WAVERLY (SNR) - Father Jonathan Haschke will lead a retreat at Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly Oct. 21-23, “Praying the Mysteries of the Rosary.”
Sponsored by the Legion of Mary, this retreat will be an opportunity to go through meditations on each of the mysteries of the rosary, using sources like the 2002 letter of St. John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae and the spiritual classic “The Secret of the Rosary” by St. Louis De Montfort.
“We pray the rosary,” Father Hashke said, “but sometimes we don’t get a chance to get deeper into the meaning of the mysteries, and really make that our mediation.”
The focus of the retreat is thus to offer reflections and food for thought so that, “for those of us who have the habit of praying the rosary, we don’t want it to become just rote memorization.”
Father Haschke was an assistant pastor for six years at three Lincoln parishes: St. Teresa, Blessed Sacrament, and St. Joseph, and a teacher at Pius X High School. He is now pastor of Sacred Heart and Assumption parishes in Roseland, and teaches at St. Cecilia High School in Hastings. He is also assistant pro-life director for the Diocese of Lincoln.
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic group that assists pastors in performing spiritual works in their parishes. Legion members visit shut-ins, new-comers, lapsed Catholics, and Catholics in health care institutions, colleges, and correctional centers. They also assist with RCIA and CCD classes; maintain literature racks in parishes; and promote the rosary, Sacred Heart enthronement, perpetual Adoration, and the Miraculous Medal. They seek union with Mary and imitate her humility and faithfulness in serving Christ.
This rosary retreat at Good Counsel Retreat House in Waverly is open to men and women of all ages, including those who are not members of the Legion of Mary.
Other upcoming retreats include “Spiritual Warfare” with Father Steven Thomlison Oct. 28-30 for men and women; a Regnum Christi retreat for women, “Spiritual Exercises,” Nov. 4-6; and “Unbound” for men and women with Father K. William Holoubek, Nov. 18-20.