This directed retreat consists of two days of spiritual direction. It opens with a brief introduction on Friday and closing with a group session on Monday morning. This is perfect for those who cannot commit to a week-long directed retreat. The retreat is scheduled during the Labor Day holiday weekend to accommodate those who need the Monday off from work, but will enable you to still have part of your day on Monday to relax at home or celebrate the holiday.
You will meet with a spiritual director to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer, the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms, Scripture, reading materials, etc…) to support and deepen your awareness of and response to God. You will have this long weekend of quiet and peace for personal reflection at our Center and around our beautiful grounds.
Please contact the Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 if you have a preference of spiritual directors listed. You can also make a note in the online registration form below by selecting the ‘special need’ option. Space is limited. This is a silent retreat. Spiritual Directors Fr. Jim McBurney and Jackie Antkowiak will be guiding this retreat. Check-in begins at 3pm, dinner is served at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm.
Fr. Jim McBurney, OSA, is a member of the Order of St. Augustine. He has served as both a pastor and parochial vicar in parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Orlando, Florida. He has also served his Augustinian Community as a Vocation Director and Director of Formation. His current ministry consists of offering retreats and days of recollection. He has offered spiritual direction to religious, clergy and laity for 15 years.
Jackie Antkowiak is a writer, speaker, spiritual director, bereavement counselor, life coach, retreat director, and hospice volunteer. She is currently the spiritual advisor for 100+ Catholic Daughters of the Americas at her home parish. Since retiring from her Pastoral Associate position last year, Jackie fills her time with reading, speaking engagements, leading book/bible study groups and Small Christian Communities and does hospice work with Veterans.