Week Long Retreats

WEEK LONG SILENT, GUIDED & DIRECTED RETREATS FOR RELIGIOUS AND LAY WOMEN

 

FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 1, 2020
7-Day Private Retreat
Or
Directed Retreat
with Aline Plante, p.m., Claire Gagnon, p.m., & Diane Dube, p.m.

       This week of retreat will allow you the opportunity to choose whether to do a private or directed retreat.  Please specify which one you intend to do when making your reservation.  

Arrival: Sunday at 3:00 PM              Supper served at 5:30 PM
Program begins at 7:00 PM and concludes with breakfast on Sun.
Cost:  Private Retreat $545.00   Directed Retreat $600.00

JUNE 20 – 27, 2020
Surprised by Hope
with Fr. Carl Chudy, SX

We are always surprised by hope, even though we pray for it.  Hope catches us by surprise when we think that our burdens and wounds frame our lives, not the resurrection.  From the astonishment of the disciples who encountered the resurrected Jesus they did not recognize, we will explore hope in a variety of experiences and voices:  in scriptures, in the changing landscape of religion in our culture today, in what other faiths may teach us, and more.

Arrival: Saturday at 3:00 PM     Supper served at 5:30 PM
Program begins at 7:00 PM and concludes with breakfast on Saturday. 
Cost:  $600.00


JUNE 27 – JULY 4, 2020
Exploring Our Call to Holiness with Pope Francis
with Fr. Roger Keeler

       The apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exultate  (Rejoice and Be Glad) given to the Church by Pope Francis on the 19th of March, 2018 addresses the call to holiness God makes to all of the baptized.  This retreat will explore what the call to holiness means, how we come to hear it, and how we strive to achieve it in our day-to-day living.

Arrival: Saturday at 3:00 PM             Supper served at 5:30 PM
Program begins at 7:00 PM and concludes with breakfast on Saturday.                  
Cost:  $600.00

WEEK LONG SILENT GUIDED RETREATS

JULY 26 – AUGUST 1, 2020
Private or Ignatian Directed 
6-day Silent Retreat
with Nancy Sheridan, SASV, a Jesuit Priest (TBA),
Aline Plante, p.m., Claire Gagnon, p.m., Diane Dube, p.m.

       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.

* Co-sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Partnership of Maine.

Arrival: Sunday at 3:00 PM              Supper served at 5:30 PM  
Program begins at 7:00 PM and concludes with breakfast on Saturday.
Cost:  Private $500.00           Ignatian Directed  $540.00

AUGUST 15 – 22, 2020
Living the Divine Life of God
What is it? How to live it?
with Fr. David Knight

We are not called to live just human lives, but divine life, life on the level of God.  Where the Ten Commandments leave off, the new law of Christ begins.  We will explore together the practical difference that grace makes in the life of a Christian.

Arrival:  Saturday at 3:00 PM           Supper served at 5:30 PM
Program begins at 7:00 PM and concludes with breakfast on Saturday.
Cost:  $600.00

AUGUST 22 – 29, 2020
The Mystical Prophetic Paradox
with Nancy Schreck, OSF

In this retreat participants will dive deep into both scripture as well as individual and group contemplation.  This practice will provide an opportunity to more fully understand the inter-related strands of both mysticism and the call to prophetic life.  While the focus may be on the unique identity of women and men religious, the retreat is inclusive of the call to all who desire to grow in their spiritual life and understanding of our common biblical mandate.

Arrival:  Saturday at 3:00 PM           Supper served at 5:30 PM
Program begins at 7:00 PM and concludes with breakfast on Saturday.
Cost:  $600.00

Contact  Us

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center
10 Evans Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
Tel: 207-284-5671
mariejosephcenter@nullyahoo.com