needs a spiritual guide. What if yours could
be right in your pocket?”
These words come from a new
promotional video on YouTube introducing the
“You Matter” video Retreat Guide featuring Fr. John Bartunek ,
LC. The Retreat Guide will be available for
download at www.RCSpirituality.org starting the first
Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2012. This and
future retreat guides will be available in multiple formats for
maximum flexibility: video, audio, or PDF.
“Nothing is more important than
spending time with God, and in today’s world nothing is
more difficult,” said Fr. Bartunek in the promotional video.
The retreat guides are a pilot program – a
new resource designed to help Regnum Christi members (and anyone
else) grow spiritually.
Fr. Bartunek hopes to produce
a new retreat guide every month, and to gradually improve
them based on the feedback he receives through the website
www.RCSpirituality.org. This first guide,
“You Matter,” will focus on Advent. The January
retreat guide is currently titled: “Trouble Hearts: A Retreat Guide
on Peace of Soul.” Later guides will deal
with a variety of themes.
|Fr. John Bartunek LC|
A retreat guide consists of a
brief introduction, two or three meditation starters, a conference, and
a personal questionnaire to aid reflection.
Retreat guides offer “a perfect
way for making a retreat experience either individually or in
a small-group setting, at home, away somewhere quiet, or at
a church,” explained Regnum Christi consecrated woman Lucy Honner, who
is helping to publicize the new video program. “After December
2nd, you will be able to check for updates and
new Retreat Guides at www.RCSpirituality.org. We are really looking forward to your feedback on
this new resource.”
Fr. Bartunek commented that he
believes this new resource can never really be an adequate
substitute for live retreats. But he is convinced
the guides can be a powerful tool both for complementary
formation, and for sharing with people who may be intimidated
by an invitation to a live retreat. “You
can do it at your convenience and at your own
pace – it’s completely flexible and non-threatening,” he explained.