Week Long Retreats

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The following Week Long Retreats …

JUNE 10 – 17, 2017
JUNE 17 – 24, 2017

…are the annual retreats for the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.  Once the sisters of the Community have registered, the retreats  will  be open to  Sisters of  other  Congregations and lay women.



Retreats with Teresita Kambeitz, OSU

In our technologically driven world, we are constantly being urged to upgrade our material goods.  The Holy Spirit, through Pope Francis, is also prompting us to upgrade our Christian living.  With use of Scripture, visuals, stories and humor, we will explore ways in which Paul of Tarsus and Mary of Magdala can offer us spiritual support in our life quest.  With this in mind, we offer the following two retreats:

JUNE 10 – 17, 2017

Upgrading Our Perspectives on Paul

While St. Paul’s writings have always held a treasured place in our Christian tradition, Paul, the man, has not always enjoyed revered esteem among some women. By examining Paul’s personal struggles, mistakes and spiritual growth, we gain inspiration, courage and strength for the challenges we face in our own faith journeys.

Cost:  $ 540.00
Arrival:  3:00 PM / Saturday                    Departure:  Saturday after breakfast

JUNE 17 – 24, 2017

Upgrading Our Perspectives on Mary Magdalen

Over the centuries, Mary Magdalen has held enormous fascination for the faith community, especially among story-tellers and artists.  By exploring scripture and legend concerning this special friend of Jesus, we will derive insights into the meaning of healing, forgiveness, friendship and Easter faith in our own spiritual lives.

Cost:  $540.00
Arrival: 3:00 PM / Saturday                  Departure: Saturday  after breakfast



JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2017

Men’s/ Women’s 6-day Silent, Private or Ignatian Directed Retreat
with Nancy Sheridon, SASV and Tom McMurray, SJ and Marie Joseph Staff Directors

This retreat will offer the opportunity to choose between a private or directed retreat.  Those who wish will be introduced to the principles of Ignatian Prayer and engaged in meditation/ contemplation from the Spiritual Exercises.  There will be time for personal reflection as well as one-on-one meetings with the directors.

Cost: Private $460.00     Directed   $490.00
Arrival:   3:00 PM / Sunday               Departure: Saturday after breakfast


AUGUST 19 – 26, 2017
The Grace of Acceptance
with Jan Novotka and Marie Larkin

This retreat invites us to acknowledge and embrace the things in our lives which we are having a hard time embracing.  When we come to accept what is, as it is, a deep peace comes over us.  It is as if we let go of our need to change things, fix things, avoid things and our demand that life unfolds according to our plans.  This surrendering to “life”, as it is in this moment, is actually a way of entering into union with each moment and with God, bringing not only peace but a sense of well-being at the deepest level.  Integral to this retreat is input, experiential opportunities, group sharing, time for personal reflection and plenty of singing.

Cost:  $ 540.00 

Arrival:  3:00 PM /Saturday     Departure:  Saturday after breakfast



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