March 2018

MARCH 2018

Monday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Examining the last days of Christ's life, this silent retreat will focus on His betrayal, suffering, and death. These painful events inform our own struggle through difficult relationships, unstable health, times of uncertainty, and the search for that illusive thing called hope. All suffering finds its redemption in Christ's suffering. This is the lesson of Holy Week.

No formal reflections will be given by the leader. Directed quiet activities will be available and the group will meet to share discoveries. The intention is to give the Holy Spirit room to guide, direct, and instruct each participant as is best for them. The desert silence and the liturgies of the monastery will provide an environment where the space between us and God becomes thinner.

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.

Presenter: Lisa Marion
Room, board, and tuition: $200 single / $175 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. Having experienced many seasons of trial and suffering, Lisa is well equipped to journey with others through their own trials and seasons of struggle. Her attunement to the Holy Spirit makes her uniquely gifted for this ministry. For more information about Lisa and her ministry visit: - subscribe to join her growing community of those seeking peace and spiritual growth.


Thursday, March 29 - Sunday, April 1, 2018

The 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 4 PM.

Room and board: $350 single / $287.50 each shared


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