of the shoulder or more, and cover the full chest/stomach; bottoms that extend past mid-thigh).


    This is a sample of what the weekend schedule will look like.
    CiA Schedule Sample


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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are...

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    Living Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation
    EVANGELII GAUDIUM  (The Joy of the Gospel)
    to the Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and the Lay Faithful on the Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World 

    St. Augustine said, “You have made us for Yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until the rest in You.”

    This restlessness of heart is an all too common experience in our day as people struggle with a deep hunger for meaning, joy and hope in their lives. In this conference, through reflection on Pope Francis’ letter The Joy of the Gospel, participants will: study the teachings of the Catholic Church on theology of evangelization, mission, and salvation; understand the role of the Holy Spirit and Mary in evangelization; learn what are the spiritual priorities of our time; know the significance of these days as the time of the New Evangelization and a Springtime of the Faith; deepen their spirituality to develop the virtues necessary for sharing their faith confidently and respectfully; learn how to present the Gospel message and share personal witness, so as to fruitfully proclaim the Gospel in the home, at the workplace, and in daily conversations, all in a spirit of deep and abiding joy.

    “Christ wants to go many places in the world and to enter many hearts through you.” Pope St. John Paul II

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    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace...

    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path? Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin? This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work. This conference is your chance to be part of The Bard School (founded by presenter Sarah de Nordwall in London England),  and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.

    Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

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    The world needs prophetic voices that speak the truth without fear, and yet with artistry, delight and imagination. Do you have artistic talents that have yet to be shared with those around you, in a way that could light up their path?  Do you have words that need to be heard, but you aren’t sure how to begin?

    Many of us have artistic talents (discovered and undiscovered) that could become like a healing gift to the world—“And the leaves of the trees thereof shall be for the healing of the nations” Rev. 22:2—But we need to be equipped and supported to bring those works to fruition.

    Jesus told stories.  How did He become the kind of storyteller that brought the wisdom and embrace of the Father into peoples’ everyday lives?  How does one become an artist full of grace? How does one become a prophetic voice?

    In St John Paul II’s letter to artists 1999 he said:
    “You are invited to use your creative intuition to enter into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnate God and at the same time into the mystery of humanity…This is your task.  Humanity in every age and even today looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. ..may your art help to affirm that true beauty, which as a glimmer of the spirit of God, will transfigure matter, opening the human soul to the sense of the eternal.” 

    This is a wonderful calling, but where is the training for such a task?  In 2006 Sarah de Nordwall, who trained in Theatre in London and California, and was living as a performance poet,  set up a Bard School in London, England to help those with artistic talents to try to do just that;  to become catholic versions of the Bards of 8th Century Ancient Ireland who were called to “Speak truth to the King without fear, entertain all from the peasant to the king, and to have the virtues of all classes and the vices of none!”

    To become a prophetic presence in a culture desperate for the taste of truth and the warmth of grace.

    The artists who came were dancers, opera singers, website designers and animators, poets and journalists, aspiring novelists, icon writers and pianists.  They were seminarians and laypeople, professionals and beginners, but what they had in common was a desire that their art, their personal artistic voices would speak to the heart of their society and help people to meet the challenges of the age in a way envisaged by St John Paul II.

    This conference is your chance to be part of the Bard School and to see your artistic inklings fanned into a flame.  A seminarian who came to the Bard School in 2006 with a piece of music he’d taken 8 years to write (but who still dreamed of turning it into a score for a ballet about the redemption of the Cosmos), took only the next 4 years to finish the score, create 9 dances with a Christian Choreographer and fund and develop a full dance work that has toured cathedrals in Europe.  Oh yes and he also became a priest and his ministry among students today also includes dance retreats. 

    What will God do with your talent if you bring it before Him in the light of His call?

    Sarah de Nordwall recently attended a Pontifical Council of the laity (Women’s section) in Rome, where she met Pope Francis and was able to present him with her first CD Lipstick is a Spiritual Experience. She has performed her poetry in the House of Lords and the House of Commons and appears regularly on BBC TV and Radio as a Catholic Voice defending the teaching of the Church on key hot button issues.  She tries to reach all sections of the community with her poetry shows and workshops and has performed for and worked with the homeless, the elderly, young people out of education, civil servants, teachers in Sweden, Occupational therapists, vicars, addicts in rehab and people turning 40 and 100.  She has taught Bard school in Transylvania to lawyers keen to speak at the UN and was also blessed to be able to attend an International Development conference in Pakistan which was examining Art in Social Change.

    Her teaching style is full of anecdotes and poetry, but there is also time for reflection and creativity.  Participants will engage in the 5 frontier conversations that characterise the Bard School’s learning sessions – Why do artists need theology and philosophy? What is the mystery of the artistic process?  What is the nature of the artistic vocation and its calling to society?  How does our personal maturity and healing in Christ affect our capacities as artists?  The arts business – do I have to become a professional in the way the world understands it? What is my next step?

    On each day of the conference a different glorious mystery will run like a golden thread through the day taking us from Resurrection to Coronation.  This is a conference to expand the horizon of your heart so that you can expand the horizons of those who meet you and who will be blessed by your future artistic work.

    LINKS for more information:

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    An 8-day discernment retreat for those contemplating priesthood or religious life.

    Fr. John OBrien, SJThis rare opportunity for an 8-day silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition is open to those who think they might have a call to some form of consecrated life or priesthood. While it can sometimes be difficult discerning God’s call, there is a way to hear his voice and reach clarity.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the Church the “Spiritual Exercises” to souls attain the peace of God’s will and the grace to decide upon it. With conferences by Fr. John O’Brien, S.J. and with a team of spiritual directors, this unique offering is open to men and women, age 39 and under, and takes place in the beautiful prairie setting of Saskatchewan in the summer.

    REGISTRATION:Interested individuals, please contact Jim Anderson for information and registration.

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