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2018 Lent Retreat

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Lent Retreat 2018

Find Yourself in the Story: The Parables as Spiritual Direction
March 2-4, 2018, Mount Saint Francis, Cochrane, AB.

Lent 2018 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 and concludes on Maundy Thursday, March 29. As we do every year at this time, we invite you to deepen your experience of this holy season by joining us in spiritual retreat. WKC Teaching Pastor David Harvey and retreat host Bob Osborne team up once again, this time to consider the theme of how the parables of Jesus both find us, and direct us. Talks, guided prayers, prayer and conversation will form the essence of these very special days.  Make the investment of a weekend. You will be changed.

Mount St. Francis is a Franciscan friary and retreat center located near Cochrane, AB ( It is situated on 500 acres among the beauty of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Simple, clean rooms contain a single bed, desk, and sink. Bedding and towels are supplied. Delicious wholesome dining. Google map it at 41160 Retreat Road, Cochrane, AB, T4C 1W7.

Friday, March 2: registration/check-in at 7 pm, session at 8 pm
Saturday, March 3: meals at 8 am, noon, and 5:30 pm; sessions at 9:30 am, 1 and 7 pm
Sunday, March 4: meal at 8 am, session at 9:30 am; noon dismissal

Option 1 | Residential - the full experience includes two nights accommodation (single rooms), meals, access to friary library and grounds, and all teaching sessions.  We think this is the best option.  Early registration is $220 (if made by February 14) and $240 after.
Option 2 | Non-Residential - everything above but without the stay over.  If you absolutely must stay at home in your own bed, but want to fully participate in the weekend, the cost is $150.  We expect persons who take this option to participate in all meals and sessions.

Bookings: Register and pay online by clicking below, or by mailing a cheque to the church, or through Launa Hermann on Sundays at the Hospitality Counter at the back of our West Hall.  Please ensure you write "LENT RETREAT" on your payment envelope.

Refunds subject to $50 cancellation fee.
No refunds after February 26.

Earlier Event: March 1
Breaking Free
Later Event: March 2
Illuminate (Youth) Guys Retreat