Autumn Silent Directed Retreat

“If we really want to pray, we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of our hearts, God speaks.” ~ Mother Teresa

This is a time to reflect on where we come from, who we are, and where we are going; it is a time to turn our lives more faithfully to our Potter God, who continues to mold and shape our lives.

During this fall season, we are invited to smooth away the rough edges of our lives, and welcome the trimming of our companioning God. Earthen vessels in the making, we let God gently touch the clay of our lives in and through silence.

Come to this weekend of silence, prayer experiences, and the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director to find the gifts God offers in the silence.

Date & Time: Thurs., Oct. 17 at 5pm through Sun., Oct. 20, at 1pm

Presenter: Gaynell Cronin, Martha LaVallee, Judy Schiavo

Fee: $350


About the directors

Gaynell Cronin is a spiritual director, facilitator of group spiritual direction, and leader of contemplative prayer, retreats and parish  missions. Doorways to Holiness, with co-author Jack Rathschmidt, OFM, Cap, PhD, is her most recent book.

Martha Lavallee is a spiritual director and retreat facilitator who has been attentive to women’s stories in wisdom circles and workshops for years. She is an Associate of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, and is active in her Episcopal parish.

Judy Schiavo holds an MA in Secondary Education/Spanish from Seton Hall University, and an MS in Spirituality/ Spiritual Direction from Fordham University. After retiring from 43 years of teaching, Judy is now a full-time spiritual director and retreat director.

Directed Summer Retreat

Refreshing Summer Solitude: Directed Retreat

This silent, directed retreat invites participants to refresh their spirits and experience greater intimacy with God with days of rest and relaxation. Through a daily private meeting with an experienced spiritual director who will listen deeply and help retreatants be attentive to their unique stories, retreatants will allow God the hospitality of their attention. Daily liturgy will be available.

Time: Sun., June 25 at 5 pm through Sat., July 1 at 1 pm

Presenter: Nancy Erts, OP; Judy Schiavo; Maureen McMahon, RDC

Fee: $500 per person (Resident) or $350 for Commuter (All meals included)

Make sure you pack a bathing suit and beach towel!



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