Lenten Men’s Retreat: Evangelization and Listening to the Lord

February 20, 2014

March 7-9, 2014, Chris Saliga, O.P., will lead a Men’s Retreat to open the Lenten season, entitled “Listen to me! Go and make disciples of all nations!” All men in the Cincinnati area are invited to attend. The focus of the retreat, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is on learning to listen to the Lord and, having heard him, learning to speak about him to others. The inspiration for the retreat comes from the timeless Christian reality, expressed most recently in Pope Francis’ exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, that no one can evangelize unless he is first captivated by the love of Jesus. To realize our Christian vocation to “make disciples of all nations,” first we must be able to attend to who God is, what he is saying to us, and how his grace is working in our lives. Before we can speak of God, we must learn to listen to God. The retreat leader, Fr. Chris, is the assistant novice master for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph at St. Gertrude Priory, Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to this he was as a campus minister for the Aquinas House Catholic Student Center, Dartmouth College. Fr. Chris has had a variety of experiences including an 18-month missionary assignment in Kenya’s Nyanza Province. He was Chaplain of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio where he also taught philosophical bioethics, having previously served as health care chaplain and ethicist with the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, Saint Catherine of Siena Church, occasionally assisting in Catholic campus ministry at Columbia University. Prior to joining the Dominican Order in 1998, Fr. Chris served as a U.S. Army combat medic and paratrooper and later as a U.S. Navy nurse corps officer. For more information about the retreat, see here, or click here to register. Registration for the retreat ends on March 3.

Image: Lorenzo Veneziano, Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew

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