AMEN and the BMG are joining together to host the Spring Retreat, “Care for our Common Home,” on Monday, March 6th, 2017. The retreat will take place at the Dominican House at Mission San Jose, 43326 Mission Blvd in Fremont. The cost is $40 per person and will run from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. The price includes a continental breakfast and buffet lunch. The day will be facilitated by Sister Rose Marie and will have breakout sessions that include time for reflection, moments of solitude, exploring nature, good conversation and art. Please see the words below that will help to guide and inspire us throughout retreat:
Care for Our Common Home
In awe and wonder, we recognize that earth, our common home, provides for our human life along with all other living things in a marvelous cosmos of being. Our school community proclaims, “Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice!” (Psalm 96:11) as we join with St. Ignatius Loyola and contemplate God’s love manifest in the existence of natural elements, the life of plants, the sensation of animals, and the intelligence and dignity of human beings (Spiritual Exercises, #235). Yet, as Pope Francis teaches, the earth cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on it by our irresponsible and selfish use of natural resources; the earth is “burdened and laid waste…among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor” (Laudato Si’, #2).
Click HERE to register for what will be a memorable day! For questions or more information please contact Kim Pfahnl or Deb Ledesma-Clem.