Join us for this wonderful morning of reflection. Advent and Christmas remind us of the mystery of the Incarnation, an event that theologians and poets have struggled to describe.
Incarnation is a mystery in the ancient sense of the word: it is something we cannot fully understand, yet it shines bright light on the world. It teaches us how to look not just at Jesus, but also at each other, and at all material things in this world.
Pope Francis reflected on the Incarnation in his message to his audience one day by asking, “Looking at Jesus’ face, what do we see?" as they gazed upon the iconic dome of the Florence Cathedral in a renaissance image of the final judgment. "Before all, the face of a God who is emptied, a God who has assumed the condition of servant, humble and obedient until death. The face of Jesus is similar to that of so many of our humiliated brothers, made slaves, emptied. God had assumed their face and that face looks to us. If we do not lower ourselves we will not see his face," said Francis. "We will not see anything of his fullness if we do not accept that God has emptied God's self."
Begin Advent on a great spiritual footing and join us for this wonderful morning of reflection on “Living the Incarnation” with our own Archbishop Bernard Hebda.
Hospitality beginat 8:30am; retreat begins at 9:00am. Please register for this event so we know how many to plan for. There is no cost to this retreat but a free will offering will be accepted.