3 Night Year End Retreat: A New Year Begins – From Gratitude to Hope
December 27 @ 6:00 pm - December 30 @ 12:00 pm$395
Directed by Fr. Peter Fink, SJ
Once again a New Year is upon us. A time to remember the gifts of the past, and to look forward in hope for the year that lies ahead. We remember with gratitude the blessings of 2019; the dreams that were realized and the dreams that were not. And we hope and pray as 2020 unfolds before us. Memory and hope, two gifts of prayer, which Ignatius follows in his Spiritual Exercises.
This is a silent retreat. Retreatants are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Fr. Peter Fink, SJ is a retreat director and spiritual advisor at Ignatius House, having arrived in August 2016. He came from St. Francis Xavier Church in New York, where he served as associate pastor for 10 years. This after 31 years as professor of theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College) teaching sacramental and liturgical theology. Degrees held: MS (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), STM (Woodstock College), and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (Emory University) in 1976. A Jesuit from the New York Province, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1969, and has presided in both the Latin and Maronite churches. Publications: Worship: Praying the Sacraments (Pastoral Press) and numerous articles. Editorships: The New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship (Liturgical Press/Glazier), and two volumes in the Alternative Futures for Worship series (Liturgical Press): IV, on Reconciliation, and VII, on Anointing of the Sick. At Ignatius House he guides weekend retreats on aspects of the Spiritual Exercises, Recovery retreats on the 12 Steps, and retreats on Mary, on Healing and Reconciliation, and on various aspects of the ministry for Priests, Deacons and Lay Ministers. He also directs longer retreats.