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Weekend with Melannie Svoboda

“Our spirituality, if it is healthy, will do more than merely console us; it will challenge us. ”

- Melannie Svoboda

Christians are called to be people of hope.  But how do we do this amid the difficulties and challenges of our world and our personal lives? 

This weekend retreat explores the nature of Christian hope and its relation to faith, love, and courage.  It also suggests ways we can nourish hope in our lives.  Using scripture, music, short videos, stories, sharing, and humor, Melannie hopes to lead us deeper into the Mystery of God, the ultimate source of our hope.

Friday, October 26, to Sunday,  October 28, 2018
The retreat begins at 6:30pm and concludes with the noon meal on Sunday.
Cost of $255 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations, and meals.

Extended weekend option:  Cost of $295 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, Thursday evening presentation and overnight accommodations, breakfast and noon meal on Friday, and Weekend Retreat.



Retreat leader and author Melannie Svoboda, SND, has ministered in educational and religious settings.  Among the periodicals in which her writing has appeared are America, Catholic Digest, and National Catholic Reporter.  She has authored numerous books, including Hanging Onto Hope; Traits of a Healthy Spirituality; When the Rain Speaks: Celebrating God’s Presence in Nature; With the Dawn Rejoicing: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering; Just Because; When the Blue Heron Flies; and Gospels on the Go.  Her blog is entitled “Sunflower Seeds: Celebrating Everyday Spirituality.”


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Hanging onto Hope Weekend

$50.00 deposit required

Extended Weekend with Melannie Svoboda

$50.00 deposit required
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