Catechist Retreat: God of Mercy; People of Mercy
Dates: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Church of Epiphany Parish (Lighthouse)
Presenter: Sr. Betty Drewes, OSB and Sr. Jane Will, OSB
Cost: $25 (includes lunch) (check payable to ALMI)
Registration: Register prior to class to insure class availability. Contact Lynn McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 448-8581 ext. 1314
Catechist Credit: 6 hours applies toward Spiritual Formation
The program for the day will consist of the two themes for the year of mercy: The God of Mercy and People of Mercy. The morning session will focus on one’s personal understanding of God’s Mercy through the Word of God (scripture), Pope Francis writings, and other pertinent authors. The quiet reflection time will allow for personal integration of the content by each participant.
The afternoon session will illustrate how we are people of mercy by using the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. This will include scripture for each work of mercy, a prayer, and questions for reflection along with practical ways of living the work of mercy in our daily life. What are some ways to share these Works of Mercy with your students and parents? The day will consist of presentations, personal reflection, prayer, and sharing with one another.
Sister Betty Drewes is a member of the Sisters of Saint Benedict, Ferdinand, IN and is involved with the Spirituality Ministry. She is Director of the Kordes Center and Coordinator of Hospitality, and serves as a spiritual director. She leads retreats, days of reflection, and various personal growth programs. Among her prior ministries she was on the Ferdinand Benedictine leadership team, director of ongoing formation, and director of spirituality for the Benedict Inn Retreat Center in Beech Grove, Indiana. Sister Betty has professional degrees in education, counseling, and spirituality.
Sister Jane Will is a member of the Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, IN. She serves on the community’s Spirituality Ministry team as Program Director. She is also director of Strategic Planning for her community. She has a doctorate in psychology and she is a licensed clinical psychologist, spiritual director, and presenter of workshops and retreats. She is a licensed life teacher and has taught on the junior high to college level. She has also served as formation director for postulants and novices and as subprioress in her community.