The mission of the Spiritual Life Center at Maryvale Convent is to provide opportunities for spiritual growth and deepening of one’s relationship with God, self, and others.
A directed retreat is a silent retreat which focuses on the personal prayer of an individual and the unique experience of God in the life of the person. Each day the retreat participant meets with the retreat director to reflect on one’s prayer and to receive material for further prayer.
This retreat allows a person time alone in a peaceful and prayerful atmosphere.
The Ignatian Retreat is steeped in the Gospels and is based in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This is a silent retreat where one is able to meet Jesus in the experiences of Jesus’ own life. Conferences and individual direction are part of the retreat.
During this retreat, we will prayerfully reflect on God’s love for us and the nature of love as presented to us in the Scriptures, the lives of saints and one’s own personal life.
THREE HOUR RETREAT
Participate with others in these retreats which are designed to assist a person who desires spiritual growth. The format for these retreats allows for small group gatherings which enable participants to converse on their prayer experiences and encounters with God.
The theme of this year’s Women’s Retreat is “Discipleship: A Call to Holiness and Mission.”
In this retreat we will deepen our awareness of the call to discipleship and the various features of this call. As the early disciples of Jesus were transformed by being companions of Jesus, so we must recognize the commitment to mission that Jesus’ desires of us.
March 12-14, 2021; Register by March 5, 2021
August 6-8, 2021; Register by July 30, 2021
Suggested donation for the weekend: $95, includes meals
This retreat will focus on some of the men in the gospels who walked closely with Jesus. Discussion, prayer times and activities will help retreatants in personal growth as each seeks a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Upcoming Men’s retreat:
March 26-27, 2021
– Register by March 19, 2021
Suggested donation per person: $65, includes meals
This retreat will provide mothers and daughters with mutual experiences of prayer and sharing along with personal prayer time. Brief conferences will enable retreatants to engage in helpful conversation.
May 26, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
– Register by May 19, 2021
Suggested donation: $20
Through a DVD presentation Joan Chittister, OSB, gives nine characteristics of aging and how each may be seen as gifts in our lives. In addition to the viewed format, attendees will engage in discussions.
Upcoming retreat series:
– Register for series by August 7, 2021
Week One – Introduction, Regret, and Meaning
August 14, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Week Two – Time, Joy and Transformation
August 21, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Week Three – ISpirituality, Legacy, and Closing
August 28, 2021 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Suggested donation per session: $35 or $90 for all
October 12, 2019
Annual SMP Associate Reception and Gathering:
Will be held in the chapel at 4:00 pm, with meal to follow.
Associates and spouses are most welcome to join us in the festivities.
We are looking forward to seeing you.