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DOWAMA Lenten Retreats

Updated April 6, 2011

Retreats still upcoming:

April 8th & 9th in Tallahassee Creek, CO

THE BENEDICTINE FELLOWSHIP of St. Laurence is hosting a Lenten retreat centered around five "Meditations on the Passion of our Lord," to be presented by FATHER LESTER MICHAEL BUNDY of St. Columba/Lafayette, CO, at the St. Laurence Center in Tallahassee Creek, CO ( on Friday and Saturday, April 8th and 9th.  For a schedule, driving directions and other details, please be in contact with Father Lester at  

April 8th, 9th & 10th in Austin, TX

FATHER DAVID BARR of St. Elias/Austin, TX writes:  "Dear Brothers in Christ:  FATHER JOHN BEHR, dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York, will be coming to St. Elias Orthodox Church the weekend of April 8th - 10th, for a Parish Retreat on 'The Journey to Jerusalem.'  You and your parishioners are definitely welcome to join with us for this retreat.  On Friday night, Father John will speak for a public presentation on the topic of 'Orthodox Christianity as Paideia: Faith, Reason and Culture in the Early Church.'  If you have any questions concerning this, please contact me at Have a blessed Great Fast.  Father David"

Retreats already past:

MARCH 18th, 19th & 20th in Victoria, KS

2011 LENTEN RETREAT FOR MEN:  St. George Cathedral is hosting the 11th annual Lenten Retreat for men on the second weekend of the Great Fast (Friday through Sunday, March 18th - 20th) at the Capuchin Center for Spiritual Life in Victoria, Kansas.   This year's speaker will be PAUL KAROS , a nationally known Greek Orthodox businessman, retreat speaker and workshop facilitator, who will address the theme "The Passions & Virtues."  For more information about the retreat, please be in contact with JONATHAN DEJONG, retreat coordinator, at

April 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Wimberly, TX

2011 LENTEN RETREAT FOR TEENS:  Friday through Sunday, April 1st - April 3rd, at John Knox Ranch near Wimberly, Texas.  Hosted By St. Elias Teen SOYO of St. Elias/Austin, TX.  Retreat Master will be FATHER JOHN BALLARD, a son of DOWAMA and a graduate of St. Vladimir's Seminary now serving in Ohio.   For more information about the retreat, please be in contact with FATHER DAVID LEWIS, second priest at St Elias/Austin, at or 512-476-2314.

April 1st & 2nd in Wichita, KS

FATHER AARON WARWICK of St. Mary/Wichita, KS writes:  "Dear Brothers in Christ:  I take this opportunity to invite you and your congregations to our 2011 St. Mary Parish Lenten Retreat on Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd.  This year we have as our retreat master FATHER PAUL TARAZI.  Father Spoke spoke at St. Mary in 2010 while he was in town visiting Bishop Basil, and he is coming back 'by popular demand.'  The theme of the retreat is 'The Biblical Christ.'  For schedule and details, please contact me at If you or your parishioners have any questions about overnight accommodations in Wichita, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Thank you.  Your brother in Christ, Priest Aaron." Click here for event flyer (PDF)

April 2nd in Kansas City, KS

FATHER ELIAS ISSA of St. Basil the Great/Kansas City, KS writes:  "Dear Fathers and Brothers in Christ:  Your prayers!  I would like to invite you and your parishioners to a Spring Lenten Retreat to be hosted by St. Basil Church on Saturday, April 2nd.  Our guest speaker will be FATHER SERGIUS the abbot of St. Tikhon's Monastery in South Canaan, PA.  For more information about the Retreat, please contact me at I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Wishing you  a blessed Great Lent, I remain your brother in Christ, the unworthy Priest Elias." Click here for event flyer (PDF)