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Volunteer Guardian Program seeks advocate candidates

MOBILE — The Area Agency on Aging and the Mobile County Probate Court are seeking volunteer guardians to assist incapacitated citizens of Mobile County.
The Volunteer Guardian Program includes individuals who serve as court-appointed advocates for incapacitated individuals. No experience is necessary and training is provided.
The guardian must visit his or her consumer at least one time a month; advocate and ensure the consumer is receiving the proper care and free of abuse, neglect or exploitation; and submit two required reports to the Court. Volunteers will learn about the legal and medical systems and they are advocating for someone who has no one else to act in their behalf.
— For more information, contact Jude Forsyth at 251-219-8477 or Darla Dean at 251-706-4628. Visit agingsouthalabama.org

Annual Carmelite retreat set for Oct. 4-6 at Visitation
The annual Carmelite retreat will be from Oct. 4-6 at the Visitation Monastery in Mobile.
The retreat master will be Fr. Jorge Cabrera OCD, a discalced Carmelite priest. This will be an opportunity to spend some time in peace and silence. All are welcome; you do not need to be a Carmelite to join us at this retreat.
The retreat begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday and will end after lunch Sunday. There will be daily Mass (including Friday evening), conferences by the priest and Morning/Evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. Cost for the retreat is $125 per person, with a $40 down payment in advance. Meals are provided. Checks should be made out to Sacred Heart Retreat House. The theme will be on the Desire for God in Saint John of the Cross.
— To register, contact Paul Schubert at 251-605-7299 or at tradeup@greers.com.

Daughters of Mary hosting Day of Prayer at St. Ignatius
The Daughters of Mary of St. Ignatius Parish invite all women in the archdiocese to its annual Day of Prayer and Silent Reflection on Saturday, Sept. 7 at St. Ignatius.
Fr. Anthony Wieck, S.J., will address “Renewing Faith and Family: Effectively Communicating the Faith to Our Children and Grandchildren.” The program begins with 8 a.m. Mass at St. Ignatius followed by the opening presentation at 8:45 a.m. in the Marian Center. Reconciliation will be available after the 2 p.m. closing prayer.
Fr. Wieck is a Jesuit priest of the New Orleans Province and serves as the Daughters of Mary’s spiritual director. Ordained in 1994, he spent his first five years of formation in Rome. Fr. Wieck worked at Spring Hill College for more than two years before being transferred to Dallas. Fr. Wieck is now in St. Louis working at the White House Jesuit Retreat House and St. Louis University.
His presentations will be followed by silent prayer, meditation and music. The Daughters of Mary continue their tradition of a silent, prayerful retreat to celebrate the Nativity of our Blessed Mother and the formation of their group.
— RSVP to daughtersofmary@stignatius.org. A suggested offering of $20 is appreciated and can be made at the event. Reservations and checks may be sent to: St. Ignatius Parish Daughters of Mary, 3704 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36608. Drinks and snacks are provided throughout the day. Please bring a lunch.

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