Holding onto Hope

Holding onto Hope @ Online Event via Zoom
October 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – October 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Online Event via Zoom

As Christians, we are called to be people of hope. But how do we do this amid the gloom and doom that often pervades the daily news – and our personal lives? This retreat explores Christian hope and its relation to faith, love, wonder and courage. Using scripture, short videos, music, stories, sharing and humor, Sister Melannie Svoboda will join us via Zoom and suggest ways we can nourish hope in our everyday lives.

Friday, October 2nd
6:30-7:30 p.m.–Retreat Begins
Saturday, October 3rd
9:00-10:00 a.m.–Morning Conference
10:30-11:15 a.m.–Second Session
Lunch Break
1:30-2:30 p.m.–Conference
3:00-4:00 p.m.–Conference with final sharing and short prayer service


The fee is $60 for the online Zoom Retreat.

Presenter: Melannie Svoboda
Melanie Svoboda, SND, a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, OH earned M.A.’s in both English and Spirituality.  She has ministered as a teacher, formation director, congregational leader, spiritual director,and writer.  She currently gives talks and retreats nationally.  Her books include Everyday Epiphanies, When the Rain Speaks, and Holding onto Hope.


    1. Maggie Hatfield

      Sounds great, Pat! Please let us know if you need anything while signing up!

  1. Kathi Szott

    Just wondering if the retreat is based on the book:
    Hanging onto Hope: Reflections and Prayers for Finding Good in an Imperfect World
    by Melannie Svoboda.
    The retreat info above shows her book title as “Holding Onto Hope.” ??

  2. Mary Oliva

    I registered for this online Weds but haven’t heard back from you. Did you get it?


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