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An Advent Retreat with Anton Flores

Advent is a time of holy impatience.  The forces of injustice and oppression are relentless, yet we hold onto hope that another world is possible.  This retreat is a reminder that God is Love and love is unstoppable.  

This retreat will focus on more than immigration.  We will explore the theological significance of solidarity and community and be invited to explore the disciplines that sustain holy impatience.  If love is anything, it is gracious and vulnerable. 

This retreat is designed to foster an atmosphere of grace and vulnerability where we cannot only plumb the depths of our lament of our social condition but also where we can find light, even in the darkest crevice of our own soul. 

Dates:  December 6th-8th, 2019
Times:  Friday 7:00pm - 12:00pm Sunday
Cost:  $60 days only, $65 for overnight
Place:  The Rush Center
             1126 Wilkes Rd, Bham 35228
Advance Registration:  
Contact Mary's House
205-780-2020 or email
Plentiful scholarships are available!

Retreat leader Anton Flores-Maisonet has been witness to a love that crosses borders.  As founder of Alterna, rooted in intentional community with Latinx immigrants for 13 years, he was on the front lines of Georgia's holy impatient struggle for immigrant justice.  He is also co-founder of El Rufugio, a hospitality house outside Stewart Dentention Center, and of Georgia Detention Watch.  Anton recently began a two-year residency at Atlanta Friends Meeting (Quaker), while he marriage partner of 25 years, Charlotte, is teaching English language learners and their son Jairo is in his third year of university.

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