Going Deeper, 4-Day Retreats

Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.

St John Of The Cross1
St. John of the Cross

The 4-day Spiritual Exercises experience is recommended for those who are already familiar with silent retreats in the Ignatian style of the exercises and are accustomed to mental prayer on a daily basis. 

Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.  St. John of the Cross

This directed format offers two special treats for the individual soul. The first is that there is more time for personal prayer as the guided meditations delve deeper into life, death and resurrection of Christ. Secondly, you receive a special, tailored perspective that sheds new light on the Spiritual Exercises and offers a greater experience of contemplative prayer and how to apply it in daily life.

2020 Retreats for Women

 

 

Looking for a Men's retreat?
At present, we only offer this format for women. As interest grows, we hope to expand our programing to offer this longer format for men, as well. Let us know what you think!

In the meantime, please consider a 3-day format to give your soul the nourishment for which it is longing.          Click here to find more retreats          

We need no wings to go in search of God,  but have only to find a place where we can be alone and look upon Him present within us…

Francois Gerard   St Theresa Detail
St. Theresa of Avila

Thursday

6:15 pm   Welcome reception
6:45     Dinner
7:15     Introductory Conference
8:00     Eucharistic Celebration
8:30     Holy Hour with points and Night Prayers
9:30     Rest

Friday and Saturday

7:30     Morning Prayers
7:45     Breakfast
8:30     Meditation
9:30     Free Time
10:00   First Conference
11:00   Free Time
12:00   Angelus, Eucharistic Celebration
12:30   Lunch, free time
2:00     Meditation
3:00     Free Time
3:30     Way of the Cross
4:00     Free Time
4:30     Meditation
5:30     Free Time
6:00     Dinner
7:00     Meditation
8:00     Free Time
8:30     Holy Hour with points and Night Prayers
9:30     Rest

Sunday

7:30     Morning Prayers
7:45     Breakfast
8:15     Ninth Meditation
9:15     Free Time
9:45     Second Conference
10:30   Free Time
11:00   Tenth Meditation
12:00   Free Time
12:30   Angelus, Eucharistic Celebration

What should I bring?
OLB will provide you with linens, towels & Retreat materials.  Here is a list of some things you may want to bring for your comfort:

  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Casual clothes and dressier ones for Sunday Mass
  • Bible 
  • Rosary

 

Do you really think I can be silent?

“Let us not be afraid to be silent outside and inside ourselves, so that we are able not only to perceive God’s voice, but also the voice of the person next to us, the voices of others."  --Pope Benedict XVI, July 4, 2010

Silence does not equal boredom! It is one of the key elements to the success of any retreat. God speaks to us in the silence of our hearts and so it is necessary to maintain an external and internal silence.  Here are some tips to help you prepare and maintain silence during your retreat:

  • Don’t bring any mobile or electronic devices, such as smart phones, laptops, etc. 
  • If absolutely necessary to have your phone, switch it to off or set it in airplane mode.
  • Put all “pendings” and “to do” items in God’s hands…if you take care of His things, He’ll take care of yours!

 

Can I bring my infant?

We love infants and small children, however they can be a distraction to you and others who are trying to focus during a silent retreat.  In order to keep the spirit of silence and prayer, we cannot accomodate infants or small children on our silent retreats.  Thank you for your understanding.

$330 per person
In addition to the high-quality programming of our retreats, your registration fee includes retreat materials, meals, and lodging.

Cancellation/Refund/Transfer Policy

We understand that things happen in life requiring you to change your schedule To cancel your registration and request a refund, you must notify us at least 7 days before your scheduled retreat begins. Please keep in mind that all registrations include a non-refundable $75 processing fee. Cancellations made within 7 days of the retreat are 100% non-refundable. 

What are the Spiritual Exercises?

The Spiritual Exercises are an opportunity to retreat from the hectic, noisy world and encounter Jesus Christ in a more profound and personal way. These retreats touch on so many important aspects of the spiritual life. The central principles are self-knowledge, discernment of God’s will, and the decision to follow Christ our Lord more closely. 

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