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Day of Prayer to Focus on Mary’s Discipleship Example

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will host a Day of Prayer entitled, “Mary, Model of Perfect Discipleship,” led by the Rev. Jeff Lewis, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lewis will explore the Gospel scenes of the Annunciation, the Visitation and the Nativity.  Through this exploration, “participants will learn from Mary how to recognize God’s will (discernment) and how to cooperate with the grace of God to bring that will to fulfillment in life (discipleship),” according to a press release.

Lewis is the pastor of the parishes in Chewelah, Springdale and Valley, Wash. the mission of St. Joseph, Jump Off Joe Lake.

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  $35 per person and includes lunch, (or $45 which also includes use of a private room for the day).  Register in advance by calling (509)448-1224 or online at www.ihrc.net.


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Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 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 and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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