Time Well Spent


With four Retreat Centers offering a diverse array of programs perhaps it is time for you to schedule some time for yourself, your family, and/or friends. Visit the website of the Retreat Center near you for a full schedule of activities and retreats.

Here are some of the offerings coming up over the next few months:

Holy Cross Retreat Center, Mesilla Park, New Mexico

Wed. Jan 24th Mass with Commemoration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 6:30pm. Rev. Jared Carson from Peace Lutheran Church will be the preacher.

The holy water font in the Chapel at Holy Cross Retreat Center.

Feb. 23-25 “Call to Conversion Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus and St. Francis.” Fr. Tom Smith invites us to examine those areas of our lives where we are called to conversion, to following Christ more fully. Individual room-$162.00. Shared room $128.00 each person. Commuter: $67.00 Call 575 524-3688 or email programs@holycrossretreat.org for more details and to make a reservation.

March 14 Lenten Day of Prayer 9:00 am till 7:00pm Holy Cross Retreat Center,
Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv. will lead a day of reflection and prayer to help us begin Lent, addressing questions like... “What kind of fasting should we consider?”“How can we prepare best for Holy Week?” There will be time for individual quiet, and confession during the day, two light meals, and Mass at 6:30pm. Suggested donation $15.00 or $20.00. Call 575 524 3688

Mar 30-31 "Holy Week—Holy Days”Holy Cross Retreat Center, Mesilla Park, NM
How do we make Holy Week feel like a holy time? Consider coming to Holy Cross Retreat House for a day and a half of prayer, fasting, and reflection on Good Friday and Holy Saturday morning. The retreat will be led by Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv. 8:30am Friday, March 30, Closing after lunch on Saturday, March 31st donation: single room $90.00; shared room $75.00 each; Commuter $45.00 Call 575 524 3688 to register.

Mar 23-25 Loosening the knots of anger, Healing through forgiveness
A women’s retreat led by Sr. Margarita Armendariz, Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, Individual room -$175.00 Shared room $135.00 each person. Commuter $75.00. Call 575 524-3688 or email programs@holycrossretreat.org for more details and to make a reservation. Deposit of $25.00 needed to hold a room. If finances are a concern, we will work with you.

Pilgrim House, Carey, Ohio

Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, OH

Feb 9-11, "MYSTICISM - The Heartbeat of God" - A retreat weekend for women and men to learn, discuss, and pray together drawing from treasures of the rich history of our Catholic spirituality. The offering for the weekend is $150/person for two nights accommodations, four meals and program materials. $95 for commuters.

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, Indiana

Statue of St. Francis at Mount St. Francis, IN

Feb 16-18, Weekend of Peace for Women - led by Judy Ribar

Mar 23-25, Passion Retreat, led by Brother Bob Baxter

Mar 23-25, Vocation Discernment Retreat

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, Minnesota

The Retreat Theme for 2018 is Towards a Spirituality of Joy: Love More - Laugh More - Be Not Afraid

The suggested offering for the weekend and midweek retreats is $160/person which includes room, meals, and program materials.

Feb 2-4, Men's Retreat Weekend

Feb 9-11, Married Couples Retreat - an opportunity to spend time together enhancing your relationship as well as your spiritual journey. Suggested offering is $320/couple.

Feb 16-18, Women's Weekend Retreat

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center at Prior Lake, MN

Feb 22, Lenten Day of Prayer

Mar 1, Lenten Day of Prayer

Mar 8, Lenten Day of Prayer

Mar 15, Lenten Day of Prayer

Mar 23-25, Women's Palm Sunday Weekend Retreat (Silent)

Mar 29-31, Men's Holy Week Retreat