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Weekend retreat Feb. 13-15

Weekend retreat Feb. 13-15 with Fr. Steve Thomlison:
‘Angels and Demons: Spiritual Warfare and Discernment’

LINCOLN (SNR) - Men and women desiring to get a “jump start” before Lent are invited to a weekend retreat Feb. 13-15 with Father Steven Thomlison.

Entitled “Angels and Demons: Spiritual Warfare and Discernment,” the retreat will be an opportunity to examine the role of angels in daily life, and the ways people guard against temptations from fallen angels. The retreat will instruct participants how to use principles of discernment to see how good angels will prompt toward doing good, and how Satan tries to tempt and deceive.

Father Thomlison likens Lent to a time of spring training or spiritual boot camp, a chance to “trim away the fat and circumcise the heart so we are ready to run the race, or in this case, to fight the battle.”

Father Thomlison is pastor at St. Stephen Parish in Exeter and St. Wenceslaus in Milligan. He is also chaplain for both the Nebraska Army National Guard and the Nebraska State Patrol. See him on Facebook at facebook.com/fr.thomlison.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House offers an atmosphere of prayer and recollection, situated on an acreage near Waverly.  The facility 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. Retreats typically begin with a rosary and Mass at 8 p.m. on Friday, and end with Mass on Sunday, followed by lunch.

To take a tour, see the full retreat schedule, or register online, visit: www.goodcounselretreat.com, e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-786-2705. 

Upcoming Lenten retreats include “Friends of the Cross” Feb. 27-March 1 for men and women with Father Mark Cyza, and “A Man after God’s own Heart” Mar. 13-15 for men with Father Troy Schweiger.

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