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April 24-26 Weekend retreat for Men and Women with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR: "Carrying Your Cross along with Christ"

WAVERLY - Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, is a member and co-founder of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen in 1967. He has been active in teaching, preaching retreats and parish missions, and in giving spiritual direction. He has produced several TV series for EWTN and written numerous books, his most recent book is Fatima for Today.

Fr. Apostoli will give a retreat for men and women Apr. 24-26 on the topic, Carrying Your Cross along with Christ. What did Jesus mean when He said, "Take up your cross and follow me"? Explore how baptism is only a beginning of one's coming to Jesus Christ for salvation and following Him. To come to Jesus Christ further means to die to self and sin and to become so desirous of Christ and His holiness that one will make any sacrifice for Him.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House offers fifty single rooms, each with a private bath, and a peaceful atmosphere of prayer and recollection, situated on a spacious acreage near Waverly, Nebraska.  Each retreat includes meditations by the retreat master, and opportunities for silence, prayer, adoration and the Sacraments.  The Retreat will begin with Rosary and Mass at 8:00 PM on Friday evening, and end with Mass on Sunday followed by lunch.

Take a tour, see the full retreat schedule, and register online: www.goodcounselretreat.com.  You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-786-2705.  Upcoming retreats include May 1-3 for Men and Women  with Msgr. John Perkinton, "Spiritual Foundations of Discipleship" and May 8-9, 2-Day for Women with Teresa Monaghen on "The Gospel of Joy for Women - In the Spirit of Pope Francis and Our Lady."

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