Encounter with Silence week long silent retreat with Michael Hugo.

Sunday July 13, 2008 at 6:00 PM until Sunday July 20, 2008 at noon.

The Franciscan Center, Andover, Massachusetts.

$450.00 all meals included

Jo Massarelli (508/612.7254, jo@srvip.org)
Christine Lavallee (508/410.7257, peachlavee@yahoo.com)

To Register
Please make out a check to “CVBT” and send to 15 Oxford Street, Worcester, MA 01609, by June 30, 2008. Include your name, address and telephone number. Confirmation letters will be sent.

“Truth must bear fruit in love, and love must proceed from truth.”

These words of the late Father John J. Hugo crystallize the completeness of Christianity that the
Encounter with Silence Retreat memorably conveys.

The Retreat became a marker of profound change for thousands of people over the past 75 years; six days of silence in which to realize the love of Christ and the demands of His Gospel. Perhaps the most famous lover of the Retreat is the Servant of God Dorothy Day. She made the retreat over 20 times and wrote of it often. The retreat creates a spiritual hothouse of strict silence, profound prayer and Holy Mass. It then plants the seed of conversion by showing that Christ’s teaching must radically change our lives, and especially our mentality: Christianity demands more than respectability and natural virtue. Christians are called to holiness and perfection. It boldly challenges the purely human thinking of our times with divine truth. It converts the already Christianized.

Join us in holy silence and be transformed, so that the Church and Her saints can transform the world.

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