Back to All Events

Day of Reflection: Carnival and Springtime Prophets

As we gather on Mardi Gras, grab a hat or mask or scarf – anything outrageous will do and bring it along.  

Today, as we will acknowledge the dark and messy parts of life, we also recognize the vulnerable beauty of our humanness. The Lenten/springtime weeks ahead call us to ponder the prophetic gifts we have been given: in our desert struggles,in God's unique call, in our inner passions, with new eyes to see,  with compassion in our losses, with courage to continue on and in faithfulness that reflects the spark of God within each one of us.  

We will likewise bid farewell to our ALLELUIA...not to be heard again until it is sung anew in full glory at the Easter Vigil service on April 15, 2017.

Join in this day of glad preparation for the SEASON of LENT that follows.


Mary Louise Chesley-Cora will be the “servant leader” for the day. Mary Louise savors time reflecting on our ancestors of faith. She continues to see our ancestors in the Hebrew scriptures as people like ourselves with a story, a journey and challenges that can mirror our own in many ways.  Mary Louise has an MAT in Religious Studies and Certificates from the Bat Kol Institute in Jerusalem and LaSalle/Gratz College for Jewish Studies. She has been a Director of Religious Education, Coordinator of Liturgy, Music and Youth Ministry, facilitated the Loyola University Ministry extension program for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE and has taught theology, scripture and led a number of retreats for adults and teens in the past 40+ years. Mary Louise is involved in liturgical music, Adult Faith Formation and offers programs in scripture and book studies. 

Registration: Cost is $40 per person. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.  There will also be a Mass for those interested in attending.

Number of retreatants
Names (other than yourself)