Dates Announced for ‘Advent Retreat in Daily Living: Preparing the Way for God’ St. Thomas Newsroom November 17, 2011 The School of Law again invites students, faculty and staff to an “Advent Retreat in Daily Living: Preparing the Way for God.” The retreat will be held on four consecutive Mondays during the Advent season, starting Nov. 28.Susan StabileAccording to retreat director and law professor Susan Stabile, “Advent is a time of waiting, but a time of active waiting. It is a time during which we prepare ourselves to welcome the Christ Child into our hearts and homes.” Stabile adds that the Retreat in Daily Living is designed to aid participants in “active waiting” by inviting participants to pray with the unfolding of God’s plan to become human.During this retreat participants will reflect on some of the Old Testament narratives that foreshadow the Incarnation as well as the portions of the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke that prepare for the coming of Christ. It also will invite participants to reflect on the particular ways they need God to be with them during this time of year.In a Retreat in Daily Living, participants commit themselves to a half-hour of prayer each day and go about their daily lives as usual. Prayer material relating to the theme of the retreat is provided for each day. In addition to a daily period of personal prayer, participants will meet for an hour each week. During this time they will share their experience of prayer in small groups, and Stabile will offer input on prayer and some of the dynamics of this type of retreat experience. She also will provide prayer material for each day of the following week.This retreat is designed for those beginning to pray in a personal way as well as for those who have been praying for years. The sessions will include a light lunch and will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, Nov. 28, and Dec. 5, 12 and 19, in Room 242, School of Law. As lunch will be served, R.S.V.P. to Bethany Fletcher.