TYPES OF RETREATS OFFERED
Private Retreats welcome individuals for personal reflection & prayer. Cost: $85.00 per person, per night includes private room & up to three meals.
Directed Retreats include the above plus daily sessions with a trained spiritual director to share one’s prayer experiences and to discern the Spirit’s movements in one’s life. Cost: $100.00 per person, per night.
If planning to make a directed retreat of more than three days, a brief biographical questionnaire is to be submitted with your registration. Click the link below…
Days of Reflection allow individuals to come for a day of quiet prayer and reflection, use of the grounds, common space and chapel.
Cost: $30.00 includes noon meal.
Guided Retreats are sponsored programs for groups of individuals and are led by a facilitator. They focus on a particular theme. The length and cost of specific programs may differ. See all of our guided retreat offerings in the following pages of this booklet.
Hosted Retreats are nonprofit, religious and educational groups who hold their own programs which are consistent with M.J.S.C.’s identity and mission. To inquire about having your retreat hosted at M.J.S.C., contact our Retreat Coordinator.
The staff reserves the right of discretion regarding the use of the Center.
Spiritual Direction is available for those who wish to explore and develop their personal relationship with God through regular, ongoing sharing with a trained director. Sessions usually last about an hour with meetings every 4 – 6 weeks. The average donation is $40/session. However, an inability to pay should not deter anyone from exploring this service. Contact the Retreat Coordinator to arrange an appointment with a Spiritual Director.
REGISTRATION, DEPOSIT & MONEY MATTERS
For information and to register for all programs please contact our
Retreat Coordinator, Sr. Catherine M. Walsh, RSM
Marie Joseph Spiritual Center
10 Evans Road ~ Biddeford, ME 04005
or call 207-284-5671 Ext. 25
M, T, W, F 9:30 – 4:30 & Th. 9:30 – 12:00
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Your deposit confirms your registration, and is credited toward the cost of you retreat.
Deposits per Individuals: $85 / weekend $180 / week-long
Day Programs are to be paid in full prior to the program.
Payment in full is required 14 days prior to program start date.
Contact Information is required so that one may be alerted of any changes related to their stay, i.e. cancellations. Therefore, kindly include your phone number and email address with your registration.
Cancellations must be brought to the attention of the Retreat Coordinator as soon as possible to accommodate waiting lists.
Gift Certificates are available for any amount; usable for programs, private stay or for bookstore purchases.
Partial Scholarships may be available on a case by case basis.
Room Keys unreturned will be assessed a $10.00 fee.
Donations are most gratefully appreciated for our scholarship fund, and for the Center’s on-going ministry. Room fees alone do not cover our operating expenses. Thank you for your generosity in helping us to continue to make this “sacred space” available.
Individuals ~ arrival: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Weekend Programs ~ begin at 7:00 PM Friday w/ arrival at 4:00 PM,
Supper is served at 5:30.
All guests depart after the last scheduled meal of their stay. We ask all to vacate bedrooms by 10:00 AM on the day of departure and to use common spaces: chapel, porch, library or outside until departure.
WiFi is available during your stay. (Hotspots interfere with the operation of laptops, tablets and cell phones.)
Cell Phones are allowed on silent mode and their use is limited to the entry way or outside.
Our Environment is smoke-free. Chemical scents like perfumes are discouraged. Incense and candle burning is prohibited. You may want to bring a fan during the summer months.
Food / Meals are served cafeteria style. Salad or raw vegetables and fruit are available at meals. We make every effort to accommodate those with food allergies with a 2 week notice. A microwave and refrigerator are available on the ground floor for those who wish to bring food items. All food needs to be labeled w/ the guest’s name.
M.J.S.C. Bookstore is open during scheduled posted times and by request.
Lost & Found items if claimed, will be mailed back to the owner at their expense. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after 30 days.
PERSONS YOU MAY NEED TO CONTACT
Retreat Information and Reservations
Sr. Catherine M. Walsh, RSM
Retreat Coordinator Extension 25
Food Allergies – (2 week notice required)
Director of Food Services Extension 57
General Information and Lost & Found
Receptionist / Office Assistant Extension 21
Bookkeeper Extension 24
Sr. Sue Bourret, p.m.