On September 7 – 8, 2019, Jim and Maureen Otremba will come to St. Benedict Center, four miles north of Schuyler, and present a retreat for married couples titled, Gifts and Fruits: Cultivating a Spirit-Filled Marriage. Come join these veteran facilitators as they examine the transformation which comes when couples accept and live out the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Each couple will be empowered with tools and practices that will bless their marriage with new and abundant fruit. Includes talks, personal and couple reflection time, Mass and Reconciliation.
Jim and Maureen Otremba have been married since 1995 and have been part-time stay-at-home parents since 1999. They are the parents of 10 children, 7 in Heaven and three on earth. They are frequent presenters of retreats and workshops for couples, deacons and their wives, and lay ministers around the U.S. Both hold Master’s degrees in Catholic theology and have appeared on EWTN. Maureen is an adjunct instructor in theology at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. She has held a variety of Catholic ministry positions including working with youth and adults. Jim also holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology, is finishing his doctorate in psychology, and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. He is the owner of a state licensed mental health clinic in MN. Jim is a regular guest on national Catholic Radio (Relevant Radio). Together they bring their personal and professional teachings to thousands of Catholics each year throughout the U.S. through workshops, Catholic workbooks, and retreats. They created www.catholicfamilyresources.com to empower and equip Catholic families to live out their baptismal calling to holiness.
The retreat runs from Saturday 9:00 a.m. to Sunday after lunch. The program fee is $ 70 per couple. Room and board are additional. Register at www.StBenedictCenter.com or call St. Benedict Center 402-352-8819.