Fr. Robert M. Hussey, SJ, the Provincial of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, has decided to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021. Fr. Hussey announced his decision on 29 May 2020 in a letter to the Province. You may read Fr. Hussey’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.
While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville. As much as possible in this pandemic, the Jesuit Center will be offering retreats, days of prayer, and other programs for spiritual renewal, and hosting groups, through August 2021. You can see our 2020-2021 program calendar here.
Anticipation: The Challenges and Blessings of Waiting
Advent Day of Prayer with Sr. Pat Mensing, SSJ
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Advent is a time to reflect on what it means to wait—for God to appear in our lives in a new way, for our lives to unfold on many levels. In today’s world of constant motion, waiting for what is to come has become more difficult than ever! Spend the day looking at the many levels of “waiting” in our lives, and see how God wishes to accompany us in that space of “not yet.”
Arrival: 9:00-9:30 AM
The program will begin at 9:30 AM and will include input from Sr. Pat, opportunities for quiet prayer and reflection, Mass, and lunch. The program will conclude at 3:00 PM.
Cost: $50 ($25 non-refundable deposit)
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Sr. Pat Mensing, SSJ
Sr. Pat Mensing is a Sister of St. Joseph of Philadelphia who has ministered in elementary and secondary education, and recently served on a parish staff as pastoral associate for social justice and social concerns. She currently serves as a spiritual director and offers days of prayer, workshops, and retreats.