Fr. Michael Sullivan is giving four nights of talks and prayers October 6th through 9th at the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia. The retreat is focused on acknowledging God’s grace, understanding one’s search for meaning and forgiving oneself for missteps. Fr. Sullivan travels the country year round to provide parishes with the reminders of our journeys of understanding, which are at the heart of Augustinian spirituality. He hopes his style of humor and seriousness will resonate with attendees and rekindle a perseverance they need for mature discipleship. In other Shrine news, submissions are being accepted now through April 30th for the third annual Peacemakers Art and Essay Contest. The contest was started by former director Chesley Turner as a way for elementary and middle school students to showcase their creative talents in a tribute to St. Rita.