The Preaching Team of

Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center

announces joyfully the theme

for the highly anticipated

post- pandemic

2021 – 2022 Retreat Season:

 PORTRAIT OF CHRIST:

ENCOUNTERING THE TRUTH

 

The writings and personal encounters of St. Paul the Apostle and St. Paul of
the Cross, who were both committed to preaching Christ Crucified, serve
as a historical canvas upon which a portrait and understanding of Christ
are painted.
Capturing the reverence, excitement, and newness of an
encounter with the Truth, what is to say with Christ Himself, who is the Way,
the Truth, and the Life, particularly in modern society plagued by a cancel
culture and relativism, the Preaching Team and Retreatants will be
given a unique opportunity to “paint a portrait” of Christ through
exploring various encounters with Him and with others in their lives
as experienced through the Scriptures, at home, in their parish communities,
and out in the world.
Encounters in life are various and as diverse as every person’s portrait of Christ.
However, these diverse encounters and multiple images of Christ all point
to the Truth which is absolute and eternal.
An examination of the Catholic understanding of both Truth and encounter
will serve as a foundation to explore encounters with Truth that realize a
growth in relationship with God and a better understanding of one’s Christian duty of
living , preaching and witnessing the Truth as did St. Paul the Apostle and St. Paul
of the Cross.

All Saints

Annunciation

Christ the Good Shepherd

Christ Our Light

Christ the Redeemer

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Epiphany of the Lord

Holy Cross

Holy Family, Galveston

Holy Family, Missouri City

Holy Ghost

Holy Rosary, Rosenberg

Immaculate Conception

Most Holy Trinity

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Mother of Mercy

Prince of Peace

Sacred Heart, Conroe

Sacred Heart, Palestine 

Sacred Heart, Richmond

St. Albert Trapani

St. Ambrose 

St. Angela Merici

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anne, Houston

St. Anne, Tomball

St. Bartholomew the Apostle

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Cecilia

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Christopher

St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Edith Stein

St. Edward, Spring

St. Faustina 

St. Frances Cabrini

St. Francis de Sales

St. Hyacinth

St. Ignatius Loyola, Spring

St. James the Apostle

St. Jerome

St. Jerome, Clute

St. John of the Cross

St. John the Baptist, Alvin

St. John Vianney

St. Laurence, Sugar Land

St. Luke the Evangelist

St. Leo the Great

St. Louis

St. Martha, Kingwood

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal

St. Mary of the Purification

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

St. Mary’s, Brenham

St. Mary’s, Plantersville

St. Mary’s, Sealy

St. Matthias the Apostle

St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Michael, Houston

St. Michael, Lake Jackson

St. Michael, Needville

St. Nicholas

St. Patrick, Houston

St. Paul, Nassau Bay

St. Philip of Jesus

St. Philip the Apostle

St. Philip’s Retreat Guild

St. Pius V, Pasadena

St. Rose of Lima

St. Theresa, Houston

St. Theresa, Sugar Land

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas More

St. Thomas the Apostle, Huntsville

St. Vincent de Paul

Sts. Peter and Paul

Sts. Simon and Jude

Prayer for Passionist Retreatants

Jesus, you invited the apostles to come away with you to a deserted place and rest a while. Like your apostles, enable me to experience You on retreat — your suffering love and tender compassion. May I come to better know myself, to draw closer to you, and to thus be of better service to my brothers and sisters in the Church. Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, to respond generously, and to benefit from the solitude and peace. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Sorrows, may I and my fellow retreatants leave our retreat as deeply committed Christians, better able to follow Your footsteps in all the opportunities and challenges of life. Amen.