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Immaculate Heart to host Ash Wednesday Silent Day of Prayer


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Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will be hosting a Silent Day of Prayer on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, as its traditional beginning to the Lenten season.

The purpose of this day of prayer, ““Lent Seen through the Eyes of St. Ignatius,” will be to “provide a clear focus for our spiritual lives and how we can deepen this focus by means of various examinations of conscience,” according to a press release.

The Day of Prayer begins with a rosary at 9 a.m. and will include two conferences, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, lunch, and will close with Adoration at 3 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Michael Maher.

Cost for the Day of Prayer is $38 per person, or $48 with the use of a private room. Register at (509) 448-1224 or www.IHRC.net


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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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