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.