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Silent Retreats

 Many individuals feel that observing silence during a weekend or three night retreat removes outside distractions enabling them to relax interruption free while clearly focusing on their relationship with the Lord. Our Silent Retreats create an opportunity for people to experience inner silence as the typical talks or conferences on our yearly theme are given by our presenters.

On our Silent Retreats we ask retreatants to refrain from talking to anyone except their confessor or spiritual director. You will be able to sing to hymns as respond at Mass as usual. We begin the silence after the first night prayer and end the silence after the last conference on the last day of the retreat. 

These are the silent retreats offered this year:

Women's Palm Sunday Retreat

Silent Retreat Weekends

(Open to both men and women)

Men's Retreat in October 2017     

 View Silent Retreat Brochure


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is discord, union;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is error, truth;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy...

                                                                   - attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi



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