Local

Advent retreat to focus on ‘Four Days of Mary’

CRYSTAL LAKE – “Advent Retreat: Four Days of Mary” will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 at First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, 461 Pierson St.

The scripture stories tell of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and have inspired countless people across the centuries. A contemplative retreat will highlight four significant events in Mary’s life – the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity and the Cross – through the witness of many artists and musicians.  

The program “Four Days of Mary” combines hundreds of images representing a multitude of cultures and genres with musical selections ranging from 12th-century chants to contemporary R&B. There will be opportunities for comment and discussion after each program segment.

The public is invited as the Rev. Martha Gillette, priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Wauconda, presents this reflection in sight and sound. A donation of $15 a person will be appreciated but is not required.

For information, contact Budd Friend-Jones in the church office at 815-459-6010.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.