Retreats

The Church in the Modern World

Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The conferences will address issues related to the evangelizing mission of the Church’s sons and daughters, those who “are united to Christ and guided by the holy Spirit,” as described in the magis...


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Children of Abraham

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

Abraham is the father of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This retreat will explore who Abraham was; what Jews, Christians, and Muslims have in common and ho...


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Environmental Spirituality

Friday, October 12, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Laudato Sí, the 2015 papal encyclical by Pope Francis, expresses the Church’s concern over facing global environmental deterioration due to human activity and climate change. Conferences w...


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Key Themes in the Gospel of Mark: Challenges for Preaching and Pastoral Practice

Monday, October 15, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat)

This retreat for priests will explore some of the key themes in the Gospel of Mark that are important for preaching and the way priests carry out their pastoral practice.<...


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Pardon My Perfection

Friday, November 2, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The closer we seem to get to God, the more entitled we feel to criticize everyone who hasn’t attained our spiritual heights. The Pharisee continues to trash the publican (Luke 18:9-14). Conferences...


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Pray Your Way to Happiness

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Thursday, November 8, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat)

We often think of prayer as an obligation to God. Actually, prayer is the very substance of life, the key to strength and joy, here and hereafter. This retreat is a practi...


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Creative Grieving: Confronting Loss

Friday, November 9, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Our lives are filled with many experiences of loss: broken relationships, lost friends, change of work or living place and, ultimately, the death of a loved one. This retreat will explore how to cr...


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The Birth of Jesus According to the Gospel of Luke

Friday, November 16, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat looks forward to Advent and Christmas. The focus will be on the first two chapters of Luke’s gospel, which sets forth Luke’s version of the birth of the Messiah.


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Contemplative Living

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The conferences will explore the topic of deep prayer as gleaned from the mystical tradition of the Church. Contemplation is not something for only monks and nuns; it is a mode of prayer rooted in ...


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Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat

Friday, February 15, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Married Couples only) - So often our first impressions of people prove to be completely wrong. For a lasting relationship, we need to be open to the revelation of another to us. This retreat for c...


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Beyond First Impressions: A Couples Retreat

Friday, March 15, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Second Married Couples Retreat) – So often our first impressions of people prove to be completely wrong. For a lasting relationship, we need to be open to the revelation of another to us. This ret...


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Freedom Through Forgiveness

Friday, March 22, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore the power of anger to keep us captive and practical ways in which the forgiveness taught by Jesus can free us. ($255 single, $425 double)


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A Weekend-long AA Meeting in 5 Sessions

Friday, March 29, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This is a maximum participation retreat centering on five questions: 1. What brought you to your knees and to surrender? What was your powerlessness and unmanageability like? 2. What made the diffe...


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Spiritual Integration: Fitness, Health and Physical Well-being

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

With Scripture and the Rule of St. Benedict as our guide, we will explore how a life of physical fitness and healthful eating lead us on a journey of self-knowledge, self-acceptance and se...


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The Leaven of Christ: That in All Things God May be Glorified!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Sunday, April 21, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Holy Week Retreat) – In the Gospel of Luke we read: To what can I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman mixed into three measures of flour until all of it was leavened. We are ...


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Thursday, April 25, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) – This retreat will focus on the holy Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today’s fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can...


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Reading the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry

Monday, April 29, 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019
Archabbey Guest and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat) $465 single.


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Being Creative, Being Divine: Freedom and an Ethics of Creativity

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Nicolai Berdyaev was a 20th-century Russian Orthodox philosopher and theologian who provided Christianity with a marvelous way of framing the spiritual life as a journey into freedom. Conferences w...


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The Jesus Prayer

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Thursday, May 9, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) – In this retreat, we will explore this treasure from the Eastern Church and look at ways of incorporating it into our own prayer practice. ($255 single, $425 double)


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The Practice of Christian Meditation

Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore the history, theology and practice of meditation in the Christian tradition. Regular practice of meditation draws us closer into the life of the Holy Trinity, and helps us...


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The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day Hands-on Workshop and Retreat

Friday, June 14, 2019 - Thursday, June 20, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Retreatants limited) – From the beginning, art has been used as a pathway toward spiritual insight and awareness. On this studio retreat, each participant will work in one of several media. Emphas...


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The Miracle of Chartres: A Close Look at a Gorgeous Gothic Cathedral and the Mysteries Behind It

Friday, June 28, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Most Gothic cathedrals took centuries to design and build. Chartres is a great exception – built in only 25 years. Its master builder, along with the talented stone sculptors and stained glass spec...


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Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song

Monday, July 1, 2019 - Friday, July 5, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Learn how the practice of Gregorian chant brings to life the Word of God in song, and study the intimate relationship between the proclaimed Word of God and its melodic setting. Learn a new way to ...


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Bringing to Life the Word of God in Song - Advanced

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Learn how the practice of Gregorian chant brings to life the Word of God in song, and study the intimate relationship between the proclaimed Word of God and its melodic setting. In this advanced se...


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A Step 11 Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics and Alanons

Friday, July 12, 2019 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(AA Retreat) – This retreat is for those seeking, through heartfelt prayer and meditation, to improve their conscious contract with God, as they understand Him, praying only for knowledge of His wi...


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Literature, God and Us

Friday, July 19, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Reading can be a great way to explore our relationship with God and with others. In this retreat, we will look at how even our reading of fiction can be used to strengthen and explore our relations...


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Key Themes in the Gospel of Luke

Friday, August 2, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Key Themes in the Gospel of Luke. ($255 single, $425 double)


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Peace, the Benedictine Way

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - Thursday, August 22, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) – This retreat will focus on the holy Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today’s fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can be applied and ad...


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The Rosary Zone

Friday, August 23, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat looks at the origins and practice of the rosary through history, as well as its place as a magnificent contemporary way of prayer. ($255 single, $425 double)


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The Acts of the Apostles: Luke’s Vision of the Early Church

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

The Acts of the Apostles: Luke’s Vision of the Early Church ($255 single, $425 double)


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Unpacking the Vocation of Marriage

Friday, September 20, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

With the distractions of the world, children, jobs, volunteering, etc., the vocation aspect of marriage sometimes falls to the wayside. This retreat will provide inspirational experiences for coupl...


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Continuing the Mission of Mercy

Monday, September 23, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Deacons and Wives Retreat) – Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for 2016. While the jubilee year may be over, the Holy Father wishes that we continue the mission of mercy. Thi...


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The Art of Michelangelo: Sculptor, Painter, Poet

Friday, September 27, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

In the history of art, the Renaissance man sought to explore the marvel of the human. Returning to classical Greek and Roman roots, the artists of this age explored human creativity to reflect Divi...


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Gratitude

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Thursday, October 3, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Gratitude has been called the parent of the virtues. What place does it have in the life of a Christian disciple and how do we practice it? ($255 single, $425 double)


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Being Creative, Being Divine: Freedom and an Ethics of Creativity

Friday, October 11, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Nicolai Berdyaev was a 20th-century Russian Orthodox philosopher and theologian who provided Christianity with a marvelous way of framing the spiritual life as a journey into freedom. Conferences w...


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Reading the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Priests Retreat) Reading the Gospel of Luke: Challenges for Contemporary Priestly Ministry. ($465 single)


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A Weekend-long AA Meeting in 5 Sessions

Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 3, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This is a maximum participation retreat centering on five questions: 1. What brought you to your knees and to surrender? What was your powerlessness and unmanageability like? 2. What made the diffe...


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The Leaven of Christ: That in All Things God May be Glorified!

Friday, November 8, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

In the Gospel of Luke we read: To what can I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman mixed into three measures of flour until all of it was leavened. We are called and sent by Jes...


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Biblical Wisdom: What is it? Where can it be found?

Friday, November 15, 2019 - Sunday, November 17, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

Biblical Wisdom: What is it? Where can it be found? ($255 single, $425 double)


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Spiritual Themes from the Sunday Lectionary in the New Liturgical Year

Monday, November 18, 2019 - Friday, November 22, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

As priests, much of our spirituality comes from the Lectionary. The Sunday Lectionary is always before us as we prepare to minister to the people in our parishes. This retreat will look at broad sp...


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Preparing the Way: An Advent Retreat

Friday, November 29, 2019 - Sunday, December 1, 2019
Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will explore the various themes of this holy season of waiting and preparation by a study of the sacred Scriptures, customs and ritual expressions of our Christian tradition. Various m...


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