(SNR) - All men and women who want to grow spiritually through silence, prayer, conferences and spiritual guidance, and learn about the holy angels and their ministry are welcome to the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum retreat at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House Thursday evening, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 21, ending with lunch.
Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, the Work of the Holy Angels, is an international movement within the Catholic Church faithful to the Magisterium. Its mission is to promote devotion to the holy angels and a covenant bond with them through a consecration which was approved by the Holy See in 2000, so that the holy angels may lead us more effectively to God. The Work is under the overall direction of the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross.
Through retreats and parish missions, the priests of the Opus Sanctorum Angelorum lead the faithful to a more conscious collaboration with the holy angels in daily life for their own personal sanctification, the salvation of souls and the sanctification of priests. The Work also sponsors the “Crusade for Priests” program through which the faithful can spiritually adopt a bishop, priest or seminarian, to pray for them to have the strength to fulfill their ministry. For more information about Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, its mission, spirituality and the Crusade for Priests program, visit: www.opusangelorum.org.
Father Wolfgang Seitz, OCR, will preach this year’s retreat. Originally from Germany, he is a member of the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross, and the Superior of the Community in Detroit and the national director of Opus Angelorum. He studied at the seminary of the Order in Anapolis, Brazil. He was ordained a priest in 2002 and since has been giving retreats and conferences throughout the United States.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House near Waverly includes 50 single rooms, each with a private bath. Each retreat includes meditations by the retreat master, and opportunities for silence, prayer, Adoration and the sacraments. Upcoming retreats include: a retreat in Vietnamese Sept. 26-28; a women’s retreat on the Kingdom of Christ (Regnum Christi) Oct. 3-5; a weekend retreat for men and women with Father Jeremy Hazuka: “Mary and the Laity’s Call to Holiness” Oct. 10-12.
Register online and see the full schedule of retreats at www.goodcounselretreat.com.