FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023
TO WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2023
About the Retreat
This retreat will be based on St. Charles the Foucauld who was canonized by Pope Francis a little over a year ago on May 15, 2022. He was brought up in a wealthy family, became a playboy, with wild parties, etc., before his conversion and then became a Trappist monk for about 11 years, and then felt called to be a hermit in the Sahara Desert in Algeria. He was martyred on December 1, 1916. He had a wonderful simplicity about him wanting to bring the presence of Jesus to everyone he met.
“CREATING A SPIRITUAL DESERT FOR GOD: Learning to Live for God Alone” is a transformative retreat designed to deepen your spiritual journey and foster a profound connection with God. Through a series of engaging talks, you will explore the limitless greatness of God, prompting you to release all that is not aligned with the divine purpose. The retreat focuses on the discipline of discipleship, encouraging honest introspection and the shedding of ego to make room for the Holy Spirit. Participants will discover the path to becoming a Universal Brother or Sister, embodying the presence of Jesus in every encounter. The culminating talk explores the concept of complete abandonment to God’s will, embracing the cross out of love for Jesus. Guided by the inspiring 15 Days of Prayer with St. Charles de Foucauld, written by Fr. Michel Lafon, this retreat promises to be a life-changing experience of spiritual growth and transformation.
THE COST OF THE RETREAT IS $255.
Refundable until two weeks prior to the event.
Arrival Monday, October 16, 2023
Registration: 10:00-11:00 am
From MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023
to WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2023
LA SALETTE RETREAT &
947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
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FR. LEO PAUL LE BLANC
Fr. Leo LeBlanc, a priest for 42 years, is from the Worcester Diocese (formerly La Salette). He received his Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from San Diego State University in 1988. He has done retreats and spiritual direction for over 20 years. He is qualified to teach Centering Prayer and well versed in Ignatian Spirituality. He has worked in jail facilities, with the homeless, and has done psychotherapy with adults and children. His psychotherapy has included groups, couples, and individuals, and he has done retreats at the now-closed Marie Joseph Retreat Center for over 15 years.