At the community retreat, Fr. Coughlin gave six talks for the community, and focused his homilies at daily Mass—celebrated at 4:30 p.m. in St. Scholastica Chapel—on similar themes. In the first talk, Fr. Coughlin asked “Is this the End of Something or Just the Beginning?” discussing how Vatican II deliberately inserted the Resurrection into the prayer of the Church and into our lives. The second talk, “Christ: through Us, with Us and in Us” focused on the invitation in Matthew 25 to move beyond the "self-help" trends of our day and find grace in Christ's works. The third, “As the World Turns,” examined Cardinal Newman's quotation: "To live is to change. To be perfect is to change often." In his fourth talk, Fr. Coughlin presented us as “Agents of Reconciliation” noting that life in community is often hard work, as is plumbing the depth of the Paschal mystery. The fifth talk, “The Community and the Paralytic” invited the participants in the retreat to ask themselves "From where does our own paralysis come?" In his final talk, “Ongoing Conversion,” Fr. Coughlin pointed out that Jesus embraced the topsy-turvy world in which we live. He noted that Jesus is the "road:" and that we need to turn on the GPS if we want to find the way. In addition to the changed prayer schedule, silence was an option at meals for those who chose. The retreat offers the community a shared experience of renewal from the busy-ness of daily life.