Annual JPIC Retreat Scheduled

Russel Testa Around the Province

The annual retreat for JPIC local contacts of HNP ministries is scheduled for the weekend of May 5-7. This promises to be an excellent opportunity to reenergize HNP’s JPIC ministry, and help with the 2006-7 planning of the local and Provincial strategies for JPIC ministry. There will be a particular focus on non-violent action as it relates to Franciscan peacemaking.

Each ministry of the Holy Name Province is strongly encouraged to send at least one representative from their JPIC ministry. This person is likely to be the one named as JPIC local contact, but a designee or two are most welcome if schedules do not permit for the local contact to attend. It is very important to have at least one representative from each ministry.

The retreat will be held at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center, located near Greensboro, N.C. St. Francis Springs is a wonderful secluded spot with 18 double occupancy rooms and ample meeting space in a wonderful natural setting. There is a local hotel for any overflow.

The cost is $75 for all meals, board and materials. We hope that the HNP ministry can help with the transportation costs. Transportation scholarships are available.

For more information or questions, please contact Russ Testa at (202) 541-5245 or