RAPID CITY — Bishop Steven Biegler will be at Terra Sancta Retreat Center presenting a two-day retreat titled, “The Beatitudes: Standards for Stormy Seas,” January 21-22, 2022. The retreat begins at 5:30 p.m. Mass on Friday, January 21 and includes conferences, holy hours, and reflection time, and ends with a sharing of graces at 5:15 on Saturday, January 22.
“I hope that participants will gain a deeper appreciation of the Beatitudes so that their spirituality more closely resembles Jesus’ spiritual life,” explained Bishop Biegler, Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming. “The retreat should strengthen their relationship with Christ so as to follow him more closely, to be sustained by grace and more peaceful in times of suffering, and to experience his abiding love and joy.”
“We will reflect on the Beatitudes as a description of Jesus’ spirituality, that is, how they express his relationship with the Father, his attitude toward and treatment of others, and his paschal perspective of the cross and resurrection,” Bishop Biegler wrote in the retreat description. “We will consider how the Beatitudes provide us with standards for stormy seas. By living the Beatitudes, we can navigate the trials of life and keep a paschal perspective that the Lord is with us in our suffering and leading us to unsurpassable eternal joy, which is what the word beatitude means.”
The retreat is part of the 10-year celebration for the retreat center. “Since Bishop Steven was instrumental in the start-up of Terra Sancta Retreat Center, we are very excited to have him kick-off our 10th Anniversary year of events and activities with a mini retreat on the Beatitudes in January,” said Reeny Wilson, retreat center director. “We have a blend of activities and events throughout the year that we hope everyone can participate in as we celebrate and give thanks for this gift of Terra Sancta. We pray our anniversary theme ‘Encounter Jesus. Experience His Love. Embrace His Gift.’ comes to life for each of our guests, today and always!”
Cost of the retreat is $50. For lodging, meals, and retreat registration visit http://terrasancta.org/beatitudes or call 605-716-0925.