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.

 

 

 

Fall 2017

 

 

Sep 22-24 — Nam và Nữ

Chân Dung Thiên Chúa Từ Cựu Ước

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, SJ

 

Có người nói không thích đọc Cựu Ước bởi hai lý do: 1) Cựu Ước là của Do-thái giáo, nó đã quá xưa đối với Kitô giáo; 2) Thiên Chúa trong Cựu Ước có vẻ dữ tợn quá.  Vì hiểu như vậy nên không lạ gì nhiều gia đình chỉ có Tân Ước mà không có Cựu Ước!  Liệu cái hiểu này có làm cho niềm tin của mình khập khiễng chăng?  Giáo hội nói gì về Cựu Ước?  Tôi cần khám phá Thiên Chúa như thế nào trong tâm thức của người Do-thái?  Khóa tĩnh tâm này chúng ta sẽ cùng với người Do-thái khám phá ra khuôn mặt của Thiên Chúa từ kho tàng đức tin của họ, Thánh Kinh Do-thái Giáo.  Khóa tĩnh tâm dành cho mọi người, nam và nữ, đã từng đi tĩnh tâm và đã quen với cầu nguyện bằng Thánh Kinh.  Khi đi, xin mang theo Thánh Kinh.

 

 

Sep 29-Oct 1 — Women

Abiding in the Word

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

In the beginning of John’s gospel we hear Jesus ask two disciples “What are you looking for? “Where are you staying?” is their reply.  Jesus invites “Come and see.” They do and they remain with him.  Staying with Jesus, abiding in his word, taking his humanity seriously, is the door to a life of peace and joy.  This weekend we will reflect on dwelling with, and in, the Word-made-flesh.

 

 

Oct 6-8 — Women

The Art of Seeing

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

How do we see our life and the world?  What prompts us to look?  What inspires the way we see and interpret reality?  We will think about this and so much more.

 

 

Oct 13-15 — Men

Knights of Columbus Retreat

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

This retreat will use the Knights four principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism as pathways for finding Christ and deepening one’s individual spirituality. We will refer frequently to both the Gospels and the writings of Pope Francis.  The first session will be at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

 

 

Oct 20-22 — Men

Praying in Today’s World

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

This retreat will use the wisdom of St. Ignatius as manifested in the Spiritual Exercises to demonstrate practical ways for praying and finding God in the midst of a busy life. We will use these days to both explain and experience the power of this form of prayer.

 

 

Oct 27-29 — Men & Women

Psalms & Prayers

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J.

 

Psalms are an incredible inspiring treasure of the Church. You might be familiar with Psalms from the Responsorial Psalms of each Mass, or from the Liturgy of the Hours, an official prayer in the Church.  But have you ever made a retreat with the Psalms?  If not, this retreat might be an experiment for you.  If you have, this retreat can be an opportunity to immerse yourself deeper into the richness of this praying tradition.

 

 

Nov 3-5 — Men & Women

Cosmology

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

Modern physics is changing the perspective we have on the world and universe in which we dwell.  Far from clashing with Revelation, modern physics gives us a new and even more exciting context for understanding of Revelation and God’s plan for us.  Presentations will include non-technical descriptions of modern cosmology, a deeper understanding of human freedom, and above all the importance of Christ in our world and in our lives.

 

 

Nov 10-12 —Men & 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 is currectly a retreat director at Manresa House of Retreats in Covenant, LA, and has given 12 Step retreats at various retreat houses in Louisiana, Wisconsin and Missouri.

 

 

Dec 8-10 — Men & Women

Individual Directed Prayer Weekend - Come Aside for a While

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C., Pat Wight & Fr. Paul Patin, S.J.

 

In the hectic pace of life it can be a blessing to come away and have time for quiet and rest.  This weekend is has no group conference to allow maximum time for individual prayer and reflection and the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director.

We will begin on Friday evening at 7p.m. with a brief introduction to the weekend. Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish.

 

 

 

Winter/Spring 2018

 

 

Jan 26-28 — Men

Traditional Ignatian Retreat

 

Fr. Paul Patin, S.J.

 

A weekend to pray using key meditations and contemplations from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and also scripture passages, all the time following the general movement of the Exercises.  This can be a privileged time to slow down, take stock of where I am, get in touch with what I most deeply desire, and let God reveal what his deepest desires are for me.

 

 

Feb 2-4 — Women

Individual Directed Prayer Weekend

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C. and Pat Wight

In the hectic pace of life it can be a blessing to come away and have time for quiet and rest.  This weekend is has no group conference to allow maximum time for individual prayer and reflection and the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director.

We will begin on Friday evening at 7p.m. with a brief introduction to the weekend. Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish.

 

 

Feb 9-11 — Couples

May They Be 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 acknowledge the 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.

This will not be a silent retreat.

 

 

Feb 16-18 — Young Adults

Discerning the Vocation to Love

 

Sr. Peg Maloney, RSM and Paula Sapienza

 

In 2018, Pope Francis will convene a Synod of Bishops to consider young people, their faith, and support their vocational discernment. Retreatants will learn some of the tools for prayerful decision-making and prayerfully explore: What is discernment in the light of faith? How do we discover our life purpose and joyfully journey toward it in our everyday life? How do the concrete choices in our lives lead us to the fullness of joy to which Christ calls us? What are the ways Jesus is looking at us and inviting us to go with him? The retreat is co-sponsored by St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church and the Ignatian Spirituality Program of Denver.

 

 

Mar 2-4 — Women

Lenten Retreat - “Who do you say I am?”

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

In Luke’s gospel he states that “many women traveled with Jesus and provided for him out of their means.”  They were women with different backgrounds and stories, but shared a deep conviction of who this Jesus was and what meaning he gave their lives.  This weekend we will ponder on how we too, in our time, in our life circumstances, are “providing for him out of our means” and continue to discover who this Jesus is for us today.

 

 

Mar 9-11 — Nam và Nữ

Nữ Giới Trong Tân Ước

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, SJ

 

Đúng thực là thế giới của Thánh Kinh thuộc văn hóa phụ hệ, trong đó nữ giới không được đối xử ngang hàng với nam giới.  Nếu Thánh Kinh là Lời Chúa, vậy các tác giả Thánh Kinh đã đối xử nữ giới như thế nào trong các sách của họ?  Cuối tuần tĩnh tâm này sẽ là cơ hội để chúng ta tìm hiểu và khám phá những người nữ tiêu biểu trong Phúc Âm, họ là ai, sự hiện diện và cuộc sống có ý nghĩa gì cho đời sống đức tin của tôi hôm nay?  Khóa tĩnh tâm dành cho mọi người, nam và nữ, đã từng đi tĩnh tâm và đã quen với cầu nguyện bằng Thánh Kinh.  Khi đi, xin mang theo Thánh Kinh

 

 

Mar 16-18 — Men

The Art of Seeing

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

How do we see our life and the world?  What prompts us to look?  What inspires the way we see and interpret reality?  We will think about this and so much more.

 

 

Mar 23-25 — Women

Traditional Ignatian Retreat

 

Fr. Paul Patin, S.J.

 

A weekend to pray using key meditations and contemplations from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and also scripture passages, all the time following the general movement of the Exercises.  This can be a privileged time to slow down, take stock of where I am, get in touch with what I most deeply desire, and let God reveal what his deepest desires are for me.

 

 

Mar 29-Apr 1 — Men & Women

Easter Triduum

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

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 pm on Holy Thursday (5:30 pm dinner available for those who wish) and ends after breakfast on Easter Sunday.  There is also an Easter Sunday Mass at 10:00 am for those who wish to stay.  Offering: $300.

 

 

Apr 6-8 — Women

Women in the Gospels

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, SJ

 

It is a fact that the world at the time of the Scriptures was a patriarchal culture, in which women were not treated as equally as men.  If Scripture is the word of God, how were women treated?  This retreat is an opportunity for us to explore the presence of significant women in the four Gospels, what their presence and voice mean to our faith today.

 

 

Apr 13-15 — Women

Praying in Today’s World

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

This retreat will use the wisdom of St. Ignatius as manifested in the Spiritual Exercises to demonstrate practical ways for praying and finding God in the midst of a busy life. We will use these days to both explain and experience the power of this form of prayer.

 

 

Apr 20-22 — Men & Women

Traditional Ignatian Retreat

 

Fr. Paul Patin, S.J.

 

A weekend to pray using key meditations and contemplations from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and also scripture passages, all the time following the general movement of the Exercises.  This can be a privileged time to slow down, take stock of where I am, get in touch with what I most deeply desire, and let God reveal what his deepest desires are for me.

 

 

Apr 27-29 — Men & Women

Black Catholics’ Retreat

 

The retreat will be presented by a noted African-American speaker who will lead participants into a deeper appreciation of Black Catholic spirituality.

 

 

May 25-27 — Men & 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 is currectly a retreat director at Manresa House of Retreats in Covenant, LA, and has given 12 Step retreats at various 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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