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Retreat answers anglers’ prayers

Deer prance past the brown chapel on the grounds of the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center on Sept. 9. Though development has moved closer, the center retains its natural splendor.
Deer prance past the brown chapel on the grounds of the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center on Sept. 9. Though development has moved closer, the center retains its natural splendor.

FISHING — A Weekend Fishermen’s Retreat, with programs ranging from fishing to Catholic faith, is set for June 27-29 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center.

The theme, “Launch Out into the Deep (Luke 5:4) will be keynoted by Paul Coutinho, who has a doctorate in historical theology.

While Coutinho, a native of India, will brings an Eastern flavor to Western spirituality, two Northwest fishermen will provide the angling content:

  • Pat Neal, a North Olympic Peninsula fishing guide, steelheader, author and humorist.
  • Deacon Allen Peterson, owner of Swede’s Fly Shop of Spokane.

Info: Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, (509) 448 -1224, ext. 109.




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