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.

 

 

 

Fall 2020

 

 

September 25-27 — Women

Living Prayer

 

Sr. Eileen Currie, M.S.C.

 

Silence and solitude are important helps in our prayer life.  But what about the times of noise and busyness?  This weekend we’ll explore ways we pray our everyday lives.

 

 

October 9-11 — Men & Women

Seek My Face

 

Paula Sapienza

 

This retreat is for people seeking to know Jesus more intimately, love him more deeply, and follow him more closely. We will practice the Ignatian way of praying immersively—allowing God to use our imaginations to enter into the stories of Jesus’ life.

 

 

October 23-25 — 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.

 

 

November 13-15 — LGBTQ People, Families & Friends

On the Margins with Jesus

 

Paula Sapienza

 

“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man” (Luke 6:22). LGBTQ Christians and their family members and friends often experience marginalization and even rejection in the church. And yet Jesus assures us that we are blessed when we cling to him and seek to follow his example of pouring out his life in love of God and of all creation. In this retreat we will explore how Jesus is with us, loving us, and calling us ever deeper into friendship with him as his disciples.

 

 

December 11-13

Linh Đạo Giới Nữ

 

Fr. Hanh Pham, S.J.

 

Người ta thường nói, nữ giới có năm nỗi sợ: Nghèo, Xấu, Già, Chết và Bị bỏ rơi.  Có phải mọi người nữ đều có năm nỗi sợ này không?  Có lẽ không phải tất cả.  Tại sao?  Bởi vì họ đã có một linh đạo, Linh Đạo Giới Nữ, linh đạo ấy làm cho họ đẹp mỗi ngày, chứ không chỉ đẹp khi cần.  Vậy Linh Đạo Giới Nữ là gì?  Cuối tuần này sẽ là một cơ hội giúp tôi tìm hiểu và khám phá linh đạo này như thế nào, để có thể sống đúng với những gì Chúa mời gọi.  Khóa tĩnh tâm này sẽ chỉ dành cho nữ giới, tuổi từ 20 trở lên.

 

 

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 22-23 — 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 19-20 — 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 - Saints Among Us: Black Catholic Empowerment

 

Rev. Canon, A. Gerard Jordan, O. Praem.

 

Sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver, this retreat will provide an opportunity to deeply examine the lives of the six African-Americans candidates for canonization and to prayerfully reflect upon our abilities to emulate their servant leadership in our daily lives. This quiet weekend will allow time for discussion, private prayer, and spiritual direction.  All are welcome.

 

 

May 21-23 — 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.

 

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