June 13, 2008
On June 13-15, 2008, Sisters Angela, Clara, Mary Thomas and Elizabeth Ann led the annual retreat for the deacon candidates of the Diocese of Amarillo.
This is an annual opportunity that the Diocese offers to the candidates of the Diaconate program, and their wives, to deepen their spiritual life and renew their zeal as they aspire to serving this Diocese as ordained ministers.
The retreat was held at Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center in Amarillo; beginning at 7 pm on Friday and ending on Sunday at noon.
As in years past, there was a Spanish track and an English track for this retreat. Sister Clara led the Spanish sessions while Sister Angela and Sisters Mary Thomas and Elizabeth Ann the English one. There were also some bilingual events, such as Praise and Worship, Rosary, and an Evening Prayer service.
The theme for this retreat was "The Church." More than a seminar on ecclesiology, the retreat was aimed at being both an on-going formation opportunity as well as a spiritual experience that would deepen the candidates' love for the Church, and encourage them in their call to service.