WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN: THE BOOK OF JOB FOR TROUBLED TIMES

Feb 18, 2022 to Feb 19, 2022

07:00 pm - 04:00 pm

920 Market Street
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(608) 791-5295

WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN: THE BOOK OF JOB FOR TROUBLED TIMES (IN-PERSON)
February 18-19
Friday, 7-9 p.m.-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Presenter: Peter Watkins
Investment: $95, includes retreat with lunch on Saturday
Book an overnight stay for just an additional $70 (breakfast included).
Registration deadline: February 11

In many ways, the Book of Job is the perfect story for what so many of us are experiencing
today: loss, anxiety and fear. Job’s story of suffering and his bold honest search for answers
cuts right through easy and superficial platitudes and cliches. This ancient story speaks to our
hearts and guides us on a path toward real hope. We will courageously ask,
“What do I do with my pain?” and “Where is God in suffering?” during this retreat. Through quiet reflection, contemplative prayer practices, engaging talks and small-group discussion, we will discover for ourselves how the God of life and love is present to each one of us, especially in times of struggle.

Peter Watkins, M.Div., is a certified spiritual director and retreat leader. He is a faculty
member at Sacred Ground Center for Spirituality, where he is part of the formation program for
aspiring spiritual directors. He has taught graduate level classes in Old Testament theology and
has co-authored a high school textbook, “Guarding the Fire: A Spiritual Guide for Young Men” (Good Ground Press). He is also certified to give the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.