How would you rate your prayer on a scale of 1 to 10? What do you find as obstacles to it being a 10? Too busy? Mind clutter? Can’t sit still? Not convinced it works or that it’s for you? Whatever your response, the question is, “Would you like to improve your prayer; have it make a difference for you?”
All you need to be in touch with is the longing within you that nothing else in your life seems to fill or satisfy. Consider a Day of Reflection here at Jesus House where we will look at the 3 forms of prayer, consider the style, purpose, and goal of each, and see what might be lacking in yours. As a group, we will learn practical ways to pray in all 3 ways, complete with experiences of each and handouts to take home. Give yourself the Easter gift of one day away to renew, rebuild, and refresh your prayer life! All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Fr. Nicholas Amato
Father Nicholas is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and has been ordained 49 years. He has served over 20 of them as a pastor. Father is a graduate of the Shalem Institute and has done three-month sabbaticals in Rome, in Israel, and at Mepkin (Trappist) Abbey in South Carolina. He served as adjunct faculty at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington and also on the Spiritual Formation staff at St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring. He leads contemplative directed retreats at Mepkin Trappist Abbey in South Carolina, and is Executive Director of the Priest Wellness Program. In addition to his retreat ministry, he has published two books: Living in God’s Presence: Contemplative Prayer and Contemplative Action and this year, Moving from Stress to Joy. He has Masters degrees in Counseling and in Theology, and a Doctorate in Educational Management.
Registration: Cost is $40 per person. The program begins promptly at 9:30 am. Sign up below or call our office at 302-995-6859 to register. Lunch is included in the price.