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February 2018
FEB232018
“At the Name of Jesus” Weekend Retreat with Bro. Mickey McGrath
$250

“At the Name of Jesus” Weekend Retreat with Bro. Mickey McGrath

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - February 25 @ 1:00 pm

This time of rest and retreat is a joyous celebration of the holy names and titles of Jesus, both ancient and new. Participants are guided to recognize the abiding presence of God’s love in their own hearts and the hearts of others. This presentation is based on the book, At the Name of Jesus: The Way, the Truth, the Life. The retreat will include presentation, group dialogue and time for personal reflection. Guided by artist Bro. Mickey McGrath. Check-in begins at…

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FEB272018
Life After Death-Intimate Union with Infinite Love, Lenten Retreat
$40

Life After Death-Intimate Union with Infinite Love, Lenten Retreat

February 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Life After Death – Intimate Union with Infinite Love  During Lent we are invited to ponder the mystery and paradox of death. Thus, we wonder—what happens when we die? In the private sanctuary of our mind and heart, we long to know the answer. This contemplative Lenten day of reflection considers the question through the lens of the scriptures, Jesus’ teachings, his post-resurrection experience, and the Christian mystics. Through presentation, reflection and group sharing, we will tend to the hopes…

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March 2018
MAR32018
Caregiver’s Afternoon Retreat
$40

Caregiver’s Afternoon Retreat

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Uncovering the Blessings of the Caregiver Journey – An Afternoon of Reflection Spend the afternoon being reaffirmed as a caregiver for someone with a long-term illness, including, but not limited to, dementia. Participants will be invited to engage in storytelling, prayer, meditation, and other exercises that validate the caregiver experience. This retreat will be tailored to uplift participants who may or may not provide hands-on care for their loved ones, but who are actively involved in their lives. Topics that…

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MAR162018
St. Patrick’s Day Concert: Steps & Strings
Free

St. Patrick’s Day Concert: Steps & Strings

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate with us on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day! We are pleased to once again host talented musicians from the OPUS Community Music School. They will share their gift of Irish fiddle music for this festive concert in our Chapel. Irish dancers, including some from Chesapeake Irish Dance, will perform in authentic costume and give a brief demonstration to brave audience members too! St. Patrick’s Day costume is encouraged for all who attend! There will be a free-will offering for the…

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April 2018
APR62018
Going to God Together–Silent Women’s Retreat
$250

Going to God Together–Silent Women’s Retreat

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - April 8 @ 1:00 pm

Going to God Together This silent women’s retreat will explore reflections on a variety of spiritual themes that are personal to our journey as Christians. The reflections are poetic, yet solidly grounded in the spiritual tradition of the Catholic Church. These reflections will be clearly “audible” in the heart of every person seeking to find God in the midst of their hectic everyday life. Some of those themes will include: -Putting God in first place -The unique plan for each…

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APR142018
Lunch & Dialogue: “Hallelujah Anyway” by Anne Lamott
$35

Lunch & Dialogue: “Hallelujah Anyway” by Anne Lamott

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch & Dialogue: Hallelujah Anyway & Anne Lamott The Easter Season is a fertile time within our faith to not only renew our foundational beliefs, but to authentically celebrate the healing mercy possible with God and within our human relationships. With this understanding, you are invited to join us for a delicious lunch and dialogue about Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, the recent work of Anne Lamott. In this insightful text, she vividly explores how paramount and powerful mercy can be…

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APR222018
Living in the Present Moment – Silent Retreat
$300

Living in the Present Moment – Silent Retreat

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - April 25 @ 1:00 pm

Living in the Present Moment This retreat will focus on living in the present moment – finding God, who is present in the here and now. We cannot realize or fully understand this truth with our minds only. But we can know this truth when the mind is still… when we are present, fully and intensely, in the NOW. Retreatants will be helped to see prayer as a relationship and to identify the obstacles that hinder the discovery of the richness of…

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APR272018
The Life and Work of Dorothy Day – Robert Ellsberg Retreat *Overnight Option
$195

The Life and Work of Dorothy Day – Robert Ellsberg Retreat *Overnight Option

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - April 28 @ 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $185 through 3/27/2018.

We are honored to host Robert Ellsberg for this program which will focus on the life and work of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker movement. In her life, her radical stances on issues of peace and justice made her a somewhat marginal figure in the U.S. Church. But her cause for canonization is now in process and in his address to Congress in 2015, Pope Francis singled her out as one of “four great Americans,” who offer…

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APR282018
The Life and Work of Dorothy Day – Presented by Robert Ellsberg
$80

The Life and Work of Dorothy Day – Presented by Robert Ellsberg

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $70 through 3/28/2018.

We are honored to host Robert Ellsberg for this program which will focus on the life and work of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker movement. In her life, her radical stances on issues of peace and justice made her a somewhat marginal figure in the U.S. Church. But her cause for canonization is now in process and in his address to Congress in 2015, Pope Francis singled her out as one of “four great Americans,” who offer…

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APR292018
The Practice of Spiritual Direction – Final Intensive Week
$1100

The Practice of Spiritual Direction – Final Intensive Week

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - May 4 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $1050 through 2/28/2018.

This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: This final week of the spiritual direction training program will focus on case studies, which the students will bring from their own, initial practice of spiritual direction. Small groups will provide…

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