Advent Retreat - Ora Et Labora ... et St. Nick!

Prayer & Work was the theme of AHOP's Advent Retreat, held at Christ the Reconciler last Saturday.  If you were not there and thus missed Amy's brilliant teaching ...

... you can still read her subsequent blog entry, and enjoy seeing some pictures of the activities.  Enjoy!

Prayer (the "Ora" part)

 Prayer walking on the land

Prayer walking on the land

 Examination of Conscience

Examination of Conscience

 Prayer for Maricela

Prayer for Maricela

And all the various "Laboras" ... starting with Kids Painting Christmas Wrapping Paper!

Journal Making

Jewelry Making

Crocheting

Candle Making

And a very special visit from St. Nicholas!

 St. Nick tells his story

St. Nick tells his story

 A blessing from St. Nicholas

A blessing from St. Nicholas

 Michael, Joelene & Meridian receive a blessing

Michael, Joelene & Meridian receive a blessing

 And ... St. Nicholas had bags of gold coins for every child!

And ... St. Nicholas had bags of gold coins for every child!