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

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A GREAT SUCCESS!! EVERGREEN ELEGANCE GALA THANK YOU to all who made the two evenings so very delightful. With much gratitude…Sister Mariella Bradley, RSM and Staff of The Pines

Evergreen Elegance  Sponsors
 

Action Printing and Photography
Automatic Fire Protection
Michele Bradley/Tina Hernandez
Jon and Debbie Brenneman
Crown Battery
Charles and Cathy Ervine
Fremont Federal Credit Union
Mercy Health, Lima
Mercy Health, Toledo
Mosser Construction
Karen and Al O’Neal
ProMedica Memorial Hospital
Reino Linen Service
Sisters of Mercy, South Central
Howard Stierwalt, MD
Jim and Kellye Stierwalt
Tiffin Mercy Hospital
Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home
and all our donors and faithful supporters.


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**Centering Prayer** 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014  7:00pm

The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with Jesus.

**From Darkness into Light** Wednesday, December 3, 2014; 9:00am to 3:00pm
During this season of Advent, it seems we spend much time in the darkness due to the short daylight hours. And yet so much occurs in the mystery of darkness. We will pray and “be” with our own darkness knowing in the depths of our being that WITH DAWN, COMES LIGHT!

**Advent Overnight Weekend** Holy Listening
Dinner at 5:30pm, Friday, December 12
to Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:00pm
Meaningful listening with presence is becoming a lost gift of all ages for many in our culture. Our Advent Retreat is a wonderful time to prepare for the birth of Jesus with the prayer of listening.

 calandar icon 2014 Featured Events:

Reflection with a cup of tea

Reflection with a Cup of Tea
Grateful Hearts
Tuesday, November 11;
9:00am to 10:30am

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. As good as it is that we set aside one day a year to be thankful, let's strive to live with a grateful heart all year. Taking time to remember to say thanks each day is a blessing.

Presenter: Sister Eve Marie OSF

Cost: $7 (Registration is required.)

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Prayer Evening

Prayer Evening:
Praying on the Gift and the
Spirituality of Gratitude
Monday, November 17th, 2014; 7:00pm

Come to an evening of prayer to renew of sense of gratitude in your life. Become aware of how God blesses us each day.

Presenter: Sr. Marianne Longo, RSM, former Director of Our Lady of the Pines for over twenty years, is now involved full time in the ministry of spiritual direction.
Cost: Free will offering (Refreshments will follow.)

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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:00pm

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us. It is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer but rather add a depth of meaning to all prayer forms. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with Jesus.

Cost: Free Will Offering

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Spirit Day

Refresh Your Spirit Day
From Darkness into Light
Wednesday, December 3, 2014;
9:00am to 3:00pm

During this season of Advent, it seems we spend much time in the darkness due to the short daylight hours. And yet so much occurs in the mystery of darkness. We will pray and "be" with our own darkness knowing in the depths of our being that WITH DAWN, COMES LIGHT!

Presenter: Sr. Pat Meyers, OSF is a Franciscan Sister of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Louis, Missouri. Most of St. Pat's ministry has been in education, retreat, and parish work.
Cost: $25 (Registration is required.) A morning snack and lunch are included in the day.

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Advent Overnight

Advent Overnight Weekend
Holy Listening
Dinner at 5:30pm, Friday, December 12
to Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:00pm

Meaningful listening with presence is becoming a lost gift of all ages for many in our culture. Our Advent Retreat is a wonderful time to prepare for the birth of Jesus with the prayer of listening. This retreat gives you time to refresh and deepen your ability to listen in your journey of life.

Presenter: Sister Breta Gorman, RSM is a long time educator, retreat director and spiritual director who has served at Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center for many years.

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Cost: $110.00 for overnight stay

Commuter Rate: $65.00
includes Friday supper and Saturday lunch)

Deposit: $25.00 Deposit
(registration and deposit required for both rates)

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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

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Come join us on a video tour as we take you on a 2 minute, 30 second tour of our
63 acres. We touch on just a fraction of what makes Our Lady of the Pines a special place for all to come and enjoy!