Pray With The Heart was the theme of the one day retreat led by Fr. Francis Valerio on the 29th of August 2015 at the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare. A group of 76 accepted the invitation of the Poor Clare Sisters to spend time with God’s Heart and experience his awesome love and care. The morning conferences and reflections at 10:00 am, directed towards growth in intimate relationship with God, were held in the Chapel of the Portiuncula.
Lunch was provided at the San Damiano Hall, followed by a special session and experience of healing in groups of three. More opportunities for sharing and healing took place in the chapel, and the day concluded with the Eucharistic Celebration at 5:00 pm. A love offering was available to support the mission of the Poor Clare Sisters in the Church, and for all humanity. Friends of Poor Clare Sisters headed by Connie Cosentino sponsored and organized the event. The retreat provided the opportunity to inform and invite others to be part of the Friends of Poor Clare Sisters, by sharing time, talent and treasure to support the Poor Clare call and mission of prayer.