Thu, Dec 15|
FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre
Every Star Shall Sing a Carol: Advent Twilight Retreat - Dec. 15, 2022
Time & Location
Dec 15, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre, 219 19 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8, Canada
About the Event
Join Sr. Ita Connery for an evening of prayer and reflection on the mystery of creation and on the one who enters daily into our small world, singing in every star and planet through the incarnate Christ.
Suddenly the star they had seen rising went forward and halted over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled them with delight. Mathew 2:9
Winter nights are times when stars are more visible. Sidney Carter sings of these stars singing a carol to praise the One who comes.
“ Every star shall sing a carol
Every creature high and low.
Come and praise the King of heaven
By whatever name you know.”
As we gaze at the night sky we become more aware of our connectedness to the universe. We are made of stardust as was the humanity of Jesus when he came into our world. In this retreat, we will enter into the mystery of our unity with the Creator of the stars of the night and with the Incarnate Son, Jesus, who inherits with us the story of the evolving universe. With him, we are called into newness and hope.
Sr Ita Connery, FCJ, has been in the ministry of Spiritual Direction and retreat work for over 30 years. Her specialty areas cover dreams, Celtic spirituality, retreats on various spiritual topics, Ignatian spirituality, typology, the Enneagram, and personal growth. Ita uses art, quilting and mandalas as tools for exploring questions about life, faith, and spirituality. Trained in Myers-Briggs Typology and in Ignatian spirituality, Ita also holds a Certificate in Jungian Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and is also a Mid-life consultant.
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