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Friday & Saturday Event | November 2020

Woman praying with a free bird flying nearby

Thank you for joining us on the Retreat Experience for Regional Congress 2.0.

The year 2020 led us through new difficulties, territories of loss and survival, and of old grief and desire for reconciliation, to hear Jesus’ call, as He sends us out anew with the hope and possibilities God has deeply rooted in our lives.

We hope you healed with us through this restorative process as we find inspiration from the saints, known and unknown, under the guidance of our Holy Mother Mary, to find our own unique ways to move forward with hope and joy, to Rejoice!

Rejoice! was presented in English by Sr. Julia D.E. Prinz, VDMF, and in Spanish by Sr. Gabriela Méndez Hernández, VDMF, both from the Verbum Dei Community.

(English & Spanish Sessions)
Friday, November 13, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 pm

(English & Spanish Sessions)
Saturday, November 14, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am

to close Regional Congress 2.0
Saturday, November 14, 2020

Beginning at 11:00 am

Archbishop José H. Gomez
opened the Liturgy with a special message.
San Pedro Regional Bishop Marc Trudeau presided over the Liturgy,
with co-celebrant, San Fernando Regional Bishop Alejandro Aclan
St. Lawrence Martyr, Redondo Beach (Live Streamed)

Sr. Julia D.E. Prinz, Ph.D., a member of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, has been involved in missionary work for nearly thirty years. Born in Germany, she has spent the time of her missionary engagements in Germany, Spain, the USA, Asia and Latin America. She has been on different international commissions in Rome for formation, evangelization and religious life. She is a public speaker and published theologian that is passionate about the work on the ground with people who grieve and suffer and are thirsty for a hope deeply located in faith. She has been on the faculty of “El Instituto San Pablo,” Loeches, Madrid, Spain since 1998 and at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley since 2005. She has been a Spiritual and Retreat Director for twenty-five years and was the provincial of her community for the USA from 2007 to 2015. Currently, she is involved in publications on healing and social justice.

Sr. Gabriela Méndez Hernández, STB, Lic. belongs to the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. She as born inLeón, Guanajuato, México. As a religious sister, she has been assigned to Pastoral Ministry work in Brussels (Belgium), Guadalajara and Querétaro (México), Madrid and Valencia (Spain). She was the Director of the well-known and oldest Spirituality Center in the Verbum Dei community, Siete Aguas, in Spain that receives thousands of visitors each year. She organized the day-to-day life of the Retreat Center, as well as, being widely known as a Retreat Director. Sr. Gabriela also worked in the Diocese of Valencia, Spain, in the youth and young adults’ programs. She lives in San Francisco supporting the Campus Ministry at San Francisco State University, is teaching Theology in the “Escuela de Liderazgo Pastoral” of the San Francisco Archdiocese, and is supporting the retreat ministries for young and old of the Verbum Dei in the Bay Area.

This event was hosted by:
Archdiocese of Los Angeles – Office of Religious Education
San Pedro Pastoral Region
(562) 630-6272

Terri Palmer
San Pedro Regional Coordinator

Sally Peralta
San Pedro Regional Administrative Assistant


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