“Unwrapping the Gift of Faith: Releasing the Energy of Love in Our World” is the theme of this year’s Advent Retreat at The Canticle, 843 13th Ave. N., Clinton.

The retreat will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec., 7, and close at noon Sunday, Dec. 9.

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Clinton Franciscan Sister Mary Smith, a certified spiritual director who has been engaged in retreat work in California, Portland and Clinton for more than 20 years, will be joined by Clinton Franciscan Sister Hilary Mullany and Clinton Franciscan Sojourner Gabriela Egging in presenting the reflections, creative activity and contemplative prayer in The Canticle chapel.

Registration is limited. For details, call 563-242-7611.