News briefs for Feb. 22, 2018

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Discernment event
The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Manitowoc, are hosting “Seeing with the Eyes of St. Francis: A discernment retreat for Catholic women” 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, through 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc. To learn more, call or text Sr. Julie Ann, 920-323-9632, or register online at fscc-calledtobe.org.

Come and See Retreat
The Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus are hosting a Come and See Retreat from March 23-25 at their convent in Searles, Minnesota. Single women ages 20-30 are invited to attend. To learn more, email moc.l1539980155iamg@1539980155noita1539980155covdi1539980155amdna1539980155h1539980155 or call 507-766-4570.

Viewing of ‘Resilience’
The Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, will host a viewing of the film “Resilience” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Kress Hall. The film is a one-hour documentary that chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.
“Resilience” delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. This free event involves viewing of the documentary and discussion.

Memories of retired pope sought
The Superior Catholic Herald is compiling a file of photographs and memories of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for future use. Those willing to share their thoughts and experiences are invited to email them to gro.d1539980155lareh1539980155ciloh1539980155tacro1539980155irepu1539980155s@rot1539980155ide1539980155.

Ashland woman wins trip
Becky Mika, Ashland, won a Holy Land pilgrimage with contemporary Catholic singer/songwriter Aly Aleigha, Diocese of Duluth Fr. Mike Schmitz, and Jeff Cavins. She and her husband, Tim, will be traveling to Israel from May 14-24 for the sold-out tour. The trip is valued at $4,525.

Battle Ready with Doug Barry
All adults are invited to an evening presentation with EWTN’s Doug Barry on Thursday, March 1, at St. Joseph’s Church, Rice Lake.

Barry, who will speak at 7 p.m., will visit each diocese in Wisconsin during the week, sponsored by the state Knights of Columbus.

Barry believes spiritual warfare is being waged in churches and communities. Those engaged in the battle need to know what they’re up against, he said, and the presenter will help prepare his audience to go on the offensive.

Fr. Ed Anderson, pastor of St. Joseph and its cluster parishes, hopes those who attend will walk away understanding “We are in a spiritual battle, but we don’t need to shrink … Christ has fought the battle for us and is the victor. Yet, he challenges us to get involved.”

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