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 2020

 

 

January 17-19 — Men & Women

Everyday Life

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

So much of our life—even of Jesus’ life—is ordinary and routine and, as we say, “everyday.”  Yes, everyday life.  This retreat will be our effort to probe the deeper and sacred meaning of our everyday life.  As I have been urging for years, we will continue to probe into the deeper meaning of the Gospel of John, the Eucharist, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and now, finally, our everyday life.

 

 

January 24-26 — Men & Women

Silence—Gratitude—Loving Response

 

Paula Sapienza

 

Ignatius tells us that God speaks in the soul without the din of words and lifts her up. Silence is a language of awareness, awareness of our silent God laboring in and through us and in and through the world. As I pray to enter ever more deeply into the awareness and knowledge of all the good I receive from God, I pray also to grow in gratitude and out of this gratitude to respond in greater love and service. How is God’s Spirit moving me in these ways? What do I want more of?

 

 

January 31-February 2 — Women

How the Ordinary Can Become Extraordinary

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

Awareness and quiet reflection allow us to see more clearly just how much God is constantly at work on our behalf.  This weekend will be a time for reflecting on how God is always present to us in unique ways, inviting us to delight in his gifts and presence.

 

 

February 7-9 — Young Adults

“Christ Is Alive!”

 

Paula Sapienza

 

“The life that Jesus gives us is a love story…that wants to blend with…our personal stories; it is alive and wants to be born in our midst so that we can bear fruit just as we are, wherever we are and with everyone all around us” (Pope Francis).

What would it look like to say ‘yes’ to the love story that Jesus offers to intertwine with our own? The retreat is silent. However, there will be regular opportunities for small and large group sharing.

 

 

February 14-16 — 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.

 

 

February 21-23 — Women

This Life-giving Word

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

How do we go about reading and living what we hear/read in the gospels?  Are we more inclined to hear the demands for perfection or the call to ever increasing fruitfulness in our daily lives?  The weekend will be an exploration into our hearing and responding to this Word.

 

 

March 6-8 — 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.

 

 

Mar 13-15 — Men & Women

The Kingdom of God

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

The Kingdom of God is among us but not yet in its fullness.  What are we preparing for, what can we say about heaven, the fullness of the Kingdom, and what can we say about God who loves us and wants us to be with Him for all eternity.

 

 

Mar 20-22 — Men & Women

Everyday Life

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

So much of our life—even of Jesus’ life—is ordinary and routine and, as we say, “everyday.”  Yes, everyday life.  This retreat will be our effort to probe the deeper and sacred meaning of our everyday life.  As I have been urging for years, we will continue to probe into the deeper meaning of the Gospel of John, the Eucharist, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and now, finally, our everyday life.

 

 

March 27-29 — Men & Women

Coming to Know Jesus –Luke

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

Using video, sound, discussion and reflection we will deepen our knowledge of the Lord by following His story in Luke’s Gospel.

 

 

Apr 9-12 — Men & Women

Easter Triduum

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, 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: $330.

 

 

April 17-19 — Nam và Nữ

“Cá Không Ăn Muối Cá Ươn…”

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J.

Dạy con cho nên người ở một đất nước kỹ nghệ cao và đa văn hóa đã là chuyện khó, giáo dục đức tin cho con trong xã hội nặng tính vật chất, lại càng khó hơn nhiều.  Giữa những bận rộn của cuộc sống và lo lắng cho con, có được một cuối tuần để chỉ toàn tâm toàn ý học hỏi tâm lý của từng lứa tuổi của con và cầu nguyện cho chúng, cũng là điều rất cần thiết và phải làm.  Khóa tĩnh tâm cuối tuần này sẽ bằng tiếng Việt, dành đặc biệt cho những bạn trẻ sắp lập gia đình và các cha mẹ đang có con từ 0-20 tuổi.  Điều kiện tham dự, phải là cả hai vợ chồng.

 

 

Apr 24-26 — 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 22-24 — 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 currently 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: $220 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.

 

What to bring

 

Maps & Directions

 

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