Negotiating Our Dual Citizenship: The Spirituality of Mark’s Gospel: October 31-November 3, 2024

Location: The Monastery in Cambridge
Thursday 5:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm, October 31- November 3, 2024
Leader: Br. David Vryhof

Jesus lived in a matrix of vying political powers – religious factions and the oppressing occupation of the Roman Empire. Jesus was very politically savvy when he proclaimed, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near.” How do we negotiate our “dual citizenship” in our own day as we live amidst such competing, sometimes acrimonious political rivalries? We will draw upon the Gospel of Mark and how it informs and inspires us to live hopefully, faithfully, and powerfully in our own day.


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$465.00 per person for this program retreat
$225.00 for students/young adults

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Thank you for making a request to join us at our program retreat: Negotiating Our Dual Citizenship: The Spirituality of Mark’s Gospel with Br. David Vryhof  at the Guesthouse in Cambridge during the week: 
Thursday October 31 to Sunday November 3, 2024.
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