Jesus, Biblical retreat, Christian
Aug 27, 2021

Give Thanks to God Unceasingly St. Paul and our other holy men and women tell us to give thanks to God unceasingly. Amidst great trials and hardships, they made continual thanksgiving their lifestyle. Despite persecution and harsh opposition, they lived with peace, joy, and great hope. During this retreat, through conferences and prayer, we will explore in great depth the inner workings of a disciple’s unceasing gratitude. Continual gratitude gives us God’s perspective on our lives, ... 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...

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...

Mary, Mother of God
May 5, 2021

Mary’s Magnificent Magnificat! This beautiful prayer, ascribed to Mary, is a clarion call to discipleship, contemplation and solidarity with those on the margins of society. In words and art, this prayer reflects Mary’s vulnerability, transparency and authenticity. It is as tender as it is passionate. What can it mean for our spirituality to pray it often and with intention? Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is ... Continue reading...

Friends Day of Prayer, Lent
Mar 3, 2021

What is the most important aspect of your life? You might answer it is your spouse, your children, your parents, your ministry, or so on. But our Friends Day retreat would suggest that the most important aspect of your life is your relationship with Jesus Christ. And how is that relationship going for you? How much effort do you give to that relationship? Each Lenten season we hear the invitation from God to “Come back ... Continue reading...

Brother Mickey McGrath
Feb 12, 2021

THE MAGNIFICAT IN MODERN TIMES Art and Stories with Bro. Mickey McGrath Lutheran theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by the Nazis, said the Magnificat was the most passionate, wildest, most revolutionary hymn ever sung.  As we begin to think about and plan for Lent, we will take a fresh look at the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth through our twenty-first century perspective. We belong to a Church and a world in great need of reform and ... Continue reading...

Lenten, Lent, retreat
Jan 22, 2021

“Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart,” a weekend retreat for women, is an invitation to pay attention to how a New Year is calling you to respond to the questions, desires, and inspirations arising from within. In addition to heart-opening conversations we will use poetry, prayer, music, silence, movement, journaling, and other contemplative practices to learn more about our relationship to God, to ourselves, and to the world around us. All that you need to ... Continue reading...

directed retreat, catholic directed retreat
Jan 15, 2021

Begin the new year by focusing on your path ahead and tuning into God’s voice. Our winter directed retreat consists of two whole days (3-night stay) 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, the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may ... Continue reading...

Prayer, retreat day for New Year's Eve.
Dec 31, 2020

Hope: A Renewable Resource To stand at the threshold of years, looking back at what has been and forward to what could be, is a gift. This day will provide opportunities for remembering, grieving, celebrating, letting go, and preparing to move forward. Through presentation, journaling, discussion and personal reflection time, participants will better understand the deep meaning of hope and its roots in our creation and life experience. Hope is more than optimism and positive thinking; ... Continue reading...

hope, waiting, Advent, retreat
Dec 12, 2020

The Season of Advent often becomes lost on us as Christians in the flurry of the holidays and all that demands our attention each December. Join us for a day of retreat and reflection, an opportunity to reclaim Advent as the gift for which it is intended.  Through prayer, meditation and writing, participants will explore the connection between desire as holy and the unique ways in which the Advent experience can nourish and deepen our celebration ... Continue reading...