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Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center Announces New Director

Dr. Fred Herron has been hired as the Executive Director of the Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center. Fred has been serving as the Chairperson of the Religious Studies Department at Fontebonne Hall Academy in Brooklyn. He directed religious education for the U.S. Coast Guard and assisted in the development of the adult formation program at St. Clare's parish on Staten Island. He was the director of Mount Manresa Retreat Center on Staten Island. He is also an adjunct instructor at St. John's University. He brings a wide range of experiences and knowledge to Mariandale, a sponsored ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Hope.

COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN MEETING MAY 9

Come, Co-Create a Community Garden of Hope at Mariandale. Come plant for the common good…create a home for the pollinators, bees and butterflies; grow and share fresh organic food with the Ossining Food Pantry; find joy in the quiet, reflective, outdoor environment; make new friends of people plants and critters; build community with your neighbors. Organizational meeting May 9, 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Mary De Turris Poust on May 9

BROKEN, BEAUTIFUL, BELOVED So often we imagine that in order to be loved we must become better. But what if the things we think need to be “fixed” in order to make us more lovable – flaws and weaknesses, mistakes and sins – are the very things that make us beautiful in our own way? Can we learn to see our brokenness as a beauty mark instead of a scar? During this retreat day, we’ll try to remove the filters that color our vision and see ourselves as God does - wonderfully made, imperfections and all. After a morning talk and lunch, we’ll take some quiet time for reflection, followed by a journaling exercise and a group discussion to explore the ways we can begin to see our brokenness, not as a problem to be solved, but as a truth to be honored. Presenter: Mary DeTurris Poust Saturday, May 9 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Fee: $75 – $95 (as you are able) includes lunch

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Summer Retreats 2015
Summer Retreats 2015


Winter / Spring 2015
Winter / Spring 2015