"Deus Caritas Est"

I'm in Alhambra, California, at the Sacred Heart Retreat House which is run by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. Though I haven't been here since December, 2008, this is my fifth retreat and it will be for about 40 women. The retreats go from Friday evening until Sunday noon.

The Sisters choose a theme for the year and for 2010 it's "Deus Caritas Est" or "God is Love." The five talks I'll be giving are: 1) God is Love, but what is Love? 2) God is Creative Love; 3) God is Redemptive Love; 4) God is Self-Sacrificing Love; 5) God is Eternal Love.