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An Advent silent guided weekend retreat will take place at Stella Niagara’s Center of Renewal in Lewiston. The event will run from Friday evening dinner through Sunday lunch, Dec. 3-5, and will include Advent prayers, periods of silence with moments of reflective and contemplative time, along with scheduled conferences, group sharing and prayer chants, and personal reflective questions for use all throughout Advent leading up to Christmas.
Preregistrations are due by Friday, Nov. 19, to ensure adequate seating and meals, with late reservation options possible if space is still available. Single and double accommodations are available as well as a special commuter rate. Early check-ins and/or extended retreat days may also be arranged as available. Contact the Center of Renewal at 716-754-7376, ext. 1 or 2, to preregister or request more information.
This weekend retreat will be formally guided by Sr. Marcella Kiesel, OSF, a Franciscan sister of Penance and Christian Charity for over six decades. Her ministries have included registered nursing, college teaching, rural and urban work directly with the poor, teaching English to immigrants, and directing retreats throughout the U.S., Canada, and in Tanzania, East Africa. Sister Marcella presently resides in a hermitage on campus and is also available for spiritual direction through the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara throughout the year.
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.