Silent Weekend Retreats

 

Weekend Retreats provide an opportunity to get away from the often hectic pace of everyday living. They afford a chance to relax and give undivided attention to the interests and concerns of one’s spiritual life. Each Quiet Weekend Retreat includes group conferences, time for personal reflection and prayer, and mass, in an atmosphere of silence. The retreats are open to anyone, regardless of faith or parish affiliation. Retreats designated “Men and Women” are open to both married couples and individuals.

 

Check-in is 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday.  The first session begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, and the retreat ends by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

 

 

 

Winter/Spring 2017

 

 

January 20-22—Women

Ignatian Weekend Series for Women

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

A series of three weekends of silence and prayer focusing on themes of an Ignatian retreat.  Participants may attend any or all of the series.

 

Part II:  Planting and Watering

 

Listening to the call of Jesus.

 

 

 

January 27-29—Men

In the Deep Mid-Winter

 

Fr. Paul Patin, S.J.

 

All nature is dormant this time of year, but winter dormancy is a chance to gather up our resources for the spring.  We will have time to recognize deep down the hidden life we have in Christ, to nurture it, and to wait for its bursting forth in the warmth of God’s love.

 

 

 

February 3-5—Women

Beauty, Friendship, and Loss

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

Beauty, friendship, and loss:  these are three mysteries in our life.  We will reflect and pray about their significance, unique to each of us.  Each retreat will enrich the successive one.

 

 

 

February 10-12—Couples

May They Be As One . . . As You Are in Me and I Am in You

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

This retreat will provide a framework for thinking about marriage as a spirituality. We will celebrate the joys and struggles of two trying to become one. We will focus on God’s presence and grace in this most important instance of the coming of the Kingdom of God. (Friday dinner available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish.) This will not be a silent retreat.

 

 

 

February 24-26—Men & Women

Directed Prayer Weekend

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C., Pat Wight, and Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

A weekend to deepen our relationship with God through an experience of silence, prayer, and meeting with a spiritual director.  Limited registration.  Please arrive in time for our initial gathering at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.  Dinner available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish.

 

 

 

March 3-5—Women

Lenten Retreat:  Preparing for Rebirth

 

Fr. Paul Patin, S.J.

 

Birth involves leaving a womb, letting go of what is familiar and entering something new.  Lent gives the chance to see if we are moving toward the life Christ invites us to.  We move toward greater freedom from what holds us from embracing more fully our Christian life, and taking on ways of being that are more life-giving.

 

 

 

March 10-12—Nam và Nữ

Lầm Nhưng Được Chúa Thương Yêu

 

Fr. Hanh D. Pham, S.J.

 

“Hạnh phúc thay, kẻ lỗi lầm mà được tha thứ, người có tội mà được khoan dung” Tv 32:1. Lời kinh êm đềm và rất cổ này nghe sao thật gần và cần thiết trong đời sống của mỗi chúng ta hôm nay. Có lẽ đây là một trong những lời đẹp nhất của Mùa Chay. Nó đẹp vì nó có thể cắt đứt mọi sự ràng buộc đang trói chặt cuộc đời chúng ta trong bóng tối của lỗi lầm. Nó đẹp vì nó mở ra những nhịp cầu giúp chúng ta tự tin dám đến gần với Chúa và anh chị em xung quanh. Đây là những gì chúng ta sẽ khai triển trong cuối tuần tĩnh tâm này.

 

 

 

March 17-19—Women

Beauty, Friendship, and Loss

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

Beauty, friendship, and loss:  these are three mysteries in our life.  We will reflect and pray about their significance, unique to each of us.  Each retreat will enrich the successive one.

 

 

 

March 24-26—Men & Women

Untie Him and Let Him Go — John 11:44

 

Fr. Hanh D. Pham, S.J.

 

Retreat, according to the teachings of St. Ignatius, gives us the opportunity to re-orient our lives, to distance ourselves from the mundane attachments we cling to.  It is appropriate to do so during the Lenten season, which is a special time to prepare for the beautiful, colorful Spring in our lives.  This retreat will focus on the same message of Lent:  to untie all bindings which keep us from living totally free and fully alive as disciples of Christ.

 

 

 

March 31-April 2—Women

Ignatian Weekend Series for Women

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

A series of three weekends of silence and prayer focusing on themes of an Ignatian retreat.  Participants may attend any or all of the series.

 

Part III:  Fertilizer — Cutting Back

 

Choosing the Reign:  making daily choices according to the mind and heart of Christ.

 

 

 

April 13-16—Men & Women

Easter Triduum

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

The Easter Triduum offers the opportunity to come away and enter profoundly into the mysteries of Holy Week.  In addition to the liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, there will be optional daily presentations.  The retreat begins at 7:00 p.m. on Holy Thursday (5:30 p.m. dinner available for those who wish) and ends after breakfast on Easter Sunday.  Offering:  $300, which includes the $50 non-refundable deposit.

 

 

 

April 28-30—Men & Women

Black Catholics’ Retreat

 

The retreat is being presented by Rev. Donald Sterling, D.Min., pastor of New All Saints Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD. Fr. Sterling will lead participants into a deeper appreciation of Black Catholic spirituality.

 

 

 

May 26-28—Men and Women

Serenity Retreat

 

Fr. Len Kraus, S.J.

 

The retreat is based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is open to anyone interested in recovery from alcoholism and other addictions through the spirituality of the 12 Steps. The retreat will consist of conferences, time for prayer, quiet reflection, and sharing.  Fr. Kraus is a Jesuit priest, ordained in 1972.  He currently serves on the staff of White House Retreat Center in St. Louis, and has given 12 Step retreats at retreat houses in Louisiana, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

 

 

 

Weekend Retreat Details:

Arrival time:  6:30-7:30 p.m. (i.e. after dinner) on the opening date, unless noted.

 

Weekend retreats begin with an 8:00 p.m. conference on Friday at and conclude by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Early reservations are advised.

 

Light refreshments are available in the lounge from 7:15 p.m. as people find their rooms and settle in.

 

Suggested offering: $200 per person, which includes the program; private room; breakfast, lunch, dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday; and the $50 non-refundable advance deposit.

 

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