Father Nicholas Amato
Dec 1, 2021

Advent: Heaven's Descent, Our Ascent We look up to the heavens and wonder, “How will I ever get there?” To try to answer that question we’d most likely admit, “By doing good works, of course.” However, if getting there is based on things we do then the source of our salvation is ourselves and we wouldn’t need salvation to begin with. You have to ask the difficult question, “How can the answer come from the one ... Continue reading...

Father Nicholas Amato
Oct 9, 2021

When we look at the life of Jesus, we quickly discover that he remained at peace under pressure. He was never in a hurry. He was always at ease. He had a calmness about his life that enabled him to handle enormous amounts of stress. How did he do this so successfully? The answer can be stated simply: he based his life on sound principles of stress management. If we understand and apply the very principles ... Continue reading...

Hispanic spirituality
Oct 2, 2021

Hispanic Spirituality has been described as "Diaspora Spirituality". It is the spirituality of the marginalized, the persecuted and of those who find themselves living as strangers in a strange land. It focuses on how God's grace is always moving us towards restoration and liberation. It's is centered on an unwavering faith in God's special love towards the abandoned and those who suffer. In short it is the spirituality of those whose only recourse has been ... Continue reading...

Pope Francis inspiration
Sep 10, 2021

"Fratelli Tutti": Blueprint for a Spiritual Life Pope Francis is a pope for our times. He’s taken on so many of the evils and pitfalls we face as a global village. In his recent encyclical he presents a path for how we might deepen our own spiritual life. It begins with our struggles of isolation and darkness and moves on to how we might open our hearts in relating to others. We will explore this theme together. ... Continue reading...

Blessed Mother, Bible, scripture
Aug 14, 2021

St. Ignatius of Loyola had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and encouraged those who followed the "Ignatian Way" to do the same.  As we prepare for the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th, our retreat day will explore how we might deepen our own understanding of Mary and her maternal love for us. This retreat day is guided by Paul Gallagher. Lunch is included. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith ... Continue reading...

reflection about desert
Aug 6, 2021

“The desert is the theater of the human struggle of searching for God.” ~ Jan Majernik The spiritual life at varying times beckons us to the desert. To the place where all that originally held esteem or took credit is stripped away and laid bare. To the sanctuary within that demands simplicity, solitude and surrender. Join us for an extended weekend in which we will explore the rich concepts of desert spirituality and its impactful message for ... Continue reading...

Sr. Kathleen Duffy
Jul 18, 2021

Drawn to the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle While on retreat in 1919, Teilhard experienced a transfiguration-like vision that he shares with us in his essay, “The Spiritual Power of Matter.” During this transformative event, Teilhard is moved to commit himself to a life of struggle in every aspect of his life without yet knowing what these struggles might be. In this retreat, we will consider the many ways Teilhard is confronted with struggle—as a ... Continue reading...

spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
Jun 27, 2021

Our July 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 ... Continue reading...

Jun 25, 2021

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved: Learning to See Ourselves Through God’s Eyes So often we imagine that in order to be loved we must become better, different, perfect. But what if the things we think need to be “fixed” in order to make us more lovable – flaws and weaknesses, mistakes and sins – are the very things that make us beautiful in our own way? In this retreat, we will use Psalm 139 as a touchstone and will ... Continue reading...

St. Ignatius, Ignatian way
Apr 30, 2021

Are you looking to go deeper in your relationship with God? Join us as we explore the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. In anticipation of the upcoming Ignatian Jubilee Year (May 2021-July 2022) our retreat will explore some of the key aspects of the spirituality which flowed out of the life and Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who was declared the Patron Saint of retreats by Pope Pius XI in 1922. This ... Continue reading...