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Spiritual Retreats

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.

DIRECTED RETREAT

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.

PRIVATE RETREAT

This retreat allows a person time alone in a peaceful and prayerful atmosphere.

IGNATIAN RETREAT

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.

WOMEN’S 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.

Three Hour Retreats

Participate with others in these 3 hour 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. A journal booklet is provided to retreatants.

 

Upcoming three-hour retreat:

“Listening With the Ear of Your Heart”

October 17, 2020 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
– Register by Oct. 10, 2020

Suggested donation per retreat: $35

Ignatian Retreats

The Ignatian Retreat is steeped in the Gospels and is based on 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.

 

Upcoming retreats:

November 13 – 15, 2020; Register by Nov. 6, 2020

December 11-13, 2020; Register by Dec. 4, 2020

Suggested donation: $95, includes meals

Women’s Retreat

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.

Retreat dates:

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

Men’s Retreat

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

Mother-Daughter Retreat

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.

Upcoming retreats:

May 26, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
– Register by May 19, 2021

Suggested donation: $20

Blessings of Aging

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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