Nationally and internationally known spiritual director and author Fr. Michael Barry will be conducting a two-day evening retreat on "God's Mercy, Compassion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation" at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday evenings, Feb. 18 and 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 280 Oak Tree Lane, in Lincoln. Barry is renowned for his healing ministry. As St. Padre Pio was known for his gift of "reading souls," Barry is also graced with similar attributes and many healings of all different natures are attributed to individual prayer sessions with Barry. For those wishing individual prayer sessions, Barry will be available after the talk on the second evening. There is no charge for the retreat or prayer sessions and refreshments will be served both evenings. One does not have to be a practicing Catholic to take advantage of this special spiritual event; all people of faith are invited to participate.