WAVERLY (SNR) - A Regnum Christi retreat will be held Nov. 20-22 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House near Waverly. All men are invited to come to discover a mission in life and in the Church.
Father Gary Coulter, director of the retreat house, said the goal of the Regnum Christi retreat is to “bring God’s love to the retreatants, inspiring them to fall in love with Jesus Christ especially through prayer and the sacramental life, helping them come to better know the truths of the Catholic Faith and inviting them to participate actively in the evangelization of culture and society.”
The retreat is based on the classic spiritual exercises developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Retreatants meditate on the principal truths of the Christian faith with a special emphasis on following and imitating Christ. Each person is invited to have a personal encounter with Christ as they discover him in the Gospels.
The meditations will be presented by Father Joshua West, LC, and Father Matthew Summe, LC, priests from the Legionaries of Christ.
Regnum Christi, the “Kingdom of Christ,” is an apostolic movement of men and women who love Jesus Christ, His Church and souls. Members commit to live out their baptismal call to holiness and to engage in apostolic action, to establish the Kingdom of Christ in every person and in society.
The retreat starts at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 20, and Regnum Christi men are invited to come a day early, with a dinner-social Thursday evening, and a Friday day-conference before the retreat starts. The retreat is open to men of all ages, including those who are not familiar with the Regnum Christi movement.
Everyone is also invited to join the group for Sunday Mass celebrating the Feast of Christ the King Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. Those interested in attending the brunch afterward should RSVP.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House offers a peaceful 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.
The next upcoming retreat will be held Dec. 4-6 for catechists: “Receiving and Offering the Mercy of God,” with Father Andrew Heaslip.