Your directors for this seven-day retreat, Following Our Pilgrim Hearts, are Francis and Clare of Assisi. Both saints were determined to follow the Christ who spoke to Francis from the cross of San Damiano. Their mission to rebuild the church by living the gospel of Jesus was done with a passion rooted in their experience of God's ecstatic love. Through the chosen words of Francis and Clare, you will walk in their footsteps through Assisi and the Umbrian countryside, focusing on pilgrimage and retreat.
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If you are like most people, you probably believe that prayer is an exaltation, an ecstasy. Franciscan Father Murray Bodo says that for him, prayer is often more like a desert. This is the journey of prayer as he has experienced it, and as he would share it with us, especially those of us who are discouraged or desperate because we cannot pray. Or because of those deeper reasons that make prayer seem so hopeless right now. That brokenness or hurt that won’t heal. That darkness which seems too deep for any light to penetrate.