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 Sunday.

 

Fall 2021

 

 

September 10-12 — Men & Women

Alone or Never Alone

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

Together, once again, we will reflect on these two mysteries of our lives: our radical identity and the artwork of our lives.

 

 

September 24-26 — Women

The God of Abundance

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

As we experience moving forward in our lives since the onset of the pandemic, we will reflect on how we have experienced the extravagance and abundance of God’s love and gifts.

 

 

October 15-17 — LGBTQ+ People and Families

I Have Come That You May Have Life and Have It More Abundantly

 

Paula Sapienza

 

The abundance Jesus promises us Pope Francis calls “overflow.” Francis says, “Such overflows of love happen, above all, at the crossroads of life, at moments of openness, fragility, and humility, when the oceans of [God’s] love bursts the dams of our self-sufficiency and so allows for a new imagination of the possible.” Together we will explore and pray with the overflows of love in our lives, and seek to open ourselves more fully to how God desires to share God’s abundant, overflowing love with us now.

 

 

October 22-24 — Nam & Nữ

Tự Do Nội Tâm

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J.

 

Một trong những mục đích của Linh Thao là giúp cho mọi người có được tự do nội tâm.  Đây là điều rất quan trọng vì nó giúp ta nhận ra những tài năng, cùng những giới hạn của bản thân, mà vẫn hài lòng với chính mình.

Một cuối tuần tĩnh tâm thinh lặng để cùng nhau học hỏi và tập vét rỗng con người của mình, hầu có được tự do nội tâm thật sự, thiết tưởng là một việc làm cần thiết và không uổng phí.  Khóa tĩnh tâm này sẽ bằng tiếng Việt do Lm. Phạm Đức Hạnh, SJ hướng dẫn và mở ra cho mọi người có lòng ao ước, từ 20 tuổi trở lên.

 

 

November 5-7 — Men & Women

Alone or Never Alone

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

Together, once again, we will reflect on these two mysteries of our lives: our radical identity and the artwork of our lives.

 

 

November 12-14 — Men & Women

Let Us Dream

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

Technology, social media, and now the pandemic have brought countless changes to our world and our lives.  Let us Dream is the title of a book written by Pope Francis during the pandemic.  He challenges us to dream about a better future for our world, a more Christ-like future.   In this retreat we will look at how we must prepare ourselves spiritually in order to find God today and to help others find Him as well.

 

 

December 10-12 — Men & Women

Wanting God’s Will

 

Paula Sapienza

 

Mary and Joseph wanted God’s will. They accepted and said yes to the realities of their lives that they no doubt at times wished were otherwise. In this Advent season, we will ponder and pray with Mary and Joseph as we ask for the grace to want what God wants in our own lives.

 

 

 

Winter/Spring 2022

 

 

January 28-30 — Men & Women

Inner Freedom

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J.

 

One of the goals of the Spiritual Exercises is to help people have inner freedom.  It is very important because it helps people realize their talents, limitations, and still be comfortable with themselves.  A weekend of silent retreat to study and practice together, to empty ourselves, and to seek real inner freedom is necessary for life and not a waste of time.

 

 

February 11-13 — Couples

May They Be One

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J. & Paula Sapienza

 

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 retreat will not be silent.

 

February 25-27 — Men & Women

Alone or Never Alone

 

Fr. Vince Hovley, S.J.

 

Together, once again, we will reflect on these two mysteries of our lives: our radical identity and the artwork of our lives.

 

 

March 4-6 — Nam & Nữ

Xuất Hành

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J.

 

Người nào đó đã nói: “Cuộc đời là một chuyến đi.”  Đúng như vậy.  Chuyến đi ấy là sự tiếp nối của những cuộc xuất hành.  Bởi thế đời người, ai cũng phải trải qua rất nhiều những cuộc xuất hành: từ sinh lý, đến thể lý, tâm lý, tâm linh.  Có khi nào tôi đã nhìn lại những cuộc xuất hành ấy, xem chúng ảnh hưởng như thế nào trong hiện tại cũng như tương lai?  Cuối tuần tĩnh tâm Mùa Chay này là dịp để nhìn lại những cuộc xuất hành mà tôi đã đi qua, và chuẩn bị cho những cuộc xuất hành kế tiếp trong tương lai.  Khóa tĩnh tâm này sẽ bằng tiếng Việt do Lm. Phạm Đức Hạnh, SJ hướng dẫn và mở ra cho mọi người có lòng ao ước, từ 20 tuổi trở lên.

 

 

March 11-13 — Women

“Though he was in the form of God…”

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

Jesus, “became like us in all things, except sin.”  He knew in his very being what it was to be simply human facing all the vicissitudes of being “in human form.” This weekend will be time to reflect on the reality of being simply human, vulnerable, and dependent.

 

 

March 25-27 — Men & Women

Spiritual Exercises

 

Fr. Ed Kinerk, S.J.

 

The Spiritual Exercises are St. Ignatius Loyola’s most famous 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.

 

 

April 1-3 — Young Adults

Mercy

 

Paula Sapienza

 

At any age, it is hard to confront our sinfulness, both as individuals and as a society. When we do however, we discover that God’s love and desire for us is greater than any sin. We experience God’s mercy. What are the sins—personal and societal—that threaten young adults today? How do I as a young adult experience God extending mercy to me in the face of sin? How is God inviting me to receive and live out of  God’s mercy? In this Lenten retreat, we will pray over these questions and share how God is moving in us and in our lives.

 

 

April 8-10 — 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, science gives us a new and even more exciting context to understand 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 universe and our lives.

This retreat is not silent.

 

 

April 14-17 — Men & Women

Easter Tridumm

 

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 the Easter Vigil, 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 22-24 — Men & Women

Black Catholic Retreat

 

Director to be announced.

 

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.

 

 

May 27-29 — 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.  He is currently a retreat director at Manresa House of Retreats in Covenant, LA.

 

 

 

 

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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