Silent Retreat for Men & Women
November 3 – November 5, 2017
Retreat theme: “By His Wounds You Are Healed (1 Peter 2:24)”
“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.” This is how the Apostle Peter introduces us not only to the facts of what Christ did for us, but the very purpose of why when he continues “for by His wounds you are healed”.(1 Peter 2:24)
Jesus Christ wants to heal us even more than we desire to be healed ourselves, or else he would not have paid such a price for our healing on the Cross! We were saved even before we were ever aware of it. This healing is already extended to us in every way imaginable. We need to consider it, desire it, recognize it and accept it.
Our consideration may involve such questions as “Do I need it”? St. Augustine’s wayward prayer prior to his conversion was “Lord make me pure…but not yet” (Confessions). To develop a desire for healing we must identify within ourselves what is most in need of the Savior’s healing touch in our lives.
How will you recognize it? You will recognize it by standing in Its presence in the person of Jesus Christ Himself. How will you accept it? Blessed John Henry Newman’s motto says cor ad cor loqitor, which means “heart speaks to heart”.
New Year’s Eve
Evening of Reflection
December 31, 2017
Join us for an evening of prayer and celebration as we close out 2017 and begin 2018 Starting with dinner at 7pm, followed by Conference, optional Confession and 11pm Mass, closing with a party at midnight. For those who chose to stay the night, a simple breakfast is served at 8:30am followed by Mass at 9:30 am on January 1.
with Father Donald Senior, C.P.
February 9-11, 2018
Retreat Theme: “The Church of the 21st Century ~ New Testament Images”
The church is our spiritual home. To understand the church more deeply, this biblical retreat will reflect on key images and metaphors used to describe the life of the Christian community in the New Testament. We will also consider how Pope Francis has used these images to challenge and inspire the church today.
RETREAT FOR PRIESTS
February 19 -23, 2018Register now
Retreat Theme: The Priest as Evangelizer: A Lenten Reflection
February 19 – 23, 2018 V. Rev. David G. Caron, OP, D. Min
Pope Francis is inviting clergy and the entire Church to move beyond their comfort zones and take the Gospel “into the streets” while shaping a more welcoming hospitable Church that reaches out to the peripheries. To do this we must encourage our people to claim their baptismal role as evangelizers and witnesses. How do we do this when we ourselves are not evangelized?
This Lenten retreat will enable participants to look at the timely topic of Evangelization through prayer, input, and personal reflection while approaching the topic through different perspectives—historical, pastoral, spiritual, and theological with the goal of returning to ministry to better prepared to carry out Jesus’ command, “Go and make disciples of all nations….”(MT 28:18)
led by Dr Carol Razza
March 16 – 18, 2018
Once again the Spiritual Center is offering this retreat led by Dr Carol Razza. This retreat promises renewal in the Spirit in the lives of the participants, by Glory Worship, talks, Mass and ministry that will affirm the presence of the Holy Spirit.
HOLY WEEK RETREAT
March 28 – April 1, 2018
MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT
May 4 – 6, 2018
Marriages flourish because of the efforts by each spouse. More and more, retreatants who come to our regular weekend retreats, are taking time with their spouses to reflect and nurture the spiritual life of their commitment by participating in a married couples retreat. Please note the donation for the Married Couples Retreat is $395 per couple. A $100 per couple deposit is required with registration.
May 25 – 27, 2018
Rev. Robert Richardson will be presenting a Healing Retreat on May 26 -28, 2017. The donation for this program is $210 per person. A $50 deposit is required with registration. Click here for more information
SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT
June 16-22, 2017
CENTERING PRAYER INTENSIVE RETREATS
June 16-22, 2017
of Centering Prayer the following two retreats will be offered:
7-Day Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat – Provides an opportunity to immerse participants in the practice of Centering Prayer. The daily schedule includes three hours of Centering Prayer, viewing parts of the “Spiritual Journey” Videotape Series by Fr. Thomas Keating and celebration of the Eucharist. Silence is an integral part of this retreat.
Prerequisite: A practice of Centering Prayer for three to six months.
7-Day Post Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat – Provides an opportunity for the participants to totally focus on prayer, silence and solitude. The daily schedule includes additional Centering Prayer sessions (in place of videotape viewing), group and private Lectio Divina, silence and solitude in community and celebration of the Eucharist.
Prerequisite: Previous attendance at an 8-day or 10-day Intensive Retreat.
For more information please call: Basha Perez at 407-869-0781 or e-mail Alice Logan at AliceVL@aol.com