Advent Day of Prayer

Mary’s Magnificat: Proclaiming the Greatness of God


Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018   9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • 9:30 a.m. – Opening Conference
  • 11:00 a.m. – Liturgy in Ann Ross Chapel for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (a Holy Day of Obligation)
  • 12:00 noon – Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. – Conference
  • 3:00 p.m. – Closing


Mary is a model of missionary discipleship for us because she had a heart for the poor, the people on the margins, the wounded and weak. Her Magnificat is a song of joy for the ages that paints the kingdom of God with brushes of hope and mercy. This day of reflection will explore how Mary’s song reflects our own call to be missionary disciples.


Father Joe Nassal, C.PP.S., is provincial director of the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Author of several books including The Conspiracy of Compassion, Rest Stops for the Soul, Premeditated Mercy, Moments of Truth, and Stations of the Crib, he has been engaged in retreat, renewal and reconciliation ministry since 1988. Ordained in 1982, Fr. Joe has also served in parish, justice and peace ministry and in formation, vocation, and leadership for his congregation. He lives in Liberty, Mo.



  • Donation for this retreat is $35 and includes lunch. Make checks payable to Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
  • All are welcome. Scholarships are available.
  • Overnight accommodations are available for $55 per night plus meals.

Registration deadline: November 30, 2018

Register by phone or email: or 913-758-6572

Register online: Fill out form below


Ann Ross Chapel
Sisters of Charity Mother House
4200 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048-5054

Marillac Center

4200 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048-5054

Marillac Center

4200 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA

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Payment of $35 due the day of the event; includes lunch. If mailing in advance, please make your check payable to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and mail to: Marillac Center 4200 S. 4th Street Leavenworth, KS  66048. Overnight accommodations are available at $55 per night plus meals.

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Marillac Center

4200 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Phone: 913-758-6552