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.
Thursdays, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, 2019
Grief and Grace: A Lenten Journey with Christine Eberle
The Season of Lent begins with a stirring invitation from the prophet Joel: “Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord your God.” But what does that mean for those whose hearts are already torn open by the loss of a loved one? How do we draw close to God again? This four-week series will adapt for the grieving soul the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, using conversation, poetry, and ritual to guide participants along a path of deepening trust.
The series will be offered in the afternoon, meeting once a week for four weeks: from 1:30-3 PM. Light refreshments will be available. Lunch before the session for folks who call ahead and pay for the meal.
Cost: $100 for the series of four weeks ($50 non-refundable deposit)
Christine Eberle is the author of Finding God in Ordinary Time, a collection of daily meditations based on true stories (Green Writers Press, September 2018). Currently the Director of Campus Ministry at Gwynedd Mercy University, Christine has spent the last 25 years in campus ministry asking her favorite question — Where is God in all this? —and listening for answers in surprising places.
Beyond the campus, Christine performs dramatic monologues of women in Scripture, offers talks and retreats, and cantors for her parish. She is a passionate explorer of the connections between Scripture, spirituality, and everyday life.
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