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   Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center located in Fremont, Ohio.

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Our Winter and Spring 2015 Programs have been announced and we have many exciting programs coming up including our guest Author and psychologist Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. During his lunch and lecture he will speak on his new book The Inconceivable
Surprise of Living and his award-winning book Divinity in Disguise. Check out this and the many other upcoming events and register early for space is limited!

Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center is located at 1250 Tiffin Street, Fremont, OH  43420; Phone:  419-332-6522. e-mail olprc@pinesretreat.org

 calandar icon 2015 Featured Events:


Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
8:00pm

Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. The focus on Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with Jesus. During the time of Centering Prayer, our intention is simply to rest in God’s presence and consent to God’s action within. Leader: Fran Benlein

Cost: Free Will Offering

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Spirit Day

Reflection with a Cup of Tea
2015 ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER CHAPTER
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Two weeks after New Year’s Day is a good
time to take a second look at our “resolutions”
for the New Year. We will ‘tweak’, prioritize,
and “write them into the Chapter of 2015.
Presenter: Sister Eve Marie Korzym, OSF/S is a Sylvania, Ohio Franciscan. Her background qualifies her to work in religious
formation and on-going adult religious education.
Cost: $7.00 includes breakfast snack and comfortable cup of tea

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Advent Overnight

Evening Prayer
SOFTLY CHANTED
Monday, January 26, 2015;
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Join in a sung evening prayer, thanking God for the graces of the day plus asking for His blessings through the night. Presenter: Sister Breta Gorman, RSM is a long time educator, retreat and spiritual director, who ministers at The Pines. Sr. Breta is a Myers-Briggs consultant and a Certified Karuna/Usui Reiki Master/Teacher.

Free will offering
Refreshments to follow

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Centering Prayer

CENTERING PRAYER
Tuesday, February 3, 2015;
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. The focus on Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with Jesus. During the time of Centering Prayer, our intention is simply to rest in God’s presence and consent to God’s action within. Leader: Fran Benlein

Cost: Free Will Offering

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Spirit Day

Refresh Your Spirit Day
LEARNING TO PRAY WITHOUT WORDS
Wednesday, February 4: 9:00 – 3:00 PM

An occasion to explore and enjoy the different
ways to be with the Lord. A time to deepen the gift and challenge of praying.

Presenter: Sister Marianne Longo, RSM is the former director of Our Lady of the Pines (for over twenty years) and is now involved full time in the ministry of Spiritual Direction.
Cost: $25.00

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Centering Prayer

TOAST THE TREES WITH COUPLES
Tuesday, February 10, 2015;
6:00 – 8:30 PM

Couples are invited to an enjoyable evening of dining and toasting the trees as they seek to renew their own engagement with all its
on-going developments Enjoy a marriage ‘date night’ Earnie Larson, nationally known counselor, author, and lecturer once said that the most meaningful gift we can give another person in a relationship is our own growth.
What are the skills needed for navigating the challenging course toward human maturity and thereby, meaningful relationships?
Presenter: Sister Edna Michel, OSF/T is a member of the Tiffin Franciscan
Community, widely known throughout the Diocese of Toledo for her involvement in
parish and retreat ministry. Sister is currently the director of the St. Francis
Spirituality Center in Tiffin.
Cost: $50. Per couple

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Centering Prayer

Between Santa and the Easter Bunny
Tuesday, February 17, 2015;
9:00 – 10:30 AM

Tips on how to keep your family faith life alive
with prayers and family rituals appropriate to
the seasons. Especially geared to families awaiting a child and parents of preschool and primary grade children. Grandparents and grandparents -to -be are specifically welcome.

Presenter: Sister Eve Marie Korzym, OSF/S is a Sylvania, Ohio Franciscan. Her background qualifies her to work in religious formation and on-going adult religious education.
Cost $10.00

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Centering Prayer

Lent by Candlelight
Pondering the Seven Sorrows of Mary Sunday, February 22, 2015;
6:00 – 8:30 PM

Be present! Spending time, in prayer, with
Mary during some of the most poignant
times of her life helps us identify with these
situations. Draw on her strength and resilience.
Presenter: Sister Eve Marie Korzym, OSF/S a Sylvania, Ohio Franciscan. Her professional education qualifies her to work in initial
religious formation and on-going adult religious education.
Cost: $15.00

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.Centering Prayer

CENTERING PRAYER
Tuesday, March 3, 2015;
7:00 – 8:00 PM

Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. The focus on Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with Jesus. During the time of Centering Prayer, our intention is simply to rest in God’s presence and consent to God’s action within. Leader: Fran Benlein

Cost: Free Will Offering

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Centering Prayer

Reflection with a Cup of Tea
LENT AND EASTER WISDOM
According to St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi Tuesday, March 10, 2015;
9:00 – 10:30 AM

The book, Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, will encourage us to set aside time each day to reflect on a specific Scripture passage and take to heart the day’s message and practice the suggested activity. Cost: $20.00 (covers the cost of the book and refreshments.)
Presenter: Sister Eve Marie Korzym, OSF/S a Sylvania, Ohio Franciscan. Her background qualifies her to work in religious formation and on-going adult religious education.

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Centering Prayer

ENNEAGRAM RETREAT
with Sister Breta Gorman, RSM
Friday to Saturday,
March 20 – 21, 2015

Learn how the Enneagram is useful because it indicates with startling simplicity patterns of meaning about the mystery of who we are. Retreat begins with supper at 5:30 on Friday and ends at 3:00 PM on Saturday.
Cost: $110.00 overnight (includes all meals and housing)
Commuter Rate $55.00 (includes Friday supper and Saturday lunch)
$25.00 non-refundable deposit
Presenter: Sister Breta Gorman, RSM is a long time educator, retreat and spiritual director, who ministers at The Pines. Sr. Breta is a Myers-Briggs consultant and a Certified Karuna/Usui Reiki Master/Teacher.

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Centering Prayer

LENTEN EVENING PRAYER
TAIZE
Monday, March 23, 2015; 7:00 pm

Experience the Sacred through light, scripture, live music and silence in the spirit of Taize. Taize, a quiet and meditative service with instrumental accompaniment, scripture readings, and spoken/sung prayers leads us
deeper into prayer and closeness with God.
Presenter: Sister Noel Frey, RSM is the musician and liturgist of St. Bernadine Home who shares herself in both music and prayer.
Free will offering
Refreshments and fellowship to follow

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A WELCOME FROM THE DIRECTOR:

Welcome to the website of Our Lady of the Pines in Fremont, Ohio!
This retreat center, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, South Central Region, sits on sixty three acres of pine trees. Whether you are in need of providing a day of mental health for employees, require a space for visioning or strategic planning, desire to personally participate in a conference/guided retreat, or a directed retreat with an individual spiritual director, experience a day of personal prayer in one of the hermitages, or walk the grounds to find our God in nature, Our Lady of the Pines extends a warm welcome to each of you. I invite you to come and see, to experience the Mercy hospitality of Our Lady of the Pines, and to give yourself the gift of God's permeating presence.

Sister Mariella Bradley, RSM Executive Director

Kevin Anderson
spiritual direction
Winter 2014
Our Lady of the Pines

We are always looking for assistance to
help keep our organization funded. 
We appreciate monetary donations and accept online donations via the button below.
Presently, we are looking to purchase a twin Mattress and a full (double) box springs plus an institutional mixer for dietary use.
Thank you for your support of Our Lady of the Pines.