Contemplation in Action Retreat
Grant Success to the Work of Our Hands
This cost-free retreat enables participants, embraced by an atmosphere of contemplation and quiet awareness, to be entrusted each day with tasks to perform either alone or in collaborative groups for the physical improvement of the facilities and grounds of the Retreat Center. After a day’s labor (with breaks, of course!)
Father Mike will refresh retreatants with a spiritual talk related to a facet of work. Sacred Scripture and Church Traditions provide a rich forum for understanding the nature of God’s creation, human collaboration, and the working role of a believing people. Bring your work gear and an open heart as God grants success to the work of our hands! Some of these activities are strenuous and may require strength and lifting. Call 509-448-1224 to register or register through Email.
Bio – Father Michael Savelesky
Father Michael Savelesky was ordained to the diaconate on March 30, 1972, and ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Spokane on Aug. 4, 1973. He completed his theology studies at the American College in Louvain, Belgium, where he received a PhD in religious studies, with emphasis on the study of morality.
He served in several parishes of the diocese and has also held a number of administrative positions in the diocese, He directed the formation process for classes of permanent deacons for the diocese, and also has taught as an adjunct assistant professor at Gonzaga University.
Father, now retired, was named Moderator of the Curia of the diocese in 2011, Vicar General for Internal Matters in 2014, and after Bishop (now Cardinal) Blase Cupich was named to the Chicago Archdiocese, he was elected Diocesan Administrator, serving until Bishop Thomas Daly was installed May 2015.