But, in order to hear the voice of God,
one has to have silence 
in one's soul...                                
-St. Faustina           

 

 

 

Classic 3-Day Retreat

If you have never been on a silent retreat or if this is your first time doing the Ignatian spiritual exercises, we recommend the Classic Three Day experience. 

This format is great for first-timers and those whose busy schedules won’t allow more than a weekend. Experience the essentials of the Spiritual Exercises in this intense weekend experience.

This version is designed to walk you through the dynamics of the Exercises with several guided meditations and conferences, as well as time for personal prayer. This option is also good for those who are learning to incorporate the program of life and a daily prayer routine into daily living. 

2019 Retreats for Men

  • Dec 20-22   Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC    Register  

2020 Retreats for Men

  • Jan 31-Feb 2 (Tracks with High School Boys Retreat)   

    • This weekend will track the Men's retreat with the High School Young Men's retreat. Great opportunity for father/son retreat experience!
    • Retreat Directors

                 

  • Feb 15-16 (Exodus 90 retreat, 1 night) Retreat Director: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC    Registration coming soon.

  • Mar 27-29 (lent)    Retreat Director: TBA                                    Register

  • Aug 21-24    Retreat Director: TBA                                                Register

  • Dec 18-20     Retreat Director: TBA                                                Register

Oct 4-6, 2019   Retreat Director: Glory Darbelly, CWRC     SOLD OUT

Dec 6-8, 2019       

  • This weekend will track the Women's retreat with the High School Young Women’s retreat. Great opportunity for Mother/Daughter retreat experience!
  • Retreat Directors
    • For the Women: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
    • For the Girls: Preacher: Amelia Hoover CWRC & Chaplain:Fr. Marino Ballestrem, LC
  • Girls retreat will require separate registration that is not yet active.

           Youth Registration                        Adult Registration

 

2020 Retreats

Jan 10-12, 2020   Retreat Director: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC                    Register

Mar 20-22, 2020 (Lent)    Retreat Director: Fr. Daniel Pajerski, LC       Register    

Jun 5-7, 2020   Retreat Director: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC                          Register

Oct 2-4            Retreat Director: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC                           Register

Dec 11-13, 2020

  • This weekend will track the Women's retreat with the High School Young Women’s retreat. Great opportunity for Mother/Daughter retreat experience!
  • Retreat Directors
    • For the Women: TBA
    • For the Girls: TBA
  • Girls retreat will require separate registration that is not yet active.

                Youth Registration               Adult Registration

 

 

I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Friday 

4:30 pm    Arrival /Register

5:45     Social

6:15     Dinner

7:00     Introduction Conference

8:00     Mass

8:45     Eucharistic Hour w/Meditation

9:45     Night Prayers/Benediction

10:00   Retire

 

Saturday

6:45 am    Rise

7:25     Morning Prayers, in Chapel

7:30     Mass 

8:15     Breakfast

9:00     Meditation

10:00   Free Time

10:30   Conference

11:15   Free Time

12:00 pm  Angelus/Lunch 

12:45   Free Time

1:30     Stations of the Cross

2:00     Free Time

2:30     Meditation

3:30     Free Time

4:00     Conference

4:45     Personal Questionnaire

6:00     Dinner

7:00     Exposition w/Meditation

7:30     Adoration, personal prayer

8:30     Points for Meditation

9:00     Night Prayers/Benediction

9:15     Retire 

 

Sunday

6:45 am    Rise

7:10     Morning Prayers, in Chapel

7:15     Meditation in Chapel

8:15     Breakfast

9:00     Conference

10:00   Free Time

11:00   Mass 

12:00pm Lunch w/Closing of Retreat

 

 

 

 

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.

$250 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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Your life will be changed!

Women's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

[This retreat] was such a life changing experience. I haven't known how to put it into words. I hope one day I can come again.

Women's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

I experienced Christ’s love in such a deep and profound way that I left completely transformed. I hope and pray that others will also have the grace and blessing to be able to attend.

Women's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

Incredible opportunity to grow spiritually and be quiet for once, without distractions.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

I would recommend the Spiritual Exercises weekends to anyone desiring for a deeper encounter with Christ.

Women's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

It was a peaceful, challenging, and much needed time to work on my relationships with Christ, whose patience I often strain, and whose attentions I sometimes ignore.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

Thank you for all the good work that you do for souls and for the Lord!

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

I had a wonderful experience with Fr. Peter. It was a lot to take in, but I enjoyed the discussions. It was a peaceful break from my hectic life.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

It’s good for your soul and faith life to step back from our daily lives and retreat to the Lord. It helps sharpen our faith and teach us ways to better live a Christian life.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

It is ordering and restorative to cut out all the noise of life and to just contemplate Christ and your place in His plan.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

Super good experience. Loved having the opportunity to retreat after more than 10 years. I’m glad that I came!

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

You don’t realize how much you need a retreat until you do one.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

A wonderful opportunity to experience spiritual growth, which, thanks to the very inspiriting words of Fr. Peter Hopkins, I believe I was very successful in achieving.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

This was a very powerful retreat. The meditations build on each other and the content and challenges get better and better through the weekend. Add in the opportunities for mass, general confession, spiritual direction and adoration, it all makes for a compelling weekend.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

It was fantastic. A much-needed spiritual re-charge.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat

What sets this retreat apart [from others I have attended] was the concrete treatment of the spiritual lessons that I believe St. Ignatius was trying to impart in the Exercises and their immediate applicability to one’s day-to-day live.

Men's Spiritual Exercises Retreat