With the blessing of His Eminence Nicolae, the Metropolitan of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas, AROLA (The Association of Romanian Orthodox Ladies Auxiliaries) organizes five spiritual retreats in 2017 for the Christian women from the parishes of our Metropolia.
1. For Western USA at the St. John the Baptist Monastery from Goldendale, WA 10-12 March where Fr. Hieromonk Atanasie Popescu will talk about “Martyrs of the Communists Prisons”.
2. For Central USA at “Faith and Heritage Center” Allegan, MI March 18-19 where Fr. Hieromonk Atanasie Popescu will have a conference about “Saints of the Prisons” and Mother Theodora Balaban will present the theme “Icon in our lives and our houses, from imagination to transfiguration”.
3. For Eastern USA at St Dumitru Monastery, Middletown NY, March 17-19, 2017 where Fr. Nicolai Buga will talk about “Valeriu Gafencu, a saint of the Communist prisons”.
4. For Eastern Canada at the Holy Cross Monastery, Mono Mills, Ontario, March 24-26 2017. The conference will be held by Fr. Hieromonk Paisie Buhnila. Title is “The Icon”.
5. For Western Canada at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, Edmonton, AB, March 17-19, 2017 where Assistant Professor Gabriela Luca-Demian, specialist in the Orthodox Theology, Cultural Patrimony will talk about “The Orthodox Icon — Window to Heaven”. Accommodation will be at Rosslyn Inn & Suites.