But, in order to hear the voice of God,
one has to have silence in one's soul...
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.
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.
Jun 4-6, 2021
|Retreat For Men
Preacher: Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC
This weekend silent retreat will focus on the first stage of St. Ignatius’ spiritual exercises dedicated to the principal and foundation of our lives in God. You will learn how to grow in your mental prayer, as well as how to discern the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life. Themes will cover our the purpose of our existence, the reality of sin in our lives, the eternal truths and God’s mercy. Time for individual spiritual direction from one of our priests will be available.
Aug 20-22, 2021
Retreat For Men
Oct 1-3, 2021
|Retreat for Women
|Dec 3-5, 2021||Advent Retreat for Women
Dec 17-19, 2021
|Advent Retreat for Men
**Please Note: the retreats listed above are all In-Person Only. If you are interested in attending a Virtual Retreat from wherever you are, please follow the link below.
4:30 pm Arrival /Register
7:00 Introduction Conference
8:45 Eucharistic Hour w/Meditation
9:45 Night Prayers/Benediction
6:45 am Rise
7:25 Morning Prayers, in Chapel
10:00 Free Time
11:15 Free Time
12:00 pm Angelus/Lunch
12:45 Free Time
1:30 Stations of the Cross
2:00 Free Time
3:30 Free Time
4:45 Personal Questionnaire
7:00 Exposition w/Meditation
7:30 Adoration, personal prayer
8:30 Points for Meditation
9:00 Night Prayers/Benediction
6:45 am Rise
7:10 Morning Prayers, in Chapel
7:15 Meditation in Chapel
10:00 Free Time
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:
- Alarm clock
- Casual clothes and dressier ones for Sunday Mass
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.
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.