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DECEMBER 2018

TALLER ADVIENTO EN ESPAÑOL

Sábado, 1 de Diciembre 2018, 9:00am - 3:30pm

"Adviento significa venida. Es el tiempo en que los cristianos nos preparamos para la venida del Señor. Se dice que el Antiguo Testamento fue el gran tiempo de espera y después de esa espera de muchos siglos, Cristo se manifestó en toda su gloria dándonos la oportunidad de una nueva vida en el Espíritu. En nuestro caso, no tenemos que esperar siglos para su venida. Los que han ansiado la venida del Señor siempre han estado listos para el encuentro con el Amado. Durante este taller y a través vez de una reflexión teológica tendrás la oportunidad de un encuentro con Jesús donde Él pueda renovar y restaurar tu vida.

Presentador: Carlos Obando, Obl.OSB
Donación: $40 incluye café o té en la mañana y el almuerzo

Carlos Obando nació en Costa Rica y vive en Los Estados Unidos desde 1966. Está casado, tiene tres hijos y tres nietos. En el año 2009 obtuvo una maestría de la Universidad de Loyola Marymount, Los Ángeles, en Teología Pastoral, es instructor en la Universidad de Loyola en el Centro de Religión y Espiritualidad, el Instituto para el Ministerio Pastoral y también para la Escuela de la Renovación Carismática en la Diócesis de Orange. Ha sido Director Espiritual pos más de 20 años. Trabaja con la comunidad hispana desde 1979 en los condados de Los Ángeles y Orange en la formación de líderes y dando retiros a jóvenes y adultos.


TALLER ADVIENTO
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AN ADULT CHRIST AT CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 21 - Sunday, December 23, 2018

This retreat will focus on chapter 2 of Matthew's Gospel and chapter 2 of Luke's Gospel. We will consider 4 infancy narrative stories: The Magi, The Shepherds, The Presentation, and the Finding in the Temple. Based on the work of Sulpician Scripture scholar Raymond Brown, it will provide a path for connecting these stories to the rest of the Gospel to see that the evangelists' concern is so much more than a Baby Jesus at Christmas.

Presenter: Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam.
Room, board, and tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared

Father Stephen Coffey, a Massachusetts native, is a monk of the Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict and lives at the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo, where he is director of oblates. He is a retreat director, spiritual director, and is involved in other formation ministries at the Hermitage in Big Sur and at San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez. He is a graduate of St. John's School of Theology in Collegeville, MN and holds degrees in Christian Spirituality from Creighton in Omaha and in Pastoral Leadership from Chaminade in Honolulu.


ADULT CHRISTMAS
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CHRISTMAS AT VALYERMO

Monday, December 24 - Wednesday, December 26, 2018

On the Solemnity of Christmas we first contemplate the mystery of the Word becoming Flesh. The liturgical celebration at the Abbey starts with First Vespers on Christmas Eve and ends with Night Prayer on Christmas Day.

Room and board: $200 single / $175 each shared


CHRISTMAS RETREAT
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NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS
Monday, December 31 - Wednesday, January 2, 2019

It seems to be custom for many to make New Year's resolutions and to implement them on or the day after January first. Most often these intentions fade and disappear. What are the obstacles we face in following though? This retreat will reflect on our motivation to improve aspects of our lives on every level. This should include our health, our family values, and other close relationships, our spiritual practice and ongoing intellectual formation. How can we find ways to implement our deepest desires to be more positive, productive, and generative in the life we have been given? Let's try together to explore these important realities.

Presenter: Fr. Francis Benedict, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $250 single / $200 each shared

Father Francis Benedict has been a monk of Valyermo since 1967. He earned an MA in Philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University and an MS in Theology from Mt. Angel in Oregon. He was ordained a priest in 1976. He served as the Abbey's abbot for 16 years. His special areas of ministry include spiritual direction, preaching retreats, and working with 12-step recovery groups. In addition to many responsibilities at the Abbey, he now serves as the Director of Oblates.


NEW YEARS RETREAT