2020 Men's Retreat
August 28, 2020 - August 30, 2020
DATES: August 28-30, 2020
LOCATION: The historic Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL
RETREAT LEADER: Tom Riello
Tom Riello is the husband to his wife Christine, with six children, two grandchildren (with one more on the way). He is the Chair of Theology and the Director of Faith Formation at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and the Adult Faith Director at Holy Spirit parish in Montgomery. Tom is also the co-host of Watercooler Catechism and a weekly guest on Archangel Radio.
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 (email@example.com 251-423-9698), or Tommy Fulton (firstname.lastname@example.org 251-422-2556.
2020 Men's Retreat
August 28, 2020
Mobile, AL 36607