News and Events

OFR - SPECIFIC EVENTS

  • Archdiocesan Celebration of Consecrated Life:  January 19,2018
  • Cardinal’s Meeting with Leadership of Religious Men and Women:  April 23, 2019
  • Archdiocesan Celebration of Religious Jubilees:  June 22, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR RELIGIOUS

JULY

11-13: Envisioning the Future of Catholic Religious Archives: A Working Conference
Boston College: http://cara-news.blogspot.com/2017/06/envisioning-future-of-catholic_19.html
For further information, contact Michael Burns: [email protected]

14-20: Franciscan Retreat (open to all): Spread Great Tablecloths: Hospitality as an Evangelical Option
The Portiuncula Center for Prayer (Frankfort, IL): www.portforprayer.org

16-24: Life Commitment Program (for those discerning or preparing for perpetual profession of vows)
Marillac Center (Leavenworth, KS): www.relforcon.org
 
20-23: Religious Brothers Conference Assembly
Bolger Center (Potomac, MD): https://www.nixmeetings.com/RBC18
 
21: Single Catholic Women 17-35 Liturgy and Luncheon for Vocational Discernment 
Little Sisters of the Poor (2325 N. Lakewood, Chicago): [email protected]

AUGUST

1-5: Silent Directed Retreat: Shape of Soul, Movement of Heart
The Portiuncula Center for Prayer (Frankfort, IL): www.portforprayer.org

2: Lectio Divina through Current Writers with Linda Clewell, Oblate of St. Benedict
6:00pm–9:00pm
Book for Lectio: The Joy of Love, Pope Francis
What does a pope know about marriage and family life? Carefully read Pope Francis’ pastoral teaching which resonates with a spirit of mercy and compassion. Share your insights with others. Register early to receive reflection questions. Fee: $15
http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar?category=retreat

6: Knit One, Pray Too! with Karen Brooke, Ann Green & Anne Johnson
9:30am–3:30pm
Seasoned knitters and novices are invited to bring their projects for a day of needlework, sharing and praying while enjoying the seasonal serenity of The Prairie. Fee: $20
http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar?category=retreat

7: Come to the Quiet: Praying in Nature with Pat Shea
9:30am–3:30pm
Praying in nature can inspire us in new ways to recognize and become one with the indwelling Divine Word of creation. Fee: $20
http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar?category=retreat

10-12: The Three Paths Retreat with Norma Roberts
Chiara Center (Springfield, IL): http://www.chiaracenter.org

11: Messages of Fatima with Fr. Jim Presta at St. Catherine Laboure Parish (Glenview)
8:00am–1:00pm includes Mass, Rosary, Presentation, Exposition and Benediction

18: Anniversary of Shrine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at St. Catherine Laboure Parish (Glenview)
11:00am Mass followed by neighborhood procession

20: The Bible's 'Sgt. Joe Friday': How Mark’s Gospel Portrays Jesus with Rev. Bob Miller with Mark Nemo
9:00am–4:00pm
Focus on Jesus presented in Mark’s Gospel, unpacking the 'wonder-working' Son of God, who calls us to become his disciples! Fee: $30
http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar?category=retreat

26: 8th Annual Spirit of the Prairie
3:00pm – 6:00pm
A spirit-filled afternoon at The Prairie: Summer Buffet ~ Spirits ~ Music ~ Art. Locally produced food, wines and beer. Local artists creating their work on-site. Music provided by quad city favorites - the Barley House Band. Go to chmiowa.org for more info and fee. (Proceeds benefit OLPR Programs)
http://www.chmiowa.org/news-and-events/calendar?category=retreat

29: CAVA Opening Gathering  

 

SEPTEMBER

13: In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World
Catholic Theological Union (7pm)
Click here for more information.

15: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Responding with Love, Mercy, and Justice
Catholic Theological Union (8:15am-1:00pm)
For more information, contact Sr. Dorothy Pagosa, SSJ-TOSF: [email protected]

OCTOBER

5-12: Silent Directed Retreat: Shape of Soul, Movement of Heart
The Portiuncula Center for Prayer (Frankfort, IL): www.portforprayer.org

Touched by the Holy Conference Retreat with Sr. Clare D’Auria, OFM
Chiara Center (Springfield, IL): http://www.chiaracenter.org

12-14: Orientation to Formation at Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL):
www.relforcon.org (for those preparing for, currently serving, and/or overseeing the formation process)

25-26: Duns Scotus Symposium: Lifelong Formation for Franciscan Men in the U.S.
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago): https://ctu.edu/event/franciscan/

25-27: A Culture of Encounter: Mission at the Heart of Our Faith in Christ (Quincy, MA)
https://uscatholicmission.org/a-culture-of-encounter

28-11/2: Fall Directed Retreat
Chiara Center (Springfield, IL): http://www.chiaracenter.org