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Iconography Retreat

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in News

Iconography Retreat

February 4 – 8 was our annual Iconography Retreat led by Father Damian Higgins. Blessed by good weather this year (unlike last year!) , twelve enthusiastic iconographers gathered to learn more about icons and create their own to take home. The days included talks on the history and symbolism of this prayer form as well as an opportunity to experience an Eastern Rite liturgy and...

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December at the Oratory

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in News

December at the Oratory

The first weekend in December saw the return of an enthusiastic group of women for the second of a three-part series, Discovering God Anew: Women in Dialogue with God.  The focus was on different ways of praying, including art, color and movement.  The community of women prayed and celebrated together … and are already looking forward to the third retreat weekend in March!  By the way...

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Discovering God Anew: Women in Dialogue with God

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in News

Discovering God Anew: Women in Dialogue with God

On September 19th and 20th, 25 women from North and South Carolina came together for a retreat experience, Discovering God Anew: Women in Dialogue with God.  Led by Susan Schorsten and Gay Rowzie, Humility of Mary Sisters from Ohio, it was a Spirit-filled weekend, with opportunities for prayer, quiet reflection and sharing.  A community of women together on their faith journey was formed and...

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Summer Bible Insitute

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 in News

The annual SUMMER BIBLE INSTITUTE took place July 13-18, 2014. Close to 40 people attended the various sessions throughout the week. The evening Old Testament sessions on the Prophets were led by Carol Dempsey, a Dominican Sister who teaches at Portland University and has written extensively on Old Testament topics. In the mornings Elliott Maloney, a Benedictine Brother and teacher at Saint...

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Vision of Faith 2014

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 in News

Vision of Faith 2014

The annual VISIONS IN FAITH program took place at the Oratory June 15-18,2014.  About 30 people participated in this 25th year of the program, coming from North and South Carolina and even New Jersey!  The four day program was led by Alice Camille and entitled, Keeping It Real in the Realm of Religion.  Through visual images and connections to the seven sacraments of the Church, topics such as...

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March at the Oratory

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in News

March at the Oratory

March Update. March was a busy, snowless month for the Center. Father, Pat Earl, SJ, pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Charlotte gave a presentation on Ignatian Spirituality including the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.Some of the participants have done the Exercises and presented Fr. Pat with some good questions. Kathleen Ciani lead a Lenten reflection with a focus on St....

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