When we hear that something is “new and improved,” we anticipate it is better than the “old” model. But on the journey of faith, a “new creation” is the promise of transformation that comes from God’s generous grace. The call of the gospels is to become a new creation in the Risen Christ. It is the profound belief that each and every person, made in God’s image and likeness, can be restored and renewed in Christ. No matter where we are on our journey, God offers the possibility of a new beginning. This week-long contemplative retreat will explore in practical and prayerful ways what it means to become a new creation and to serve with a renewed sense of purpose and passion for life.
Joe Nassal, CPPS, is the author of eight books including The Conspiracy of Compassion, Premeditated Mercy, and Moments of Truth. A Missionary of the Precious Blood, Fr. Joe has been extensively engaged in retreat, renewal and reconciliation ministry. He was involved in establishing the Precious Blood Center for Reconciliation on the south side of Chicago, and has served in parish, justice and peace, formation, and vocation ministries, as well as serving in provincial leadership for his community. Recently he has returned to Berkeley, CA, where he is involved in establishing a Mission House of Prayer for those on the margins.