"A Day Of Prayerful Reflection With The Three Amigos" May 24 At Wisdom House Retreat Center

LITCHFIELD, Conn. - Hartok -- Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center at 229 East Litchfield Road in Litchfield will host the popular Three Amigos – Imam Gazmend Aga, Monsignor Joseph Donnelly, and Rabbi Eric Polokoff on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, for "A Day of Prayerful Reflection With The Three Amigos" from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The three good friends advocate for interfaith understanding and spiritual awareness. They have given talks offering their unique and shared perspectives on issues of concern at local religious gatherings. In this shared ministry, they have become affectionately known as "The Three Amigos".

The May 24th program will focus on prayerful reflection on the experience of the Divine in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith traditions and how that experience is reflected in life and prayer. The day will feature input from the Three Amigos, plus both private and group prayer and reflection.

Rabbi Eric Polokoff is the founding Rabbi of B'nai Israel of Southbury, serving the congregation since 1997. He is active in Jewish and general communities, particularly as a leader within the Anti-Defamation League, the Connecticut Community Foundation, and the Southbury Clergy Association. Rabbi Eric was educated at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where he received Rabbinic Ordination in 1990, plus at Yale Divinity School, and Johns Hopkins University.

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Imam Gazmend Aga is an Imam of the Albanian American Community in Waterbury and a University Chaplain at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Recently he is also serving as a Correctional Chaplain. He was Vice Chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania, a lecturer at Beder University, a school director, and an interfaith activist in Albania.

Monsignor Joseph Donnelly is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford. He received his theological education at the Gregorian University in Rome and was ordained there in 1971. He did further studies in Christian Spirituality at Creighton University in Omaha. He has served in several parishes in the archdiocese and as a member of the priestly formation faculty at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield and the North American College in Rome. He also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury and as Episcopal Vicar for the Western region of the archdiocese.

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Wisdom House is an interfaith retreat and conference center presenting programs in spirituality, wellness, the arts, and ecology, and offering hospitality to academic, civic, nonprofit, and business organizations. "We are committed to sustainability, justice, and welcoming people of all backgrounds and beliefs," stated Wisdom House Executive Director Deborah Kelly.

The cost for program is $25/person and will include lunch. Registration is required by visiting https://www.wisdomhouse.org or calling 860-567-3163.

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