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Advent Reflection: There Is a Longing

  • Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road West Hartford, CT, 06107 United States (map)

There Is a Longing: Hearing the Whispers of Advent


Advent Reflection

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Fr. David Cinquegrani, C.P.

Each of us has a longing in our hearts to encounter the presence of God in one form or another, to uncover and grasp what Ronald Rolheiser calls "the secret worth knowing." Advent is not simply a time to get ready for Christmas; it’s the time for Christians to prepare their hearts and minds for the revelation of the Divine and to accept God's indwelling in every moment. Join Fr. David in exploring our deep longing for the Savior, Emmanuel—among us and within us. Day program includes the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Both programs include Mass.

Offering: $40 (includes meal)

Program also offered on December 11, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Presenter Profile


Fr. David Cinquegrani, C.P.

Fr. David Cinquegrani, C.P., is retreat director at Holy Family, overseeing the center’s operations, programs, and renowned music ministry. Since entering the Passionist Community in 1989, he has served as a chaplain, music educator and choir director. He currently teaches music at St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Timothy schools in West Hartford. He previously taught music for 20 years at the University of Saint Joseph. He holds Master of Divinity and Master of Liturgical Theology degrees from Catholic Theological Union and B.A. and M.A. degrees in music from Marywood University.

Earlier Event: December 8
Advent Retreat for Young Adults
Later Event: December 11
Advent Reflection: There Is a Longing