Henri Nouwen’ s book, The Return of the Prodigal Son is based upon his reflections on the Rembrandt painting called The Prodigal Son. Nouwen tells of his encounter with the painting itself in 1986 and then continuing to reflect on the painting throughout his life. This retreat will both reassure and challenge you regarding the Fatherhood of our God and our being His son or daughter. Ultimately this retreat is about healing: healing of memories, healing of emotions, healing of lives. It is designed to help a person respond to a merciful Father: a Father who waits for us, and runs to meet us where we are at, not where we are ‘supposed’ to be. The retreat is a combination of art, scripture, theology, and self-reflection.
Friday, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday after Lunch
(Includes Program Fee, Guest Room, Meals and Taxes)
**If you are exempt from Nebraska state taxes, would like to arrive earlier or depart later, or require special meal arrangements, please contact us. Cancellation Policy: The program fee includes an amount of $25, which is non-refundable, but which can be used for future retreats.
Father Ken VanHaverbeke is a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Wichita, KS, ordained in 1991. Graduating with a degree in Biology from Kansas State University he attended Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. As pastor of various parishes in the Diocese of Wichita, he gained experience of shepherding souls and cultivating the gifts of preaching, teaching, and healing. Currently he serves as director of the Spiritual Life Retreat Center in Wichita and Director of Stewardship for the Diocese of Wichita.
Teresa Monaghen, AO, is a local, national and international counselor on the boards of the Apostolic Oblates and the moderator of her community in Omaha. She has forty years of experience giving retreats and spiritual direction.