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Humor & spirituality retreat at Stella Center of Renewal

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Mon, Jul 16th 2018 07:00 am
Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal is offering a unique weekend retreat. "LIKE A KID AGAIN: A Spirituality of Childhood for Adult-Sized Living" by Fr. Hugh Burns, OP, will be held Friday dinner through Sunday lunch Aug. 3-5.
Jesus said, "Unless you become like a little child, you shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." Growing in grace means rediscovering the playfulness, trust and freedom of childhood. In a real sense, event organizers stated, holiness is "kidstuff ... Jesus said so!"
This retreat will feature five talks, including: "Are We Having Fun Yet? Playful Holiness," "Dream On: From Optimism to Christian Hope," "Naughty and Nice: Qualities of Childhood," "If You Lived Here, You'd be Home Now" and "Lighten Up: The Spirituality of Humor."
Pre-registration is required by Friday, July 20, to ensure adequate seating and meals. Late reservations are possible if space is still available. Single and double accommodations are available as well as a special commuter rate. Call the Center of Renewal at 754-7376, Ext. 2, or download the retreat flier at www.stellaniagararetreats.org.
Burns is pastor of Holy Innocents Church in Pleasantville. A published author of numerous journals and anthology essays and articles, he has been a commentator on National Public Radio and New York-area public radio since 2001, while also receiving several national awards for broadcasting. Burns has served in numerous ministries worldwide.
The Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara is sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Holy Name Province. Located at 4421 Lower River Road, the Center of Renewal is an all-in-one-building retreat house that can provide overnight retreats and conferences for close to 100 individuals, with multiple meeting rooms for groups of varying sizes. In addition, there is 100 acres-plus of tranquil, natural beauty located on the Lower Niagara River adjacent to the Stella Niagara Preserve of the Western New York Land Conservancy.

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