Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will host a Silent Day of Prayer led by Mark Shea on Jan. 27 titled, “Incarnation and Evangelization: Christ’s Mysteries in Our Lives.”
According to an announcement, “The Good News of the Gospel shows us the pattern of Christ’s life as reflected in our own lives. We get to look at the faith through the lens of the story of our own lives as they replicate the Paschal Mystery (Christ’s dying and rising). This beautiful and practical analysis forms the basis of the New Evangelization (the Good News of the Gospel) which is the old evangelization ready for this new time and place.”
Shea, originally from Everett, is an author, blogger, and speaker working in the field of Roman Catholic apologetics. He has been published in the Catholic World Report, New Oxford Review, The Door, Catholic Digest, and Christianity and Literature.
The Day of Prayer begins with a Rosary at 9 a.m., includes two conferences, lunch, the sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass. The Day of Prayer will close with adoration. Cost is $38 per person and includes lunch, (or $48 which also includes use of a private room for the day). Register in advance by calling (509)448-1224 or register online at www.ihrc.net
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.