Senior Friars Retreat

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WINTER PARK, Fla. — There is still time to register for the 2009 Interprovincial Senior Friars Retreat: “Growing Old Grace-Fully,” a four-day event in November at San Pedro Retreat Center here.

In a recent memo from the Interprovincial Retreat Committee, chairperson Fr. Bruce Michalek, OFM, stressed that while the retreat is focused on friars aged 60 and older, “it is certainly open to friars of any age who might be caring for the more senior friars of your province.”

The retreat, sponsored by four U.S. provinces — Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist — will include presentations by Fr. Dismas Bonner, OFM, of Sacred Heart, and Fr. David Crank, OFM, of St. John the Baptist, who have expertise in counseling, spiritual direction and issues associated with aging.

Friars interested in attending the retreat can obtain registration forms through the HNP Provincial Office; contact Provincial Secretary Michael Harlan, OFM, by phone or e-mail.