2019 Men's Retreat
August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019
DATES: August 16-18, 2019
LOCATION: The historic Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL
RETREAT LEADER: Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, Bishop Emeritus of Memphis
Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in May of 1987. He served as Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Parish in FL. Walton Beach, FL and St. Paul Parish in Pensacola. He was Pastor of Little Flower Parish in Pensacola, FL Bishop served in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee for seventeen years. In July of 2004 Reverend Martin D. Holley was ordained and installed as the Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, DC where he ministered for twelve years. In October of 2016 Bishop Holley was installed as Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee. He retired in October 2018, and now resides in Pensacola where he serves in Liturgical Ministry for St. Mary and Nativity of Our Lord both parishes in Pensacola.
The retreat will take the traditional form of a ‘silent’ retreat. Sacrament of Reconciliation and Daily Mass is offered. The retreat begins Friday evening, with check-in beginning at 5:00 p.m., and will conclude on Sunday, after lunch. Plan to stay overnight. Space is limited to the number of private rooms. Reservations taken on a first come, first serve basis.
WHY A SILENT RETREAT?
A silent retreat allows one to enter what Matthew Kelly calls the “classroom of silence.” He writes, “It is in the Classroom of Silence that God bestows his wisdom on men and women.” Silence is difficult to come by in a busy world, and many of us don’t know what to do with ourselves during times of silence. Television, radios, cell phones, and computers have taken away times of silence and contemplation, and this retreat is meant to restore it. With the exception of Friday evening’s meal and Sunday’s noon meal, there is no talking to other retreatants, even when you are seated together for dinner.
A suggested minimum donation of $200.00, to cover room, meals, and the retreat master’s stipend and travel costs, will be collected during the weekend. Donations are payable to Visitation Monastery. If you’d like to donate a little more, we’re sure the sisters will appreciate it.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Calametti (firstname.lastname@example.org 251-423-9698), or Tommy Fulton (email@example.com 251-422-2556.
2019 Men's Retreat
August 16, 2019