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 daily sessions with a spiritual director in order to share one’s prayer experiences and to discern the Spirit’s movement in their lives. Cost: $95.00 per person, per night includes room, meals and Spiritual Direction.
Individuals may come for private or directed retreats anytime that space allows. Advance reservations are required.
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. Available Spiritual Directors are: Aline Plante, p.m., Claire Gagnon, p.m., and Diane Dube, p.m. Contact the Retreat Coordinator to arrange an appointment to see 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 required in order to secure your registration, and credited toward the total cost of your retreat. Payable to Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, your cleared check listed on your bank statement will be your confirmation.
Deposits per Individuals: $85 / weekend; $175 / week.
Deposits for Groups: Please contact the Retreat Coordinator.
Day Programs are to be paid in full prior to the program.
Contact Information from our guests is required so they 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.
Credit Cards are not accepted at M.J.S.C.
Gift Certificates are available for any amount; usable for programs, private stay or for bookstore purchases.
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.
For housekeeping purposes, you are asked to vacate your room by 10:00 AM on the day of departure and to use common spaces: chapel, porch, library or outside until the noon meal.
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 (Sr. Kate)
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.