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


We are sorry to announce that this retreat has been CANCELED.




March 27-29 — Men & Women

Coming to Know Jesus –Luke


We are sorry to announce that this retreat has been CANCELED.




Apr 9-12 — Men & Women

Easter Triduum


We are sorry to announce that this retreat has been CANCELED.




April 17-19 — Nam và Nữ

“Cá Không Ăn Muối Cá Ươn…”


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Apr 24-26 — Men & Women

Black Catholics' Retreat


We are sorry to announce that this retreat has been CANCELED.



May 22-24 — Men & Women

Serenity Retreat


We are sorry to announce that this retreat has been CANCELED.




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.


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