Friday, October 14, 2011

Come and See

"Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, 'What are you looking for?' They said to him, 'Rabbi' (which translated means Teacher), 'where are you staying?' He said to them, 'Come, and you will see.'” John 1:38-29a

This weekend Glenmary Home Missioners is hosting another "Come and See" retreat for men who are discerning a call to religious life. Weekend retreats in the mission areas are an essential way for those who are discerning a missionary vocation to learn more about Glenmary. During the weekend, retreatants have the opportunity to meet Glenmary missioners, visit the missions and talk with local folks who live in the mission areas.

Our "Come and See" retreat is not just for people who have decided to apply to join Glenmary but is an opportunity for someone who is discerning their call to get to know the missions through a first hand experience. Like the disciples in the above scripture passage, the invitation to come and see is offered to us by God. By accepting that invitation to take the next step, we have the opportunity to further reflect on the question we often ask ourselves; "where is God is calling me to serve?"

Some of the highlights for this weekends "Come and See" retreat include visiting the following people and places:

• Glenmarian, Fr. Bruce Brylinski to discuss Hispanic Ministry in Grayson, KY
• New Hope Clinic, a free medical clinic for uninsured in Owingsville, KY
• Holly Grove and Whipple, WV to learn about the history of coal camps, companies and miners’ struggles.
• Kayford Mountain, WV to witness Mountaintop Removal and its environmental destruction.
• Mount Tabor Benedictine Monastery, Martin, KY
• Christian Appalachian Project, Haggar Hill, KY - 12th largest non-profit in the US
• St. Vincent Mission, David, KY - community programs
• Sarah’s Place a Women’s Empowerment Center
• Discussions with Glenmarians Br. David Henley and Fr. John Rausch

If you are unable to make this weekend retreat you can still contact us in order to find out when the next opportunity will be. 
phone: (513) 881-7411

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