4th Annual Clergy Wives Weekend at Antiochian Village

November 9, 2012 – November 12, 2012 all-day

It is with great joy that we announce the 4th Annual Clergy Wives Weekend at Antiochian Village.  To be held the weekend of November 9-11, this event is held in memory of Kh. Joanne Abdalah. She served as an inspiration as the wife of a priest and as a counselor to many. She understood the joys and trials of this life, and the need for finding strength in Christ and each other. She believed that every clergy wife needs to discover and develop her own Christian vocation. In her memory, her family and several clergy wife friends have established this Weekend since 2009 as a fitting tribute and way to carry on her work and commitment to clergy wives. Speakers Mother Magdalena, of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Ellwood City, PA Topic: The Peace that Passes Understanding: the ABC’s of acquiring a peaceful heart Peace is not fairy dust that we accidentally walk into. This session will focus on practical ways to acquire a calm, joyful spirit. This will include monastic wisdom about understanding what goes into creating inner peace and recognizing ways we unconsciously work against ourselves. We will also look at various teachings of the Church which can sound contradictory and be confusing, such as St. Paul teaching both that the flesh is to be crucified and that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Khouria Janet Shadid,licensed social worker (LSW) and counselor.

Topic:  Bullying: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

A major obstacle to acquiring a peaceful heart is dealing with a bully. What is it and how do we deal with it? Bullies come in all shapes and sizes, using different tactics to attempt exerting control and power over other people. How do we encounter that specifically in the parish? What can we do about it? And do we see how we sometimes actually bully ourselves


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