Tue, Jul 13 | Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center

Who Is St. Francis of Assisi and What Does He Teach Us Today?

Sister Kathleen Murphy, OSF, will be returning to Branches again this summer to facilitate a retreat on July 13th with a rain date of July 20th. The theme of her retreat will be “Who Is St. Francis of Assisi, and What Does He Teach Us Today?”

Time & Location

Jul 13, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center, 8251 Lower Lake Rd, Lodi, NY 14860, USA

About the Event

This retreat, “Who is Saint Francis and What Does He Teach Us Today?” is based upon a recent book of Franciscan priest, Murray Bodo, OFM, titled Surrounded by Love (Seven Teachings from Saint Francis).

The seven teachings of St. Francis, plus one on love, the teaching behind all teachings, is a simple map for living and is why St. Francis is still admired today in our fractious and divided world. When we live these teachings the result is joy and union with God, who lives with us and within all of creation.

Sister Kathleen has been a Sister of St. Francis for over sixty years. Her ministry over most of that period was in education (from a junior high teacher to a superintendent of schools). Later, she became director of a retreat house, a facilitator of retreats and a certified spiritual director.

Currently, Sister Kathleen ministers as a spiritual director and as a retreat facilitator. She has served on the Board of Directors for Branches as vice-president since the time of its foundation.

Our Time Together on Tuesday July 13, 2021  (Rain date: Tuesday July 20, 2021)

10:00  Greatings and light breakfast treats

10:45 Session 1

11:45  Quiet Time

12:45  Lunch

1:45   Session 2

2:45   Quiet Time

3:45   Closing comments and prayer

4:00   Departure

  • St. Francis of Assisi

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Lodi, NY 14860


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Lancaster NY 14086


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