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‘Grace that Reigns’ retreat April 12-14

WAVERLY (SNR) - Internationally-known retreat directors Bishop Gilmore and Jacqueline Loh will lead a retreat at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly Palm Sunday weekend April 12-14.

The Most Reverend Ronald Gilmore is the retired (emeritus) Bishop of Dodge City, Kansas. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Wichita in 1969, he spent 47 years as priest, professor, chaplain, chancellor, vicar general, and as Bishop of Dodge City. His interests include Ignatian and Carmelite spirituality.

“He is a gifted story teller and writer whose presentation style is straightforward, poetic, and deep,” said Father Gary Coulter, director of the retreat house. “His strength lies in his ability to lead others into a simpler form of prayer.”

Jacqueline Loh, the founder of ‘Grace that Reigns’ ministry, is from Vancouver, Canada. With the charism of healing, she challenges and helps renew a sense of wonder and relationship with God that brings grace and lasting fruits. She studied scripture and evangelization at the Augustine Institute in Denver.

“Her strength lies in her ability, as an instrument, to bring healing and direction to people that is both refreshing and effective,” Father Coulter said.

Together Bishop Gilmore and Loh have authored several devotional books, including “Whispers From the Rooftops,” “Like the Dewfall” and “Another Way.”

The pair have offered their retreat experience across the United States and Canada “to help understand how the Lord comes to us every day and we miss him because we’re not used to his ways of working,” explained Bishop Gilmore.  “The retreats have been very well received for the last nine years.”

“Most people feel a sense of unworthiness when they approach God in prayer or when they are about to ask God for a favor,” Loh said. “Let’s face it, as we continue on our journey of life, it is easy to forget how special we are and what a gift we are to the world.”

‘Grace that Reigns’ is a ministry devoted to the renewal of the Church through prayer, evangelization, and healing.  See more information at GracethatReigns.com.

Prayers for spiritual, mental, and physical healing will be available on the retreat along with confessions, and the first 50 people to register will receives a free workbook.  Bishop Gilmore and Jacqueline will also give a day of reflection to all the priests of the Diocese of Lincoln before the Chrism Mass April 13.

This retreat will begin with Mass Friday at 7 p.m. and end with Sunday Mass and noon lunch.

Retreats at Good Counsel Retreat House are open to men and women of all ages. See the full schedule of retreats and register at goodcounselretreat.com or call 402-786-2705.

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