“Nothing ever happens out of Heaven except with a finesse of all details”
—Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
What do you think:
Is it mere coincidence that we are reaching the peak of this time of social distancing during Holy Week…
…the time when Jesus Himself suffered the greatest sense of isolation, climaxing in His great cry from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
I don’t think so.
I think this is one of those “finesse of all details” that Venerable Fulton Sheen talked about.
And I’m sure you agree with me.
The question we should be asking ourselves is: “What is God trying to tell us?” Why has He forced this pause in history specifically during this holiest of weeks? And what can you and I do to prepare ourselves to receive everything Jesus has in store for us this Easter?
How Will This Holy Week Be Different?
Because of social distancing, Holy Week and Easter just won’t be the same this year.
Nor should it be!
Sure, we won’t be able to celebrate the mysteries of the Triduum together. Nor will we be able to enjoy the liturgical grandeur of the Easter Vigil…
But God has given us this time of isolation and social distancing to enter in a new and unique way into the mysteries of Holy Week and Easter.
That’s why the Fulton Sheen Institute invites you to journey through the Triduum with us during our Fulton Sheen Triduum Retreat.
What You Can Expect
Guided by the wisdom of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, we’ll insert ourselves into the story of Jesus’ Passion, death and Resurrection, discovering in a new and illuminating way the role that each one of us plays in this divine drama.
Starting on Holy Thursday we’ll spend between 1 and 1.5 hours exploring:
How Christ’s life comes full circle at the Last Supper
The tragedy of not living our call to become a saints
The meaning of true happiness—and how you can achieve it
How the Agony in the Garden sums up the history of the world
The three types of souls at the foot of the cross (which one are you?)
The meaning of kenosis in the life of Christ (and in yours!)
And so much more…
All of this will culminate on Holy Saturday when together we’ll dive into Fulton Sheen’s favorite retreat topic—the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross.
Why This Retreat Is Different
As we journey through this retreat together—guided by the insights of this “Prophet For Our Times” and “Apostle of the Airwaves”—we won’t just be like journalists, making observations and drawing conclusions.
The goal of this retreat is to become active participants in the events of Holy Week.
As we move through each day’s reflections, we’ll ask ourselves questions like:
Where am I in each of these scenes?
Which character(s) do I relate to most at this moment in my life?
What is Christ saying to me personally?
How will I respond to Christ’s words and the mysteries we’re celebrating?
How will my life be different after this specific Easter?
By the end of this retreat, you’ll see yourself in a new and humbler light—the light of Christ—and will be prepared to receive everything Jesus desires to give you this Easter.
But wait… This Retreat Doesn’t End On Easter!
As a special bonus, the Fulton Sheen Institute wants to give you additional tools to help you continue your journey long after Easter…
To keep you growing and help you nurture the seeds planted during this retreat, we’re offering three very special bonuses.
An electronic copy of Dr. Peter Howard’s book The Woman: The Mystery of Mary as Mediatrix in the Teaching of Fulton J. Sheen (a $14.99 value).
Fulton Sheen had a special affection for our Blessed Mother. He prayed the Rosary daily throughout his entire priesthood, and he spoke and wrote extensively on the mysteries of Mary. In this book, Dr. Howard explores the heart of Sheen’s teaching, pulling back the veil on the mystery of the woman chosen to be the bridge between fallen humanity and the blessed Trinity.
“Life Is STILL Worth Living” 4-part retreat (a $49.00 value)
In this 4-part retreat, Dr. Howard introduces us to “the man behind the camera,” and what made Sheen the greatest evangelizer of the 20th Century. You’ll discover what Sheen believed to be the true keys to happiness, and get a special glimpse into the spiritual pillars that made Sheen so effective in reaching souls—and how you can easily incorporate these same pillars into your life.
“The Family Rosary—Chanted” (a $14.99 value)
Join Dr. Peter Howard and his family as together they chant the Rosary like you’ve never heard it before—according to the Byzantine tradition of chant!
“The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustred souls precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual, and in that order.”—Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
To Sum It All Up…
When you sign up for the Fulton Sheen Triduum Retreat today you’ll not only get permanent access to this life-changing 3-day retreat (both the live version, and the recording). You’ll also receive…
Access to an additional 4-part retreat that takes you deeper into the life, wisdom, and spirituality of Venerable Fulton Sheen…
A copy of Dr. Peter Howards ground-breaking book on Fulton Sheen’s Marian thought…
The Holy Rosary Chanted according to the Byzantine tradition with Dr. Peter Howard and his family.
All of this is valued at nearly $130!
But the Fulton Sheen Institute is offering it to you today at the great price of just the $50 Triduum Retreat fee.
Let’s make this Holy Week and Easter season a truly unforgettable time. Join the Fulton Sheen Institute today for our Fulton Sheen Triduum Retreat.