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A.D. 2010 Curriculum; Initial Formation

a  Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month, 11:00 o’clock a.m. (except Magdalene Retreat starts at 9:00 a.m.);

a  Our Lady of Valley Catholic Church, 1122 West Linden, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605; 208-454-8789;   

            a  11:00 o’clock a.m., Rosary in the Chapel; 11:30 a.m., brunch and meeting in the Meeting Room.

a   Session I.         Introduction to the Dominican Life.

                                    Saturday, March 20, 2010.

a   Session II.        Pillars of Dominican Life – Community.

                                    Saturday, April 17, 2010.

a   Session IV.       Pillars of Dominican Life – Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

                                    Saturday, May 15, 2010.

a   Session V.        Pillars of Dominican Life – Truth.

                                    Saturday, June 19, 2010.

a   Session VI.       Magdalene Retreat.  (Retreat to be held at the Dominican Chapter House in Homedale, Idaho and not at the Parish).

                                    Saturday, July 17, 2010.

RETREAT AGENDA (If you click on the Magdalene Retreat hyperlink above, it will take you to a brochure for the Retreat). 

9:00 Opening prayer and remarks.

9:15 Who is Mary Magdalene? Latin Tradition (St. Gregory the

    Great)/Eastern Tradition/Protestant Tradition.

9:45 The worldly woman (magdala, curled hair=adulterer).

10:00 The caught woman (go and sin no more).

10:15 The healed woman (touching the hem of His garment).

10:30 The grateful woman (washing His feet with her hair).

10:45 The learning woman (sitting at the feet of the Lord).

11:00 The nurturing woman (caring for our Lord on the road).

11:15 The interceding woman (Lazarus is raised from the dead).

11:30 Mass (or Rosary).

12:00 Martha's hour (lunch).

1:15 Anointing to the chagrin of Judas (spikenard).

1:30 At the foot of the cross (be not afraid).

1:45 Keeping watch (the vigilant heart).

2:00 The empty tomb (where have they taken Him?).

2:15 Witnessing to the Apostles (He is not in the tomb).

2:30 Wrap up, discussion.

3:00 Divine Mercy

a   Session VII.      Pillars of Dominican Life – Study

                                    Saturday, August 21, 2010.

a   Session VII.      Pillars of Dominican Life – Contemplation.

                                    Saturday, September 18, 2010.

                                    Elections.  Officers and Council Members.

a   Session VIII.    Saturday, October 16, 2010 RETREAT: with Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.  9:00 o'clock, A.M.; ST. JOHN'S CATHEDRAL, 8th &      Hays Streets, Boise, Idaho.  Schedule will be posted.  Holy Mass will follow retreat.  Professions.  New Chapter officers take office. [NOTE: The October  meeting is not being held at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Caldwell].

a   Session IX.       Holy Scriptures: Interpretation, Structure, and the Church.

                                    Saturday, November 20, 2010.

a   Session X.        St. Dominic, the Rule, the Particular Directory, the Chapter.

                                    Saturday, December 18, 2010.


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