Marist faculty and staff participated in their annual retreat on Monday, November 4 at Portiuncula Center for Prayer in Frankfort.
Catechist and author Joe Paprocki was the speaker and the retreatants were challenged to think about why they work at Marist and how they share their narrative of Jesus in their lives with students. After the talk, there were options to walk the prayer labyrinth, participate in a group discussion, pray in the chapel or walk the grounds with a prayer partner.
“Today’s retreat was about what we see in the mirror that teaching holds up to our souls. It was also about knowing that we are not alone," said President Br. Hank Hammer, FMS. "There are about 150 other men and women at Marist on journeys like our own. While our journey may be different, we can still journey together and, like good travelers, give to others when they need it and receive from others when we need it."
The day concluded with mass celebrated by Fr. Ed Barrett.
Each year the faith formation committee plans a retreat and often varies the format and location. There are also smaller gatherings during the year for prayer, reflection, and faith sharing.