Journeying Home to Bethlehem Virtual Retreat | December 4, 2020 | Father John Henry Hanson, O. Praem.

Paid Virtual Retreat, Sign up by Friday, December 4th, 9:30 AM PST

As we enter the Advent season, follow the Holy Family in their preparation for making a home not built of stone and mortar but of hearts open and welcoming the “peregrino” pair. “Journey Home to Bethlehem” on this Virtual Retreat led by Fr. John Henry Hanson, O.Praem. He’ll use reflections based on his recently published book, Home Again, where Bethlehem is seen as a place we return to each year to learn again what it means to be a child of God. You’ll receive on demand video conferences, suggested prayer resources, and an opportunity to be accompanied by the Carmelite Sisters throughout the weekend on Zoom.

About Father John Henry Hanson
Father John Henry Hanson, O. Praem., is a Norbertine priest of St Michael’s Abbey in Silverado, California. He entered the community in 1995, earned his STB and Masters in Theology at the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. Currently, he is a formator in his community’s seminary, preaches retreats, is chaplain to several communities of women religious, and serves Armenian rite Catholics at the Cathedral of St Gregory the Illuminator in Glendale, California. He is the author of Praying from the Depths of the Psalms (Scepter Publishers 2019) and Home Again: A Prayerful Rediscovery of your Catholic Faith (Scepter 2020).

Some books that Father wrote:
Praying from the Depths
Home Again

Retreat Schedule:
This is a suggested retreat schedule.  Feel free to listen at your own pace as the conferences will remain accessible to you so long as you keep the links.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Before beginning retreat | Welcome from the Carmelite Sisters
3:00 PM [PST] | Zoom Meeting with the Carmelite Sisters – Introductions, Virtual Retreat Tips [1 hour]
5:00 PM [Your Time] | Stations of the Cross
7:00 PM [Your time] | Conference 1 [~30 min]
8:00 PM [Your time] | Night Prayer with the Carmelite Sisters

Saturday, December 5, 2020
9:00 AM Your Time | Conference 2 [~30 min]
10:00 AM Your Time | Rosary by the Carmelite Sisters
1:00 PM [PST] | Zoom Meeting with the Carmelite Sisters – Virtual Retreat Touch Base, Staying on Course, Q&A [1 hour]
5:00 PM Your Time | Conference 3 [~30 min]
7:00 PM Your Time | Conference 4 [~30 min]
8:00 PM your time | Night Prayer with the Carmelite Sisterss

Sunday, December 6, 2020
9:00 AM [Your Time] |
Conference 5 [~30 min]
Holy Mass livestream –
see Facebook LiveStream Schedule
3:00 PM [PST] |
Zoom Meeting with the Carmelite Sisters – Virtual Retreat Goodbye, Tips going forward [1 hour]
7:00 PM [Your Time] |
Post Retreat Follow up, Evaluation survey, and Staying Connected


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