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...Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart.” Based on his recent book, this retreat will allow participants to consider how they might truly inhabit the one life they are given. Through story, poetry, journaling and dialogue, Mark will explore how hard work and authenticity ready us for meaning and grace. Wisdom indeed waits in one’s heart.

PLACE: Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA
DATES: July 8-14, 2019
DESCRIPTION: Contemplative retreat week with Michael Fish, OSB Cam: “The Camino-Life’s Journey.” A gifted story-teller, Fr. Michael draws on his multiple experiences of walking the Camino de Santiago, inviting participants into the Camino experience as a way of discovering a new way of being in ourselves, in the world and in prayer. Michael is a monk of the New Camaldoli Hermitage, residing in Santa Cruz, CA, as a hermit balancing periods of solitude with his ministerial outreach in spiritual direction and leading retreats.

PLACE: Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA
DATES: November 14-17, 2019
DESCRIPTION: Weekend scriptural retreat with Ron Rolheiser, OMI - “Listening for the Heartbeat of God: Discipleship in John’s Gospel. Popular retreat leader and syndicated columnist Fr. Ron Rolheiser will bring John’s Gospel and Christian discipleship into focus in this contemplative retreat. Join Fr. Ron and the beloved disciple John to explore, listen to and rest in the heartbeat of God as we examine John’s mystical description of discipleship.

PLACE: Spiritual Ministry Center, San Diego, CA
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: Religious of Sacred Heart offer year-round directed and private retreat, including the 30-day Spiritual Exercises and self-directed sabbaticals. We are one-and-a-half blocks from the ocean in comfortable townhouses with large private rooms and baths. Contact: Spirituality Ministry Center, 4822 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92017. Phone: (619) 224-9444 or email:


PLACE: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, IA
DATES: Spring 2019
DESCRIPTION: Prairiewoods Spirituality in the 21st Century event, April 12–13, welcomes noted authors Charles Eisenstein “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible” and Bayo Akomolafe “These Wilds Beyond Our Fences” and musician-of-Earth Sara Thomsen to explore the chaotic and mysterious uncertainty of living between two stories, one replete with hierarchy and embedded dualisms, one leaning into inter-being. For more information, contact Prairiewoods at or (319) 395-6700.

PLACE: Shalom Spirituality Center, Dubuque, IA
DATES: March 22-24, April 12-14, June 2-7, June 13-15, July 14-19, July 28-August 2
DESCRIPTION: | 563-582-3592. Providing retreats for the mind, body, soul, and spirit! A relaxing, restful, restorative environment ideal for prayer, reflection, and introspection. 2019 Retreats (call us or visit our website for further details): March 22-24: “The Heart of Compassion”, a great topic for Lent; director: social worker Ellie Hyatt. April 12-14: “Confronting the Collective Dark Night and Journeying Toward Hope”, an important and timely message responding to the upheaval our world is facing today; director: Br. Don Bisson FMS. June 2-7: “The Challenge of Interiority”, focused on creating a rich inner life of faith, prayer, community, and ministry to self; director: Fr. Simeon Gallagher OFMCap. June 13-15: “Grounding Our Earth-Centered Spirituality”, strengthening the roots of our spiritual life; director: Fr. Diarmuid O’Murchu MSC. July 14-19: “Jesus and the Women of the Gospels: Traveling Together on the Path of Discipleship”, Jesus’ encounters with women in various accounts of the gospels; director: Sr. Wendy Cotter CSJ. July 28-August 2: “Christ, the Living Heart of the Cosmos”, offering reflections and practices for deepened participation in ecospirituality; director: Sr. Mary Frohlich RSCJ.

PLACE :Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS
DATES: July 5-12, 2019
DESCRIPTION: Roots, Charism, and Mission - A Retreat with Jean-Pierre Medaille, S.J. co-founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Retreat Director: Marcia Allen, CSJ. A Retreat for Sisters, Associates, All who are part of “The Family of Joseph” AND who are desiring a deeper relationship with God through a deeper exploration of the meaning of the CSSJ charism and mission. We will let Jean Pierre Medaille lead us. Bring copies of the Maxims of the Little Institute, Maxims of Perfection, The Primitive Constitutions and the Reglements/ Eucharistic Letter. Email:

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS
DATES: June 23-30, 2019
DESCRIPTION: Making Lace: Story-ing Grace. In this week we will allow lace making to nudge us into contemplative space as we create beauty at one with the Divine Artist. We will also take time to consider God’s loving creativity in our lives through poetry—our own and that of others. Each day will include instruction in bobbin lace making, daily communal prayer and communal conversation, as well as daily spiritual input and a reflection guide for personal prayer. Email:

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS
DATES: June 9-15, 2019
DESCRIPTION: Dancing within the Heart of the Holy One. Retreat Director: Linda Neil, CSJ. The Holy One dances throughout the cosmos in three-fold splendor. Creation, clothed in majesty mirrors Divine love and compassion, inviting us into relationship. This retreat will call us to deeper awareness and participation in the dance of living and loving. Each morning we will engage in a reflective presentation that will prayerfully weave our daily theme with art, music, literature, scripture and even dance! Email:

PLACE: Marillac Center, Sisters of Charity, Leavenworth, KS
DATES: Summer and Fall 2019
DESCRIPTION: Perfect setting on spacious grounds for solitude, reflection and prayer, musicians enhance daily Eucharist, private rooms/ bath. April 14-20 Holy Week: Who are the Prophets Today –Richard Gielow, CM May 28 – June 4, 2019 – Come Follow Me—The Jesus who Calls Us Wendy Cotter. Directed Retreats: April 14-20, May 28–June 4th and September 23- Octo...