CANCELLED HOLY WEEK SILENT RETREAT Monday, April 6-Wednesday, April 8, 2020
the poignant Stations of the Cross as the framework for reflection,
this silent retreat will examine the place where the struggles of our
lives intersect with the struggles of the Way of the Cross. Christ knew
his pain and suffering would be redeemed by God, often times we aren't
sure the same is true for us. Yet, all suffering finds its redemption in
Christ's Suffering, this is the lesson of Holy Week.
silence and the liturgy of the monastery provide an environment where
the space between us and God becomes thinner. Come to the desert to
think on pain and suffering. Come to the desert to prepare your heart
and mine for the events of Holy Week. (Please note: This
retreat is conducted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week. It is
intentionally designed to give participants the opportunity to retreat
during Holy Week, without missing their own parish's observances of
Maundy Thursday. Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Plan to arrive for noon
Mass and lunch on Monday. Our first official gathering will begin in
the Lodge just after lunch. We will conclude on Wednesday with a closing
and benediction following lunch. Stay for this final session and commit
to the whole retreat experience.)
Presenter: Lisa Marion, Obl.OSB Room, Board, and tuition: $220 single; $192.50 each shared
Lisa Marion is
an oblate of Valyermo and Spiritual Director in Orange County. An
energetic leader, she has over 25 years of pastoral experience
ministering to people of all ages and stages of life. Leading numerous
events both locally and nationally, she conveys her awareness of God and
his love with a subtle yet honest sense of humor. For more information
about Lisa and her ministry visit: www.dailypax.com -- subscribe to join her growing community of those seeking peace and spiritual growth.
________________________________________________ CANCELLED TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
has way of making so many demands on our time and energy. Sometimes the
harder we try the more frustrating it can become. Taking time out to
slow down and refocus can do wonders for our mind, body and spirit.
often offers us many challenges but you do not have to go it alone. On
this one-day retreat, you will
learn some very valuable and workable techniques that can assist you in
your daily life. Christ is present among us and offers us His "Light" to
guide our way. It is possible to turn a life of chaos into a life of
peace and calm.
Presenter:Sr. Joan Marie Sasse, OSB Donation: $45 per person includes tuition, morning beverages, and lunch after Mass
Sr. Joan Marie Sasse is a Benedictine Sister who was a member of Holy Spirit Monastery in
Grand Terrace for many years. When the Community left California in
2012, she joined St. Lucy's Benedictine Community in Glendora. Sr. Joan
Marie has earned degrees in Education, Theology, and Neuro Linguistic
Programming. She was a teacher and school administrator in various
elementary schools for over twenty years and served as a Parish
Administrator or Pastoral Associate for thirteen years. Sr. Joan Marie
was a Retreat Director at Serra Retreat House in Malibu for five years
where she published five Meditation CD's and two CD's for
self-improvement. Sr. Joan Marie currently gives weekly Retreats at
Grand Terrace, CA.
________________________________________________ CANCELLED SACRED TRIDUUM Thursday, April 9-Sunday, April 12, 2020
Sacred Triduum is the holiest time of the liturgical cycle of the
Church. You are invited to share the monastic experience of this sacred
liturgy beginning on Holy Thursday and concluding on Easter Sunday. (Since
this time is rooted in silence and reflection, we ask that you plan to
arrive in sufficient time to be settled in your rooms before 4pm)
Room and board: $385 single; $316.50 each shared
____________________________________________________ CANCELLED TRANSFORMATION FOR A NEW CREATION Friday, April 24-Sunday, April 26, 2020 This weekend retreat will explore the mysticism of two of the 20th century's profound spiritual mentors: the French Jesuit scientist Teilhard de Chardin and the American philosopher and contemplative practitioner Beatrice Bruteau. Her theology rests on Teilhard's vision. Whereas Teilhard saw the grand cosmic scheme of Christ in evolution, Beatrice developed an understanding of the human person in evolution. She invites us to participate in the divine ecstasy that leads to personal transformation and a new creation.
Presenter: Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam Room, board, and tuition: $275 single; $220 each shared
Fr. Stephen Coffey,
a Massachusetts native, is a monk of the Camaldolese Congregation of
the Order of St. Benedict and lives at the Monastery of the Risen Christ
in San Luis Obispo, where he is director of oblates. He is a retreat
director, spiritual director, and is involved in other formation
ministries at the Hermitage in Big Sur and at San Lorenzo Seminary in
Santa Ynez. He is a graduate of St. John's School of Theology in
Collegeville, MN and holds degrees in Christian Spirituality from
Creighton in Omaha and in Pastoral Leadership from Chaminade in
CANCELLED SPRING ARTISTS' RETREAT Monday, April 27-Thursday, April 30, 2020
retreat is open to artists at all levels including beginners.
Photographers, sculptors, and writers are also welcome to come and
experience the colors and beauty of the high desert in the setting of
the monastery. Escape the stress of daily life while deepening a
spiritual vision in your art. (A materials list will be provided.)
Presenter: Deloris Haddow, Obl.OSB Room, Board, and tuition: $330 single; $287.50 each shared
is an oblate of Valyermo. She is an artist and educator who studied in
Europe, Ukraine, and Iran. She is involved with the California Plein
Air Association and is a member of Faith and Forum, a liturgical art
organization. She is a spiritual director/facilitator for adults,
leading retreats and workshops on centering prayer.
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