Jesuit Retreat House, Oshkosh, WI



When:  Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31, 2010
(Check-in Friday 4–6:00 p.m.; dinner at 7:00 p.m.; depart Sunday after noon lunch)

Where: Jesuit Retreat House, Oshkosh, WI

Retreat Director: Most Reverend Robert F. Morneau, Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay

Bishop Morneau was born in New London, WI, the fourth of six children. He graduated from Bear Creek High School and studied at St. Norbert College in De Pere and Sacred Heart Seminary in Oneida before earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1966 and became an Auxiliary Bishop in 1979. Over the years he has written several books, and many of his essays appear in such periodicals as U. S. Catholic, St. Anthony Messenger, AMERICA and Emmanuel. In addition to writing, he gives retreats and lectures throughout the United States to lay groups as well as bishops and cardinals. His most recent publication is The Color of Gratitude (Orbis Press). His hobbies are golf, gardening and jogging. He describes his ministry as this: "Priesthood has been a gift and a responsibility for me. As a gift, what a grace to be a part of so many people's faith life. As a responsibility, it has brought a bundle of joys and sorrows, that is, a participation in the life of Jesus." Bishop Morneau also serves as Vicar General of the Diocese of Green Bay and pastor of Resurrection Parish.

Cost:  FREE

What to expect:  Silent retreat with individual rooms and delicious meals provided; casual attire recommended. 

"Mentors and Models for the Journey".................every generation is in need of teachers (mentors) and witnesses (models) who not only "point" the way but walk the talk. Bishop Morneau will draw us to a deeper faith life through the lives of exemplary individuals.

People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.

Friday Evening:
4-6 p.m.  Arrival
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:15 p.m. Retreat Information Session
8:30 p.m. Opening Conference……Silence Begins
7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Retreat Conference
9:30 a.m. Personal Prayer, Reflection, and Private Spiritual Direction as desired*
10:30 a.m. Retreat Conference
11:00 a.m. Personal Prayer, Reflection, Private Spiritual Direction
Noon Lunch…followed by time for personal prayer, reflection, and private spiritual direction
3:30 p.m. Retreat Conference
4:00 p.m. Personal Prayer, Reflection, and Private Spiritual Direction
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Healing Prayer Service
7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Retreat Conference
9:30 a.m. Personal Prayer, Reflection, and Private Spiritual Direction
11:00 a.m. Mass (Silence Ends)
Noon Lunch……Departure

*More information regarding individual spiritual direction will be provided at the Friday night retreat information session.

Also, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available throughout the weekend.  Additional information will be provided at the retreat information session.



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