The closing of one year and the opening of another provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on what has been and what we desire to open ourselves to in the New Year. Birth, promise, hope, loss, letting go, saying good-bye. Perennial themes on the spiritual journey. We relish the time of retreat with our inspiring story-master, Fr. Joe Nassal. Take time to celebrate life with us during Advent.
Fr. Joe is a Missionary of the Precious Blood who has been engaged in retreat, renewal and reconciliation ministry since 1988. He is the author of eight books including The Conspiracy of Compassion, Rest Stops for the Soul, and Premeditated Mercy. Ordained in 1982, Fr. Joe has served in parish, justice and peace, formation, and vocation ministry for his religious community, including 24 years in leadership. Past provincial director of the Kansas City Province, Joe is presently vice-provincial director of the United States Province. He lives in Berkeley, CA where he is part of a team to establish a Mission House of Prayer for those who minister on the margins.