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Understand the Power of Prayer  

Father John Russell, O.Carm., will encourage participants to better embrace the power of prayer
Father John Russell

How important is prayer in your life?

Learn how to keep prayer as the center of your life and allow it to guide you through times of happiness, difficulty and sorrow. Join the Institute for Christian Spirituality on Saturday, March 24, for a one-day retreat titled “Understanding Your Prayer Life: Obstacles, Changes, Perseverance, Love,” featuring Father John Russell, O.Carm. 

The event will take place in Lewis Hall and will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., with Mass celebrated at 9 a.m. The cost is $15, which includes lunch and is payable at the door. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please contact Deborah Kurus, Institute for Christian Spirituality, at (973) 313-6329 or e-mail

Father John Russell, O.Carm., presently serves as a professor of Christian Spirituality at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. He is also the spiritual director for the Institute for Christian Spirituality. An expert on St. Therese of Lisieux, he has written extensively for such publications as Spiritual Life, America, Downside Review and Carmelus. He has numerous cassette programs published by Alba House Communications, including “Becoming Spiritually Mature,” “A Path to a Contemplative Heart” and “A Journey with St. Therese of Lisieux: Doctor of the Church.” His tapes and booklets are available for purchase at the retreat.

This event is sponsored by the Parish Partnership Program and the STEPS Program, Institute for Christian Spirituality.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Deborah Kurus
  • (973) 313-6329
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