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TAIZE PRAYER
Advent 2017 November 29, December 6,13, 20

Come join us for an hour of music and prayer. This hour of prayer is based on the ecumenical Christian prayer. Taizé prayer uses simple chants based on the Scriptures and periods of silence in a candlelit, meditative environment to create a peaceful setting in which we can encounter the mystery of God. The music has a way of continuing our prayer in the silence of our hearts when we are resting or working even when we are unaware of it.

Rooms are available for small faith group sharing before or after prayer service. Contact office to reserve a room.

There is No Charge and no registration necessary for Taizé Prayer .

 

 


Praying with the Scriptures
Sister M. Beverly


Wednesday from 9-11AM followed by Mass and lunch:
September 7, 2017
October 5, 2017
November 9, 2017
December 7, 2017

Sr Beverly Greger of Marymount Hermitage will continue her Spiritual studies in 2017.

Take time to mark your calendars for the above dates.

 


 

NAZARETH STATIONS OF THE CROSS
By Marjorie DiLorenzo

Walking out the back door of the Nazareth Retreat Center brings a special peace.  There is a walking path that circles the back of the property and if you turn right on that path you will find yourself at the First Station of the Cross, Jesus Is Condemned.  These Stations were found in the Archives of the Diocese and we understand they had previously been in the Sacred Heart Church in Lapwai.  They were somewhat damaged so Nancy Middleton and her husband restored them beautifully. 


(Blessing of the stations)

Dave Halter and Fred DiLorenzo designed and built wood shelters to protect them from the sun and weather.  There is a solar light in the roof of each one so they are visible after dark.  Continuing on, the Stations are placed around the path.  As you walk and stop to pray along the path, you will notice the Rosary Walk that has just been beautifully updated by the Knights of Columbus to include decorative rocks with the Mysteries on them as well as benches to rest or reflect. 

Further down the path you will pass the Labyrinth.  As you walk and pray you will no doubt hear the birds and notice the squirrels that come to join you.  The pond draws ducks, geese, and you might get a glimpse of a blue heron sitting in the tree. 

Continuing to follow the path in this beautiful setting you are reminded of the suffering Christ, the pain of the Holy Women, the agony of those watching as you stop and pray at each Station.  Coming full circle you find yourself before the Fourteenth Station, Jesus Laid in the Tomb

To the left of this Station are images of Our Lady of Lourdes and Bernadette.  When using the booklet, “Praying the Stations with Mary the Mother of Jesus” by Richard Furey, we stop in front of Our Lady and pray the Fifteenth Station, Jesus is Raised From the Dead to conclude our prayerful walk. 

All are welcome to come pray the Stations of the Cross at Nazareth or spend time in any of our other prayer spaces, but we kindly ask that you call in advance of coming.  Lent is an especially meaningful time to come and enjoy Nazareth, A Place of Peace and Prayer. 

Discernment Tools for your toolbox
Kevin Laughlin

'Discernment' Models for family, business, vocation & avocation. 

This handout from a men's 2013 retreat was to support some of the Discernment ideas presented. In addition we’ve selected other “best” Discernment Models from the Church's rich traditions and other sources that we believe can be of help as you face daily decisions.

Also included in the handout is a history of the Labyrinth, one version of which is on the grounds of Nazareth.

HOW TO WALK THE LABYRINTH

There are as many ways to walk the labyrinth as there are people. Walk at your own pace, and in the spirit of the moment. You will find you may walk it in different ways at different times. It could be for fun, for peace or for healing.

NOTE: Some of the links at the end of the handout will produce a warning message about linking to another website. This is just your computer being cautious and not because the destination site is unsafe.


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