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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 5, 2018

6:00 p.m. 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. That is, to experience the peace that can only come to us in the love of our Creator. We want to uncover and grasp what Ronald Rolheiser calls "the secret worth knowing." Advent is the time for Christians to prepare their hearts, minds and beings for the revelation of the Divine. Not simply a time to get ready for Christmas, but a time to accept God's indwelling in every moment. Come join us at Holy Family as Fr. David leads us on this exploration of our deep longing for the Savior, Emmanuel, among us and within us. Programs includes the celebration of the Eucharist.

Offering: $40 (includes dinner)

Program also offered on December 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 11
Advent Reflection: There Is a Longing
Later Event: December 13
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