All are invited to attend Rediscovering Fortitude: Courage for Uncertain Times, a Ministry of Mercy online retreat on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. The retreat will be led by Dr. Mary Carter, a pastoral theologian and dedicated teacher. Registration is free and a secure Zoom link will be sent to all registrants shortly before the event.
Life is beautiful, and life is hard. Both are true, and we have seen both in these past few months. Pope Francis calls us to explore the “creativity of love” during uncertain times. The virtue of fortitude, a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to make small courageous steps toward love, even in the most difficult situations. Come and reflect with us on how fortitude can help us personally and communally to courageously move in the direction of love.
More on Retreat Presenter Dr. Mary Carter:
She is a pastoral theologian and a dedicated teacher who has taught at the university level for the past 25 years. Mary’s research and teaching interests are in practical theology, especially in the “translation” of theological concepts that seem obscure into “ordinary” language so that theological thought and reflection not be elitist, but for all. This is lived out in her work on the Catholic identity of Catholic institutions, working over the past fifteen years leading a legacy formation program for Catholic healthcare. As director of the RCIA in a local parish, she is also keenly aware of the issues of both pastoral care and adult religious education which inform and ground her teaching and retreat work. She is a sought after retreat leader, speaker, and teacher for her practical wisdom and engaging presentation.