Empty foundations surround a tree with a tire swing in the Oakwood section of Staten Island, New York, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Candles and flashlights will light up the shore along the East Coast as survivors of Superstorm Sandy's devastation pay their respects to what was lost when the storm roared ashore one year ago. In Staten Island, where Sandy roared ashore and killed 23 people, there are still plenty of reminders of the storm. Wallboard and debris are piled on front lawns. Bungalows are covered in plywood. "Restricted Use" signs are plastered on many front doors. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Seth Wenig

A one-day Advent spiritual retreat is planned for December.

Called "Like a Tree," the event will go from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 West Picture Rocks Road.

Guided prayer, reflection and relaxation are on the agenda. Admission is $45 and includes lunch.

To register, contact office@desertrenewal.org via email.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.