Advent Guard of the Heart

November 25-27, 2016

Registration fee is $175
Print a registration form (pdf)

Then God said: Let there be light… and this life was the light of the human race.

In the Old Testament, light is a manifestation of God’s presence in the world as distinct from darkness and chaos. Jesus Christ is the life that manifests God’s presence in the world. In nature the days of Advent are marked by progressively greater darkness up until the birth of the Savior. His life enlightens humanity on their way to God. It does this by showing us the true and intrinsic value of all we encounter. The light shines in the heart and from there we become light to others.

In this silent retreat we will consider Jesus as the light revealing what matters most; the light promised throughout the Old Testament. He comes to us gradually “like the dawn from on high.” 

The retreat will begin with Vespers on Friday evening at 5:30 and conclude by 10:30 on Sunday morning with a closing blessing. 

To request a registration form, contact the Retreat Director at New Melleray Abbey by phoning (563) 588-2319 or print and send a copy of the Registration Form (pdf) along with your check to:

Advent Guard of the Heart
C/O Retreat Director
New Melleray Abbey
6632 Melleray Circle
Peosta, IA 52068

Overnight participant: full payment of $175
Commuter Fee: $85
Room deposit of $20 (to be applied to registration fee upon arrival)