GROUP 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 Silent 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.
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 after lunch on Sunday.
$260.00 for the weekend
Use this form if you wish to attend one of our quiet group weekend retreats.
As the Retreat House experiences many staffing transitions at this time, we are suspending group weekend retreats for the fall of 2023.
January 26-28 — LGBTQ+ People and Families
Kinship with Christ
As people of faith, we know that we are God’s children and Christ is our brother. Yet our experiences of our human and church families can be fraught. How is Jesus accompanying us and seeking to draw us ever deeper into his kinship even in our woundedness? This retreat will provide plenty of opportunities for sharing our stories with one another.
February 16-18 — Women
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius are a profound contribution to modern spirituality. We will use key sections of the Exercises to shape periods of prayer that can give us a sense of the power of the Exercises that we can take with us throughout our lives, no matter our stage of the journey.
March 1-3 — Men & Women
Giving Our Hearts to God
Fr. John Vowells, SJ
Lent is a season that both helps us reflect on how we are living our daily lives and also gives us the opportunity to rearrange our spiritual priorities. We will focus on the traditional Lenten practices of praying, fasting, and almsgiving.
March 8-9– Nam và Nữ
Tình Yêu Là Ở Cùng
Fr. Hanh Pham, SJ
Trong tình yêu luôn luôn có một thôi thúc, nhiều khi mạnh mẽ đến mức đòi hỏi, đó là: ở cùng. Tình yêu giữa con người với người đã vậy, cả tình yêu giữa con người với Thiên Chúa cũng thế. Có một cuối tuần dành ra để tĩnh tâm trong Mùa Chay, để ở cùng Chúa cách đặc biệt, cách trọn vẹn, và để tôi nhìn lại tương quan giữa tôi với Chúa từ nhiều góc độ và thực hành đức tin của tôi bấy lâu nay, quả là ý nghĩa và cần thiết. Khóa tĩnh tâm sẽ do Lm. Phạm Đức Hạnh, Dòng Tên, hướng dẫn, mở ra cho mọi người nam và nữ, từ 20 tuổi trở lên.
March 15-17 — Men & Women
Catholic Social Teaching: Praying and Acting for Justice
Sr. Peg Maloney, RSM
Catholic Social Teaching is sometimes referred to as “our best kept secret.” In this retreat we will prayerfully explore the rich tradition of Scripture and Social Teaching that guides our work for justice and peace in our very wounded world. Discernment about one’s individual response and community participation will be considered. How is God inviting me to carry the Good News of the Gospel into social, economic, political, educational systems where I live and work?
March 28-31—Men & Women
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 the Easter Vigil, there will be optional presentations. The retreat begins at 7:00 P.M. on Holy Thursday (5:30 P.M. dinner for those who wish) and ends after breakfast on Easter Sunday. There is also an Easter Sunday Mass at 10:00 A.M. for those who wish to stay. Offering: $390.
April 12-14 — Men & Women
Discernment of Spirits for Those of a Certain Age
Fr. Bill Oulvey , SJ
How to make a good decision? What is pulling at me and where do I want to go? Recognizing the positive and negative influences in my life as I grow older.
April 19-21—Men & Women
Black Catholic Retreat
Retreat leader and description forthcoming.
May 24-26—Men & Women
Fr. Len Kraus, SJ
This 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, times for prayer, quiet reflection and sharing. Fr. Kraus is a Jesuit priest. He is currently a retreat director at White House Jesuit Retreat House in St. Louis, MO.
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 after lunch on Sunday. Early reservations are advised.
Suggested offering: $260 per person, which includes the program, a private room, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
Retreat House Closed:
August 27 through September 4, 2023
November 23 through November 26, 2023
December 13, 2023 through January 1, 2024