spiritual exercises

December 3, 2022

Grief Retreat

Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. ~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul This retreat will explore the nature of the spiritual journey that has brought you to this place of wilderness. You will learn more…

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September 10, 2022

Everyday Discernment

We are all making decisions everyday. Some are small and others much larger, but all are important. We'll spend our day looking at St. Ignatius's time-tested and practical approach to making good decisions in all areas of our lives.  The retreat will include presentations, group discussion and personal reflection time. Lunch is included. Guided by Paul Gallagher. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith formation leader in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and also serves as a Regional Sales Manager for…

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labyrinth, prayer life, labyrinth retreat
November 12, 2021

Daily Examen

This afternoon, retreat guests will gather for a "Making All Things New" retreat with presenter Paul Gallagher. This retreat is generally held twice per year at our Center and is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. (Click here to learn more about the January dates.) We can all learn from these exercises that focus on the mind, body and spirit. It's a powerful prayer practice that can deepen your spirituality. Let's take a quiet moment to…

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July 23, 2021

Ignatian Examen

Today's reflection comes from Fr. Michael Schleupner. As we anticipate our upcoming 8-Day Ignatian Directed Retreat (click here to read more) we thought the timing of Fr. Michael's series on the Examen is perfect! Let's begin to read his insights about this powerful prayer practice. Ignatian Examen – Introduction 1 Dear Friends, My previous reflections were focused on Saint Ignatius of Loyola – his life, his writings, and the spiritual tradition that he started. I did this as background for…

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St. Ignatius retreat