Spirituality of Stewardship Retreats with Fr. Mahan

Do you understand what stewardship is all about? Do you wish to have a deeper understanding regarding stewardship and how it is closely linked to your personal relationship with Jesus? Do you want to have a better appreciation of the gifts that you have received and how you can use these resources to give back to God and to others?

If you answered “yes” to any of the previous questions, you may want to take some time off and do some soul-searching by attending a Spirituality of Stewardship retreat with Fr. Mahan. Fr. Daniel Mahan is the Director of Formation for the International Catholic Stewardship Council. He is also the author of the book More than Silver or Gold: Homilies of a Stewardship Priest.

Schedules of the Retreats are as follows:

Luzon: Tagaytay City, August 13-15, 2007 (Carmelite Missionaries Center of Spirituality)
Visayas: Cebu City, November 27-29, 2007 (Talavera House of Prayer)
Mindanao: Davao City, December 4-6, 2007 (Rivier Retreat House)

For reservations and inquiries, you may contact Carlo or Christi in Metro Manila, Philippines at (02) 921 3984 or (02) 922 0011. You may also e-mail them at cci@claret.org

The Luzon retreat will start at 6:30am in the morning on August 13, 2007. Claretian will provide buses on August 12, 2007 for a fee of P200 per head (round trip). This will leave the meeting place in Quezon City at about 1:30pm on Sunday, August 12. The bus is expected to be back in Quezon City by about 4pm on August 15.

The fee for the Luzon retreat is P4,000, broken down into P1,800 for the retreat fee and P2,200 for accommodations, etc. The fee includes your stay in the retreat house and all meals. For those who will reserve before June 30, 2007, there will be a 25% discount on the P1,800. Deadline for regular reservations for the Luzon retreat is July 31. Deadlines for regular registration for the Visayas and Mindanao retreats are October 31 and November 30, 2007, respectively.

For the Tagaytay retreat, beddings and towels will be provided. Participants only need to bring their toiletries and personal effects. As for the other retreat venues, please inquire directly with the retreat organizers.

So, now may be a good time to get away and take stock of all the blessings that you have received throughout your life. The retreat may just be the tool that you need to direct you so that you may be a greater blessing to people around you.

4 Responses to “Spirituality of Stewardship Retreats with Fr. Mahan”

  1. on 06 Sep 2007 at 8:38 am Sr. Tessie Buen, RMICM

    Surely It was a Spirit-filled series of retreats!

    Our bus arived around 4pm, in Tagaytay. It was as beautiful sunny afternoon, at the porch, were the Claretian Publications staff busy giving us our ID’s and seminar kits. As i entered the entrance I was surprised and delighted to see our Speaker Fr. Daniel Mahan welcoming the participants, surprised because of his humble gesture. I had attended many seminars and retreats, but this was the first time that i experienced being welcomed by the speaker himself, and a celebrity speaker at that!

    The series of retreats was very formative and very inspiring, for those who have not attended this seminar/retreat, you still have a chance to do it in Cebu and in Davao. His talks are very different in approach really, he has proven that Stewardship is a way of holiness more than anything else, it is a way of living with fellow Christians sharing all that we are and all that we have. If all parish priests could attend his talks, our parishes will have new life, will be revitalized.

    God bless Fr. Mahan and the Claretian Publications for having initiated this very important series of retreats.

    Sr. Tessie Buen, Claretian Sister
    Sanville, Quezon City
    Sept. 5, 2007

    From Angel: Hi Sister Tessie. Thanks for dropping by and taking time to comment. I hope more people will find the time to attend the Cebu and Davao retreats.

  2. on 07 Sep 2007 at 3:33 pm Sr. Ma. Corazon P. Agoncillo, RVM

    The retreat – seminar gave me a wider and deeper meaning of stewardship , i.e., as a way of life, a paradigm of leadership snd a strategy for social change. It led me to evaluate my own stewardship : as a religious sister and superior, as an administrator, as a formator.
    What is its most striking challenge to me? To dwell on the talent / goodness of the person rather than fix the weakness. Indeed, the retreat – seminar made a great sense! I’m so blessed and am grateful to have attended it.

    Sr. Ma. Corazon P. Agoncillo, RVM

    From Angel: Hi Sister. Thanks for dropping by and for taking time to comment. The retreat was truly an eye-opener for all of us who attended. We were all indeed blessed for having been there.

  3. on 25 Jan 2010 at 7:51 pm Dawn Panares- Eduave

    Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

    I just read the above article today. I would very much like to get in touch with Sr. Corazon Agoncillo, RVM. She was my teacher in high school and I have not seen her for decades. It would wonderful to see her again.

    Thank you very much!

    Respectfully yours,

    dawn.eduave @gmail.com

  4. on 28 Nov 2010 at 12:50 am Amy Padilla

    This message is for Sr.Cora Agoncillo. I was one of her students in St. Mary’s College Quezon City, around 1974-1978. If I’m not mistaken , she was my Religion teacher in 2nd year HS . Around that era, Sr. Florita RVM was also teaching one of Sr.Cora’s co teachers.

    HELLO SR. CORA !!!!
    I hope you still remember me… looking forward to hear from you.

    Amy Padilla

    Thank you for posting / forwarding this message