8 -10, 2013
Praying with Hearts and Hands
While the mind and body are toiling,
the heart can also be at its own work. (Blessd Marie
Connie Bartelson and Beverly Libby
Join the Holy Knitters Prayer Shawl Ministry as we joyfully sare in
the care of God's people by using the gifts of our hands to knit or
crochet sacred prayer shawls. Our prayers and blessings are
woven into shawls as our hands work to fashion them. Shawls
are then given to people for comfort, healing or in celebration.
Whether you will be making your first shawl or you are a seasoned
prayer shawl disciple, you will experience helpful assistance and
new ideas in a beautiful and prayerful setting.
*Basic knitting or crocheting skills are a prerequisite for this
A list of required materials will be sent to you upon registration.
Arrival: 6:30 PM Friday
Departure: 1:00 PM Sunday
The above retreat-
Praying with Hearts and Hands
is also being offered on May 3-5, 2013.
Both sessions are
being limited to 20 retreatants each.
Please make your reservations early
to be assured of a space in the session you prefer.
March 15-17, 2013
Pray All Ways
Jesus told his disciples a parable on the necessity
praying always and not losing heart. (Luke 18:1)
Janice Perrault, p.m. & Sylvia Genesse, p.m.
The desire of
Jesus for us seems almost impossible. How can we do this with
our hectic schedules and heavy responsibilities? Maybe, Jesus
meant pray all ways!
We will learn how to integrate prayer into our daily lives by
attuning our bodies, minds and spirits to God's wave lengths.
Until we learn how to pray all ways, we will be tempted
to replace prayer with work or acts of kindness. Separated
from the heart that is praying, these actions are no longer fruitful
and redemptive, but they become simply good deeds. So do come,
and together, let us listen to the Spirit who wishes to teach us how
to pray all ways, and enrich our lives!
Arrival: 6:30 PM
Friday Departure: 1:00 PM Sunday
MARCH 22-24, 2013
"Extreme Makeover" ~Women
Transformed by Christ
A Women's Retreat
Aline Plante, p.m.
This retreat for women will consist of
seeing Jesus from a woman's point of view. In the film,
Magdalena: Through Her Eyes, which portrays the story
of Jesus as seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene - we will
especially focus on the stories of four biblical women: Mary
Magdalene, the Samaritan Woman at the well, the woman who touched
Jesus' garment and the woman caught in adultery. We shall see
how their lives were radically transformed when Jesus healed them
and gave them a new purpose for living. After all, women in
Biblical times experienced stress, illness and loneliness just as
women do today. We will ponder on how Jesus still offers us
today, his love, healing, peace, freedom and hope.
Arrival: 6:30 PM Friday Departure: 1:00 PM Sunday
WEEK LONG RETREATS
February 24- March
Our Life in Christ ~ The Evangelical
Kelly Connors, p.m., JCD
this retreat we will explore the
Evangelical Counsels through the lens of Church documents and the
Constitutions of our religious institute as they relate to the life
and teachings of Christ Jesus in our current context. The
nature and spirit of the vows in common will be brought to
reflection. The import, relevance and gift of Consecrated Life
in the Church and the world today will be considered, as well as the
radicalness of our lived interdependence.
Arrival: 3:00 PM Sunday
Departure: Sunday after breakfast
June 22- 29, 2013
Claiming the Promise
I came that you may have life and have it to the full.
Helene Cote, p.m.
Jesus' words expressed in John 10:10 are both a promise and a
challenge. They promise the "more" that we are all seeking and
they challenge us to trust God's presence in our lives. During
this time of retreat, we will explore how to open ourselves to these
life-giving words, how to re-examine the choices we make and thus
live in a way that is both fully human and deeply spiritual.
There will be one conference a day.
Arrival: 3:00PM Saturday Departure: Saturday after breakfast
WEEK LONG SUMMER RETREATS
FOR LAY AND RELIGIOUS WOMEN
June 22-29, 2013
June 29- July 6, 2013
July 6-13, 2013
July 20-27, 2013
July 27- Aug. 3, 2013
August 17-24, 2013
Women's Silent Private and Directed
Cost: $430.00 / Private
Retreat $500.00 Directed Retreat
3:00 PM / Saturday Departure:
Saturday after breakfast
JUNE 15-22, 2013
The Many Facets of
Dr. Pauline Fournier
virtue of compassion is one of the greatest expressions of charity:
Love of God and love of neighbor. The practice of compassion
inspires us to treat everything in the universe with the greatest
respect, positive regard and care. The theologian Bernard
Haring had this to say regarding compassion: "Without
compassion, both zeal for the law and zeal for piety lose their
credibility." This retreat will challenge us to a prayerful
examination on how best to practice this indispensable virtue for
our spiritual growth.
Arrival: 3:00 PM / Saturday Departure: Saturday after breakfast
August 17-24, 2013
Traits of a Healthy
Melannie Svoboda, SND
This retreat will explore some of the traits of a healthy
spirituality such as friendship, love and respect for nature,
compassion, prayer, balancing work and leisure and the ability to
love graciously music, stories, poetry and humor. Sr. Melannie
will lead us in exploring God's presence and action in our lives.
Arrival: 3:00 PM Saturday Departure: Saturday after breakfast
Arrival time for
retreats begins on Saturday at 3:00 PM.
Departure is following Saturday after breakfast.
Private Retreat: Cost: $430.00
or Guided Retreat: $500.00