Private Retreats

Private Retreats

Need Some Time Away? Sometimes you just need a little personal time away from the world. Or, maybe a weekend retreat just won't fit your schedule.

Well, we have the perfect thing for you!

Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.

Matthew 6:31

Personal Retreat Days

A Personal Retreat Day is a chance to a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in a day filled with reflection, prayer, and spiritual growth. Our experienced spiritual directors will be there to provide personalized guidance, helping you deepen your relationship with God in a meaningful way. Plan a day to nourish your soul, strengthen your faith, and engage in a day of prayer and participation in the Sacraments. 

 

Dates 
  • Friday, June 7, 2024  | Register
  • Friday, August 23, 2024  | Register
  • Friday, October 25, 2024  | Register
  • Friday, December 20, 2024 (Advent) | Register
  • Friday, Jan 10, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, Feb 14, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, Mar 7, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, May 16, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, Jun 20, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, Sep 26, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, Oct 10, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, Nov 14, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Friday, Dec 12, 2025 | Registration coming soon
  • Typically scheduled on a weekday, 9am-4pm.
  • Experienced retreat master will guide you to a place of rest with Christ, but you control your prayer time, allowing you to follow wherever the Holy Spirit leads you.
  • Option: one-on-one spiritual direction with trained guide.
  • Mass and Eucharistic Adoration included in the schedule, plus the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be made available.
  • Lunch & snacks provided.

9:00 AM Arrival/Check-In

9:15       Orientation

9:30         Guided Meditation

10-12:00 Noon Personal Prayer time/Optional Private meetings with Retreat Master

12:00 Noon  Mass

12:30-1:15   Lunch & Rest Time

1:15-2:40 Personal Prayer time

2:45-3:45 Holy Hour/Confessions

3:45-4:00 Benediction & Farewell

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

$108 per person if registered prior to the Early-Bird deadline; price increases to $135 thereafter.

 

Private Retreats

Embark on a journey of solitude and reflection during a Private Retreat set in peaceful setting of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center. Private retreats are made without a leader or a director. Individual private retreats are just that...individual and private. 

Following an initial orientation, you are free to delve into your spiritual journey at your own speed. Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center and enhance your connection with God independently, without the guidance of a spiritual director.

Dates:
  • October 4-6, 2024 (Women only) | Register
  • December 6-8, 2024 (Men and Women)  | Register
  • Jan 30-Feb 2, 2025 (Women only) | Registration coming soon
  • Mar 21-23, 2025 (Men & Women) | Registration coming soon
  • Apr 3-6, 2025 (Men only) | Registration coming soon
  • Apr 11-13, 2025 (Women only) | Registration coming soon
  • Jun 6-8, 2025 (Men & Women) | Registration coming soon
  • Jul 10-13, 2025 (Women only) | Registration coming soon
  • Oct 3-5, 2025 (Women only) | Registration coming soon
  • Dec 5-7, 2025 (Men & Women) | Registration coming soon
     
  • Typically scheduled to coincide with preached retreat.

  •  Daily Structure : The basic structure of the day consists of the three meals, plus the Celebration of the Eucharist, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and optional adoration.  This offers a simple structure of community activities for the day and allows for plenty of personal time for prayer.    

  • Silence: Silence alone powerfully opens the soul to the movements of God.  We ask that retreatants keep exterior silence for their own benefit and to respect others.  We also encourage retreatants to keep interior silence by disconnecting from the noise of the world and unplugging from electronic devices for the duration of the retreat.  Keeping silence may sound daunting, but you will be in an interior dialogue with the Lord.  Note: complete silence cannot be guaranteed, especially during weekdays.

  • What to bring :You will have a private bedroom.  You will want to bring other personal toiletries and medications, comfortable clothes, and footwear for walking if you desire.  Bibles and other spiritual reading is avaible from our lending library and bookstore.   

       

 

Basic Daily Schedule:

Day 1

  • 4:30 pm          Arrival, Check-in
  • 5:30                 Welcome Reception / 
  • 6:00                 Dinner
  • 6:45                 Introductory Conference
  • 7:30                 Mass
  • 9:30                 Retire

Day 2 (and subsequent days for longer retreats)

  • 7:15am            Morning Prayer 
  • 7:30                 Breakfast
  • 12:00 pm         Angelus & Lunch
  • 4:15                 Mass
  • 5:15                 Dinner
  • 8:30                 Holy Hour / Confessions/Benediction
  • 9:30                 Retire

Final Day

  • 6:50 am           Morning Prayer 
  • 7:00                 Breakfast
  • 12:00 pm         Mass
  • 1:00                 Lunch and conclusion in dining room, depart after lunch

A private bedroom will be available for your use during the day. Each bedroom is outfitted with a bed, desk, sink and water closet.

Friday evening-Sunday afternoon: $276 per person.

Week-Long: $506 per person.

Options available for shorter stays. Please contact us for more information.