Our August directed retreat consists of six days of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer. You may also review 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 week of quiet and peace for personal reflection at our Center and around our beautiful grounds. This is a silent retreat. Please contact the Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 or add it to the ‘special need’ section of the online form below if you have a preference of spiritual directors listed below. Check-in begins at 3pm, dinner will be served at 6pm and the retreat will begin after dinner. Silence will begin at that time also.
Sister Gail DeMaria, CSJP, is a certified and experienced spiritual director. She helped to create a spiritual direction training program for the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, and was on staff for many years. Sr. Gail has served in congregation leadership, has been the Director of Formation and served as Novice Director. Presently, she is engaged in offering spiritual direction and retreats, supervising spiritual directors and is the Co-Director for Associates of her congregation.
Sister Pamela Jablon, SSND, earned her certificate in spiritual direction from Sacred Heart University. She has been offering spiritual direction at the School Sisters of Notre Dame Provincial House, Well for the Journey, and Notre Dame of Maryland University for many years. She is knowledgeable and experienced in principles and practices of adult education and spiritual counseling.
Reverend Stephen Wade is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. He has recently retired as Chair of the Diocese’s Committee on Discernment and as a leader of that committee’s program of retreats on Discernment for Leadership. Rev. Wade has led Ignatian 8-day retreats at the Eastern Point Retreat House and our Center. He also maintains a private practice of spiritual direction in Ashburn, VA, and is a member of the ecumenical Ignatian-Retreats-In-Daily-Life team at Holy Trinity Church at Georgetown University.
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.
We are pleased to have been able to recently add a spiritual director, Jackie Antkowiak, to this retreat and are now able to accept more reservations. Please contact the Welcome Center to ensure availability. Thank you!