2-Night Retreat: God with Us: The Gift of the Incarnation
December 11 @ 4:00 pm - December 13 @ 12:00 pm$295
Christmas is a great feast and Mystery that, if we are honest, we only partially understand. The First Christmas is a great event of both concrete particularity and universal import. Christmas is not merely about some heritage or ethnic celebration. It is about humanity and the heavens. It is about us.
What was the event that the angels announced? What was revealed in the baby resting in the manger? What could be astonishing about it? What was there worth treasuring, worth pondering, and praising? Christmas speaks to our deep longing for the Divine and reveals the truth of God’s profound desire to be in relationship with us. Come and See as the shepherds and astrologers did . . . the gift of Jesus, God’s gift to us.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Rev. Joseph E. Lingan, SJ was raised in Alexandria, Va., attended Gonzaga College High School and Virginia Tech, earning a degree in Public Administration. Following his graduation, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1979. He pronounced his first vows in 1981, and continued his studies at Creighton University, St. Louis University, Weston School of Theology and Boston College. Ordained to the priesthood in 1990, he has served in the ministries of Secondary Education, Higher Education, Spiritual Formation and Vocational Development. His ministry has included serving as Rector/President of St. Michael’s Institute (Spokane, WA), Executive Assistant to the Provincial of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus (Baltimore, MD), Rector at Loyola Blakefield (Baltimore, MD), Novice Master for the Maryland, New England, and New York Provinces of the Society of Jesus (Syracuse, NY), and President of Gonzaga College High School (Washington, DC). In June of 2018, he completed a seven-year term as Rector of the Jesuit Community at Georgetown University (Washington, DC). In addition to these positions, Fr. Lingan has served as a member of several Boards of Directors.
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