March 12, 2021

Events Calendar

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The Coming Month - - - General - - - Retreats 

The Coming Month

March 17

Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

March 18

St. Joseph Church, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Third Thursday Adoration, interceding for women experiencing crisis pregnancy, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with Mass at 5:45 p.m.

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery and Mausoleum, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

The Third Option virtual marriage crisis/enrichment class, “Listening Beyond the Words,” 7-8 p.m., series offered most Thursdays, viewing all sessions recommended but not required, no registration needed, free. Go to carmelthirdoption.org/web, click on link at top of page. Information: carmelthirdoption.org/web, or Keith Ingram, kingram@aicinvest.com or 317-324-8446.

March 18, 25

The Eucharist, Source and Summit of Faith, through Old Testament and the Gospels, via Zoom, sponsored by St. Michael Parish, Greenfield, 1-2:30 p.m., final two of six stand-alone sessions, led by graduates of Guadalupe Bible College, free. Information and registration: Darlene Davis, ljdarlene@gmail.com.

March 19

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 316 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville. Men’s Club Annual Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., take out only, includes baked or fried fish, oysters and shrimp, two sides, adult dinners $7.50-$9.50, children’s dinners $3-$5. Information: parish.office@stanthony-clarksville.com or 812-282-2290.

March 19-20

Planned Parenthood Abortion Center, 8590 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis. Central Indiana Knights of Columbus All-Night Prayer Vigil for Life, 7 p.m. Fri.-7 a.m. Sat., all invited to come pray at any time, Stations of the Cross 7 p.m., priest-led prayer 8-9 p.m. Information: Larry Kunkel, 317-223-4892 or life@indianakofc.org.

March 19, 26

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 1530 Union Street, Indianapolis. Praying the Stations with St. John XXIII, 6:30 p.m., meditation, prayer, song. Information: 317-638-5551.

March 19, 26, April 2

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Knights of Columbus #15712, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville. Friday Night Lenten Fish Fry, Fridays during Lent and Holy Week, 5 p.m. until supplies last, includes fish sandwich, steak fries, coleslaw, dessert, $10. Information: kofc115712info@gmail.com or 317-485-5102.

March 24

Virtual Storm the Castle, sponsored by Bishop Simon Bruté Seminary, 5:30-7:30 p.m., for high school aged young men. Register: heargodscall.com. Information: 317-236-1490 or vocations@archindy.org.

March 25

The Third Option virtual marriage crisis/enrichment class, “Personality Difference,” 7-8 p.m., series offered most Thursdays through May 20, viewing all sessions recommended but not required, no registration needed, free. Go to carmelthirdoption.org/web, click on link at top of page. Information: carmelthirdoption.org/web, or Keith Ingram, kingram@aicinvest.com or 317-324-8446.

March 27

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis. Faithful Citizens Rosary Walk, 10:45-11:45 a.m., meet in front of church. Information: faithful.citizens2016@gmail.com.

April 2

Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Way of the Cross, noon. Information: 317-784-4439 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

Our Lady of the Greenwood Church, 335 S. Meridian St., Greenwood. First Friday bilingual celebration of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mass, 5:45 p.m., exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, following Mass until 9 p.m., sacrament of reconciliation available. Information: 317-750-7309, msross1@hotmail.com.

April 3

John Paul II Parish, St. Paul Chapel, 216 Schellers Ave., Sellersburg. First Saturday Marian Devotion, 8 a.m. rosary, meditation, prayer; 8:30 a.m. Mass with confessions prior. Information: 812-246-3522.

St. Michael Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. First Saturday Marian Devotional Prayer Group, Mass, devotional prayers, rosary, 8 a.m. Information: 765-647-5462.

April 7

MCL Cafeteria, 5520 Castleton Corner Lane, Indianapolis. Solo Seniors, 5 p.m., Catholic, educational, charitable and social singles—separated, widowed or divorced—age 50 and older, new members welcome, also call about regular Friday night dinner events. Information: 317-796-8605 or 317-243-0777.

April 8

The Third Option virtual marriage crisis/enrichment class, “Childhood Issues and Emotional Baggage,” 7-8 p.m., series offered most Thursdays through May 20, viewing all sessions recommended but not required, no registration needed, free. Go to carmelthirdoption.org/web, click on link at top of page. Information: carmelthirdoption.org/web, or Keith Ingram, kingram@aicinvest.com or 317-324-8446.

April 14

Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 435 W. Troy Ave., Indianapolis. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-784-4439 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

April 15

St. Joseph Church, 1401 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis. Third Thursday Adoration, interceding for women experiencing crisis pregnancy, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with Mass at 5:45 p.m.

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery and Mausoleum, 9001 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. Monthly Mass, 2 p.m. Information: 317-574-8898 or www.catholiccemeteries.cc.

The Third Option virtual marriage crisis/enrichment class, “Handling Anger Constructively,” 7-8 p.m., series offered most Thursdays through May 20, viewing all sessions recommended but not required, no registration needed, free. Go to carmelthirdoption.org/web, click on link at top of page. Information: carmelthirdoption.org/web, or Keith Ingram, kingram@aicinvest.com or 317-324-8446.

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General Announcements 

Send a card to a religious sister who is living in self-quarantine

Due to efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many non-cloistered religious sisters in the archdiocese have remained isolated in self-quarantine at their order’s motherhouse or monastery for nearly a year.

Many of these women have served for years, even decades, in the archdiocese and elsewhere as teachers, administrators, health care providers, parish life coordinators and more.

To thank them for their service and to brighten their day, Catholics of central and southern Indiana are invited to send a note or a card to a religious sister at one of the three non-cloistered motherhouses and monasteries located in the archdiocese:

• Sisters of St. Benedict: Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN, 46107-1197. For names and photos of the sisters, go to www.benedictine.com/meet-our-sisters.

• Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis: Convent of the Immaculate Conception, 22143 Main St., P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036-0100.

• Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN, 47876. For names and photos of the sisters, go to cutt.ly/SMOTWSisters. †

 

Former abortion doctor to speak at Indy 40 Days for Life closing rally

Former abortionist Dr. Haywood Robinson, now a staunch pro-life advocate, will speak at the Indianapolis 40 Days for Life closing rally on the public right of way in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 8590 Georgetown Road, in Indianapolis, at noon on March 26.

Robinson performed abortions for three years before a conversion experience revealed to him the truth about abortion. He has been involved in 40 Days for Life since its inception in 2004.

Participants are invited to bring items to support the rally’s sponsor, Great Lakes Gabriel Project. Items requested include gently used cribs (no drop-side) and crib mattresses and bedding, bassinets, playpens, breast pumps, strollers, highchairs, baby clothes up to size 2T, blankets, towels and baby toys. The following items are welcome—only if new: car seats, bottles and bottle accessories, and pacifiers, diapers in all sizes, and baby wipes. Financial donations are also welcome online at www.glproject.org.

Parking for the closing rally is available along Georgetown Road south of the Planned Parenthood facility. Do not park in the business complex or Women’s Care Center lots.

 

Common Threads to sponsor clothing event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish

Common Threads, the capstone project of a senior in the San Damiano Scholarship Program for Church Leadership through Marian University in Indianapolis, is sponsoring a clothing redistribution event at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 3354 W. 30th St., in Indianapolis, on March 14 and 28 from noon-4 p.m. and on March 22 from 6-8:30 p.m.

The project currently has an inventory of more than 700 items, primarily professional and seasonal, to be offered for free at the event.

Common Threads gathers new and gently used professional, casual and seasonal wear for men, women and children. Currently most in need are high-quality children’s items, but potential donors are encouraged to inquire first by e-mail to verify what types of clothing are currently in demand.

For more information, e-mail commonthreads15@gmail.com.

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Retreats and Programs

March 17, 24

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Pump House Studio, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Watercolor 101, Wednesdays 9:30-1:30 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m., learn basic watercolor techniques from Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen, open to all levels, bring watercolor paper, easels and drawing tables provided, watercolors available for purchase, $20 per session. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

March 18

Scriptures of Lent/Spring virtual study via Zoom, fifth of six stand-alone sessions (March 25), offered by Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 6:15-7:45 p.m., $5 per session, register by March 15. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, www.spsmw.org/event.

Lenten I AM Series: I AM the Good Shepherd, via Zoom, third of four stand-alone sessions (March 25), offered by Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Franciscan Sister Delouise Menges presenting, $15. Information and registration: center@oldenburgosf.com or oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs.html.

Lenten Letting Go Series, on Zoom, fifth of six stand-alone sessions (March 25), sponsored by Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., Judy Ribar presenting, $100 for six sessions or $20 per individual session. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

March 19-21

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Sacred Rhythms of Prayer, 9 a.m. Fri. - 1 p.m. Sun., Benedictine Sister Carol Falkner and Patty Moor facilitating, $250 includes room and meals. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center, 5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis. On the Way to the Tomb, 7 p.m. Fri.-1 p.m. Sun., Father Jim Farrell presenting, $200 per person, $400 per married couple, includes program, five meals, snacks, two overnight stays in private guestroom with private bathroom. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

March 23

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Combating Racism: A Spiritual Journey, fifth of six stand-alone sessions (March 30), 7-8:30 p.m., Mary Beth Riner presenting, $25. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

March 25

Scriptures of Lent/Spring virtual study via Zoom, sixth of six stand-alone sessions, offered by Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 6:15-7:45 p.m., $5/session, register by March 22. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, www.spsmw.org/event.

Lenten Letting Go Series, on Zoom, last of six stand-alone sessions, sponsored by Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., Judy Ribar presenting, $20. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

Lenten I AM Series: I AM the Resurrection and the Life, via Zoom, last of four stand-alone sessions, offered by Oldenburg Franciscan Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dr. Jennifer Profitt presenting, $15. Information and registration: center@oldenburgosf.com or oldenburgfranciscancenter.org/programs.html.

March 26

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Painting with Padre, last Friday monthly through May, doors open 5:30 p.m., painting instruction from Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen 6-9 p.m., subject matter changes monthly, cheese and light snacks, bring your own beverage, $40 per session. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

March 26-28

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center, 5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis. Walking with Christ, 7 p.m. Fri.-1 p.m. Sun., Father Steve Banet presenting, $200 per person, $400 per married couple, includes program, five meals, snacks and two overnight stays in private guestroom with private bathroom. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

March 27

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. “One, the Cross that We Share:” Preparing for Holy Week, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen presenter, $50 includes lunch. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

March 28

Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, Foley Room, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Labyrinth Walking: An Ancient Tool for a New Time, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $10, register by March 25, limited spaces available. Information, registration: 812-535-2952, provctr@spsmw.org, www.spsmw.org/event

March 30

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Combating Racism: A Spiritual Journey, sixth of six stand-alone sessions, 7-8:30 p.m., Mary Beth Riner presenting, $25. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

March 30-April 1

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center, 5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis. Holy Week Days of Silence, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 per day, includes room, continental breakfast, lunch and use of the common areas and grounds, overnight stays available for additional $28 per person, dinner additional $9. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

April 1-4

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Triduum Retreat, 4:30 p.m. Thurs. - 1 p.m. Sun., includes room and meals, $350. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

April 2

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Good Friday Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., includes private room for the day and lunch, $40. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

Way of the Cross for Justice on Zoom, Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free, request booklet by April 1 from jfrost@spsmw.org. Information: 812-535-2952, www.spsmw.org/event.

April 6

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Benedictine Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., first of four stand-alone sessions (April 13, 20 and 27), Benedictine Sister Kathleen Yeadon presenting, $90 for series, $25 per session. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

April 7-June 2

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Plein Air Classes: Painting the Springtim Landscape, Wednesdays 9:30-1:30 a.m. or 5-7 p.m., learn outdoor painting techniques from Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen, open to all levels, bring paints, canvases and brushes; chairs, easels and drawing tables provided, $25 per session. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

April 10

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. A Day (or Weekend) of Peace, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Judy Ribar facilitator, $50 includes lunch, $75 additional for overnight and one meal. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

April 13

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Benedictine Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., second of four stand-alone sessions (April 13, 20 and 27), Benedictine Sister Julie Sewell presenting, $25 per session. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

April 16-18

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Being at Home as a Young Adult in the Church, retreat for young adults, Benedictine Brother Simon Herrmann presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

April 17

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Pilgrimage at the Mount, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen, presenter, $50 includes lunch. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

April 20

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Benedictine Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., third of four stand-alone sessions (April 13, 20 and 27), Benedictine Sister Carol Falkner presenting, $25 per session. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

April 23-25

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Lectio Divina: Praying with the Bible, Benedictine Father Adrian Burke presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

April 24

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Wisdom of the Second Half of Life, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Judy Ribar presenter, $50, $75 additional for overnight and one meal. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

April 26-30

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. A Conversation with St. Paul Regarding the Trials of Pastoral Ministry, retreat for priests, Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell presenting, $465 single. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

April 27

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Benedictine Spirituality, 7-8:30 p.m., third of four stand-alone sessions (April 13, 20 and 27), Benedictine Sister Antoinette Purcell presenting, $25 per session. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

April 30

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Painting with Padre, last Friday monthly through May, doors open 5:30 p.m., painting instruction from Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen 6-9 p.m., subject matter changes monthly, cheese and light snacks, bring your own beverage, $40 per session. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

April 30-May 2

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Beauty as a Pathway to God: Religious Art and Symbol in the Spiritual Life, Benedictine Brother Martin Erspamer presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center, 5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis. TOBIT Marriage Preparation Weekend, 7 p.m. Fri.-11:45 a.m. Sun., for engaged couples only, includes materials, meals, snacks, presentations and separate overnight accommodations, $298 per couple. Registration: cutt.ly/TOBITRetreat or 317-545-7681, must also complete “Tobit Required Info Sheet” at cutt.ly/TOBITForm and email to jburger@archindy.org. Information on program: www.archindy.org/fatima, 317-545-7681 x. 106 or cmcsweeney@archindy.org.

May 8

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. A Day with Mary, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Judy Ribar presenter, $50 includes box lunch. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

May 11

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Personal Day of Retreat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., includes private room for the day and lunch, $40, spiritual direction for additional fee of $30 (must be scheduled in advance). Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

May 13

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Peace and Nature Garden Walk, 7-8:30 p.m., Benedictine Sister Angela Jarboe presenting, free will contribution. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

May 14-16

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Delightful Duccio: An Artist Retreat, part of a series of artist retreats (Michelangelo, Raphael, Fra. Angelico, Van Gogh), Benedictine Father Noël Mueller presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

May 15

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove. Blessed Mother’s Beads, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., history of the rosary, rosary creation, Benedictine Sister Nicolette Etienne and Kathy Willis facilitating, includes supplies and lunch, $60, limit 20 participants, early registration recommended. Registration: www.benedictinn.org/retreats-programs. Information: benedictinn@benedictinn.org, 317-788-7581.

May 17

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center, 5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis. Day of Silence, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $35 per day, includes room, continental breakfast, lunch and use of the common areas and grounds, overnight stays available for additional $28 per person, dinner additional $9. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

May 18-20

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Peace, the Benedictine Way, retreat on rule of St. Benedict in everyday life, Benedictine Brother Maurus Zoeller presenting, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

May 21-23

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guesthouse, 100 Hill Dr., St. Meinrad. Music for the End of Time, includes live and recorded concerts, Benedictine Father Jeremy King facilitating, $255 single, $425 double. Registration: saintmeinrad.org/retreats.

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center, 5353 East 56th St., Indianapolis. The Way, 7 p.m. Fri.-1 p.m. Sun., healing retreat for male survivors of abuse, Carla Hill, archdiocesan victims assistance coordinator, and Sue Stubbs, Director Victim Assistance Program for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, presenting, max of 15 people, $200 per person, includes program, five meals, snacks, two overnight stays in private guestroom with private bathroom. Registration: www.archindy.org/fatima, 317-545-7681 or jburger@archindy.org.

May 28

Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., Mt. St. Francis. Painting with Padre, last Friday monthly through May, doors open 5:30 p.m., painting instruction from Conventual Franciscan Father Vincent Petersen 6-9 p.m., subject matter changes monthly, cheese and light snacks, bring your own beverage, $40 per session. Registration: mountsaintfrancis.org/retreats or 812-923-8817.

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