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Recovering Origins Retreat New York City

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The Catholic Center at NYU

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Recovering Origins is a three day healing retreat for adult children of divorced or separated parents at the Catholic Center of New York University. The retreat invites participants to move through the broken image of love that appeared to them in their parents’ divorce to their deepest origin and identity as God’s beloved capable of great love. The retreat gives participants a greater understanding of the wound of divorce and the ways it affects their lives, offers advice about the difficulties concerning love and trust of others, and explains how the Catholic faith, spiritual practices, and the Sacraments are essential to self-knowledge and healing. This retreat has something for any adult child of divorce or separation no matter how much healing you have already received or need.

Topics covered, include:

  • Finding Our Deepest Identity
  • Faith and Our Relationship with God
  • Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
  • Loneliness
  • Anger and Anxiety
  • False Guilt and Shame
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Family Boundaries
  • The Christian Meaning of Suffering
  • Healing and The Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist
  • And More!

Retreat Schedule:

June 21, Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

June 22, Saturday 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (includes a light breakfast, refreshments, and dinner, but lunch is on your own); there will also be an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration.

June 23, Sunday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (includes light breakfast; lunch will be on your own); Sunday Mass will be part of the retreat.

Retreat Led by The Life-Giving Wounds Traveling Retreat Team:

Dr. Daniel Meola, Ph.D., Retreat Leader and Presenter

Daniel Meola is an adult child of divorce who earned his Ph.D. in Theology of Marriage and Family from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. While studying at the Institute, he helped faculty and other experts create Recovering Origins, a unique pastoral initiative to heal adult children of divorce. He has been leading Recovering Origins retreats since 2015 in the Archdiocese of Washington, and in 2018 he founded the Life-Giving Wounds traveling retreat team to spread Recovering Origins retreat and other ministry to adult children of divorce around the country.

Dan has over fifteen years of experience running retreats and giving presentations to various groups, including for youth, young adults, engaged couples, and families. He currently works at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. where he facilitates evangelization and catechesis events for people of all ages. He has been married to Bethany since 2011 and they have one daughter Zelie-Louise, who they welcomed into their family through the gift of adoption. Dan and Bethany live in Bowie, MD and are members of Teams of Our Lady, an international marriage apostolate.

Michael Corsini, M.T.S., Retreat Musician and Presenter

Mike is a husband and father of five. It’s this vocation that gives life to everything he does. Michael is an artist, musician, and speaker. He believes that his mission is to help people experience the powerful love of God through an authentic encounter with beauty.

Michael is a graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design and has a Master of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. He also spent five years as a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal before discerning a call to marriage.

Michael is a gifted worship leader and has led music for thousands of holy hours, masses and retreats for nearly two decades. He has worked in post-abortion healing ministry for many years, as well as many other kinds of healing retreats. Michael has recently released his second worship record and is completing a large altarpiece depicting the vision of Our Lady of Mt Carmel at Fatima. For more about Michael's music and art see www.michaelcorsini.com .

Lacy Prebula, M.T.S., Retreat Presenter

Lacy Prebula was born and raised in Hagerstown, MD. The two biggest events of her childhood were her parents' divorce when she was seven years old and her conversion to the Catholic Church during high school. She was received into the Catholic Church as a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. Lacy started working in ministry right away by volunteering for retreat teams, the RCIA team, Bible study groups, etc., and she was hooked! After college, she attended the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. During graduate school, Lacy became friends with her future husband, Tony, and they married in 2011. After graduation, Lacy became a Director of Religious Education, a position that she worked in until 2018 when she left to work at the brewery she opened with her husband Tony, named Saints Row Brewing Company. Besides working at the brewery, Lacy stays home with her daughter, Pia. Tony and Lacy are excited to have another baby on the way. Lacy credits much of the healing from her parents' divorce to her time at the John Paul II Institute and her work with the Recovering Origins retreats and Life-Giving Wounds traveling retreat team. She is honored to be on the retreat team and to have this opportunity to share Christ's healing with others.


Other Important Notes:

This is a commuter retreat to keep costs low, so please note that the $150 retreat fee does not include overnight lodging. For those who would like lodging, please see the local hotels near the retreat location.

Coffee/light refreshments and several meals are included as part of the retreat. However, lunch on Saturday and Sunday is not included and these meals will be out on your own to eat at the wonderful, nearby restaurants.

Please reserve your spot by June 20 by Noon.

Must be 18 or older to attend.

Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The retreat has sold out in the past each time we have held this retreat, so please register as soon as possible!

For more about the retreat and the Life-Giving Wounds traveling retreat team apostolate see their website: www.lifegivingwounds.org

For all other inquiries, please email the retreat organizer Robert Phillips at raphillips@gmail.com .

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