Silent Group 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 Sund

 

 

 

Winter/Spring 2021

 

January 15-17 — Men & Women

Middle Class Holiness

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

Do you want to be a saint?  You may be closer than you think!  Pope Francis calls us all to share in the joy his smile manifests and he describes this spiritual path as “middle class holiness.”  We will look at what Francis has said in some of his most profound writings and see how readily they can be applied (and often are already applied) to our own lives.  Then we will offer simple practices to find and deepen joy in our hearts.

 

 

January 22-24 — Men & Women

Alone or Never Alone?

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

Together we will continue to probe these revelations: the roots of our unique identity, our way of worship as our way of life, the Gospel as our treasure, and the Jesuit charisma of finding God in all things.

 

 

February 5-7 — Men & Women

Fruits of Silence

 

Paula Sapienza

 

What are the fruits of coming to silence and stillness in God? Deepening awareness, greater spiritual freedom, increasing gratitude, and a growing capacity to receive God’s love are among the gifts for which we will pray.

 

 

February 12-14 — Couples

May They Be One

 

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 26-28 — Women

Be Reconciled

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

As we journey with Jesus through death to new life, we will be confronted with the need to reconcile and forgive.  We will look to Him to teach us the way.

 

 

March 5-7

Linh Đạo Giới Nam

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J.

 

Danh vọng, đạo vợ chồng và con cái có thể nói là ba gánh nặng mà một người đàn ông trưởng thành phải vác.  Nghe như đây là cùng đích và là lý do anh ta hiện hữu trong cuộc đời này.  Tuy nhiên, cả ba cái này đều rất khó nắm giữ, bởi nó rất giới hạn và có thể tuột khỏi tay lúc nào không hay.  Nếu thực sự là như vậy, có một cái gì có thể giúp anh ta vác những gánh này một cách ung dung, nhẹ nhàng, hoặc giữ chúng được mãi?  Có.  Linh Đạo Giới Nam.  Linh đạo này là gì, nó quan trọng như thế nào đối với tôi là một đàn ông?  Một cuối tuần tĩnh tâm, học hỏi, khám phá linh đạo này, hầu tạo ra những năng lực giúp tôi gánh vác những trọng trách trong cuộc sống, kể cũng đáng.  Khóa tĩnh tâm này chỉ dành cho nam giới, tuổi từ 20 trở lên.

 

 

March 12-14 — Men & Women

We Are All God’s Children

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

We are called to love our neighbor.  This has been the underpinning of all religious traditions throughout history, but it has taken on new dimensions and greater urgencies in our times.  The coronavirus brought this home to us in so many ways including the beautiful stories of people reaching out to others in need.  What are concrete ways in which we now must love beyond the reaches of our own families and neighborhoods.  Pope Francis speaks about this frequently and in this retreat we will all try to broaden our horizons in order to help ourselves and others be God’s children.

 

 

March 19-21 — Men & Women

Alone or Never Alone?

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

Together we will continue to probe these revelations: the roots of our unique identity, our way of worship as our way of life, the Gospel as our treasure, and the Jesuit charisma of finding God in all things.

 

 

March 26-28 — Young Adults

Unplug & Connect

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J. & Paula Sapienza

 

The prospect of making a silent retreat can stir up anxiety within me. How do I “unplug” from the daily routines of my life which may or may not be life-giving? What will happen if I do choose truly to enter into silence, God’s silence? Will it change me? Do I want to be changed? This retreat is for young adults longing to hear more deeply the “silent sound” of God in their lives and to share that longing with one another.

 

 

April 1-4 — 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 p.m. on Holy Thursday (5:30 p.m. dinner available 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: $330.

 

 

April 23-25 — Men & Women

Black Catholic Retreat - We’ve Come This Far By Faith

 

Most Rev. Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Denver

Kateri Williams, Director, Office of Black Catholic Ministry

 

Sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver, this retreat will provide the chance to explore the myriad of Black Catholics’ experiences, past and present and to prayerfully reflect upon the opportunities for servant leadership in our daily lives.  This quiet weekend will allow time for discussion and private prayer. All are welcome.

 

 

May 21-23 — Men & Women

Serenity Retreat

 

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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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