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BRIEF: Retreat to focus on early church saints


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Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will be hosting a Day of Prayer titled “Relentless Prayer, Restless Heart: Saints Monica & Augustine”on Aug. 27 with the Rev. Lucas Tomson, pastor of Our Lady of the Valley in Okanogan.

Tomson will lead guests on a journey back to the fourth and fifth centuries to meet two saints from the early church: Monica and her son Augustine, according to a news release.

The Day of Prayer will begin with a rosary at 9 a.m. and will include two conferences, confessions, Mass and lunch. After lunch there will be the second conference and the day will close with Adoration at 3:00 p.m.

Cost for the Day of Prayer is $35 per person, or $45 with the use of a private room. Register at (509) 448-1224 or www.IHRC.net.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.


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