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Join Us For
A Fiesta of Solidarity
Dinner and Entertainment

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Doors open 6:30 PM - Dinner begins at 7:15 PM
Christ the King Parish Center
2112 S. Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith
Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children (10 and under)

Weekly Reflection - February 18, 2018

A Lenten Meditation
Sister Macrina Wiederkehr

I always leave a little pink
around the edges of my crosses
I cannot bear unbeauty
I honestly don’t know how Jesus did it!
I can hardly accept why he did it.
The why he did it always makes me feel guilty
about the pink around the edges.
During Lent, at least, I’d like to let the pink go.
I’d like to be content for forty days
with a cross that isn’t pretty.
But I am so young in my faith
and the vessel I carry this dying around in
is so fragile.
It is hard for me not to cheat a little
and search for soft, easy, pretty crosses.

Upcoming Retreat:
Seven Stages of Suffering

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Everyone experiences pain and suffering in life; it is inevitable and unavoidable. It can be physical pain and suffering from a heart attack, an accident, or emotional pain such as rejection or depression. Some people believe that pain and suffering are punishment from God for acts that were not constructive or life-giving. Very few people view pain and suffering, whether physical or emotional as positive energy than help create a better world.

Using the book SEVEN STAGES OF SUFFERING: a Spiritual Path for Transformation by Louis M. Savary and Patricia H. Berne, this Lenten program will lead one through the seven stages with an emphasis on the positive and transformative energy of suffering. We will do this through reading, reflection, prayer, sharing and journaling.

What: A series of three sessions. (Attendance at all three sessions is very important)

Where: St. Scholastica Retreat Center

When: Thursday, February 22, March 1, and March 8. Time: 9:30 - 11 am

Cost: $60.00 a registration fee of $20.00 non-refundable, non-transferable is required at time of registration.

Seven Stages of Suffering Sessions

First Session:

  • Essential Perspectives
  • Part One: Stages of Resistance
    Outer Resistance / Inner Resistance

Second Session:

  • Part Two: Stages of Transformation

Third Session:

  • Stages of Union
    Communion / Fidelity

Begins February 22, March 1, March 8, 2018 and is Presented by Sr. Rachel Dietz, OSB

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