"During this Lenten season we want to perfect ourselves in a particular way in the divine virtue of charity; charity, kindness, understanding, courtesy, refinement in our dealings with one another in the convent and in our work. We serve Christ in everyone whom we serve. Nothing but the best is good enough for Him; nothing but the best in our work is good enough to fulfill our vocation."

-Sister Frederica, Foundress
taken from the SSS publication of "The Sister" March 1954

Leaning Into Lent...

February Offerings Continue
at Holy Spirit Retreat Center... 


Presenter: Sr. Deborah Lorentz, SSS M.Ed.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
with appropriate Zoom breaks
In these times of COVID-19, Pooh Bear may be able to offer us some advice about how you and I might approach the season of Lent. Let us set aside a day to “do nothing”—stopping, sitting still, and being present. We listen to the Spirit of God who wants to lead us inward to a place of mindfulness. We yearn to enter the silence… to be touched by the presence of the One who would “go off to a lonely place to pray.” (Mark 1:35). Pooh Bear advises us: “I don’t do much of anything.”
Fee: $35.00
Register online: www.hsrcenter.com
A Zoom link will be provided on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
For More Information: 818-815-4496


Presenters: Sr. Deborah Lorentz, SSS M.Ed. & Lala Rukh Khan, Wellness Educator
Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Conscious Aging is a program that has been developed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. The program is divided into three Saturdays. The first session will engage with Self-compassion, Negative Self-image, Forgiveness of Self. The second session will be held on Saturday, April 10, and will deal with Life Review and Transformative Practices. The third session will be held on a Saturday in the fall. It will cover Death Makes Life Possible, Surrender and Letting Go, and Creating a New Vision of Aging. Come and join us in this wonderful opportunity to grapple with the aging process and discover how to turn your struggles with this experience into moments of revelation and growth!
Fee: $35.00
Register online: at www.hsrcenter.com  
A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before.

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Encino Lake Beautification Fund
Our beautiful lake on the grounds of our Encino property provides multiple opportunities for quiet reflection and sharing. But did you also know it is part of the significant flight pattern of Canadian Geese and other migratory birds? Our lake is one of a very few small bodies of water that contributes significantly to the area's ecosystem, and is home to a myriad of birds, fish and other animal life, including 29 ducks! However, our lake requires approximately $12,000 a year of regular maintenance and service in order for it to stay healthy and to continue functioning as a critical part of our spiritual and natural environment.