If you’re joining us for the Sara Thomsen concert on Friday, November 15, there is also an optional dinner, prepared by our distinguished chefs. Dinner will be served from 6-7pm and the concert will begin at 7pm. Please note that you need to register for the concert separately. Please click here.Find out more
“Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” proclaims the Minnesota Women’s Press. With a voice rich as the best mid-west soil, Sara Thomsen’s songs carry you inward and outward—in, to the particulars of your own life, and out—into the shared humanity of us all. Her performance style is easygoing and full of humor and depth, capturing the audience’s engagement. Sara’s music gently enfolds and unfolds the listener. Somewhere…Find out more
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, writing 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…Find out more
Reclaiming the Innocence of Bethlehem: A journey through prayer and reflection to rediscover the simplicity of our faith Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every month. Fr. Pat will give a morning presentation, celebrate Mass, and then a delicious lunch will be served in our dining room. There will be a short period…Find out more
The lore surrounding the Magi has fascinated generations of believers and seekers for many centuries. Couched in the mystique of the Christmas story, the role of these wise astrologers has evolved over time for individuals and communities as their personal meaning and contributions have been explored. Join us for a weekend retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of December, as you are invited to learn more about these figures and their legacy. Participants will be engaged in opportunities for…Find out more
Please join us for a contemplative evening of quiet prayer, scripture reading and song during this special Advent season. The Taizé service is based on a form of worship from the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France. People of all ages and different faith traditions come together to participate in a community of prayer that is meditative and easily accessible for all. Table fellowship: Join us in community at 6pm for dinner and to meet other participants. The cost of the…Find out more
Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 11/14/2019.
Sacred Tears: Holding the Gift of our Loved Ones A Holiday Bereavement Retreat Day The Advent and Christmas seasons are often tinged with sadness and sometimes intense grief for those mourning the presence of a loved one. How do we traverse the holidays in a way that acknowledges both our grief and the joy present in the celebrations around us? We can start by being fully present to our experience, accepting where we are. This may include recognizing that our tears…Find out more
“The Lord will come and he will not delay.” (Cf. Habakkuk 2:3) Advent is about waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus; commemorating his birth and first coming and also anticipating the second coming of Christ. But our Christian faith tells us that God is with us, already and still. This holy season also invites us to encounter God in the present, in the day-to-day of our lives. Set aside some personal time for this and join us for…Find out more
Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 11/30/2019.
Welcoming Grace: Discerning Divine Direction in our Days As the old year turns to the new, we gather on this retreat day to take a scenic and discerning view of the past twelve months of our journey and begin to set our compass for 2020. What did we learn in 2019 that expanded our vision and heart for the blessings and call of God in our lives? What joys, losses, disappointments and surprises guided us onto unexpected, and perhaps fruitful,…Find out more
Our Making All Things New retreat will provide you with plenty of tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest. Our healthy living retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which focuses on a whole person approach to being well: body, mind, and spirit. This retreat is perfect for anyone who is ready to make some changes in their life, especially in the areas of prayer, diet and exercise. The New Year…Find out more
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