Upcoming Events, Workshops, and Seminars
February 14 – March 28, 2021 Lenten Armchair Retreat
Orientation: February 14, 2021 at 1:30
Spend this Lent learning how to pray with the Word of God with the experience of spiritual direction. You need only commit yourself to praying 30 minutes each day in your own home and meeting with a spiritual director once a week.
***Space is limited and registration is required ***
registration requests must be received no later than February 9, 2020
Freewill Offering will be accepted
Please click here to Register On-line: 2021 Lenten Armchair Retreat
Directed Silent Retreats
Directed silent retreats are a wonderful experience for people in every stage of the spiritual life. If it is your first time, you can learn the value of silence in prayer and life in general. If you have made retreats before, come for deeper growth and personal restoration. These retreats include a daily meeting with a spiritual director to discuss your prayer and experience in a beautiful retreat setting near Denver. Come away for five days of spiritual renewal – in whatever time you have to be still and know God.
Next Retreat: Mother Cabrini Shrine April 14-18, 2021
Cost is $360 for 5 days, $270 for 4 days or $180 for 3 days
April 14-18, 2021| Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden, CO
Please click here to Register On-line: 2021 Spring Silent Retreat (Please note that we will be processing applications for the 2021 retreat beginning in January)
8-Day Retreat at Singing River Ranch, Evergreen May 14—22, 2021
Details coming soon!
April 10-11, 2021: Seminar/Retreat with Father Timothy Gallagher: Guidance for a Greater Discernment of Spirits: St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Second Set of Rules for Discernment
In this two-day seminar, Father Timothy Gallagher will guide an in-depth look at St. Ignatius’s second set of rules for discernment. With a careful examination of Ignatius’s text and abundant concrete examples, the wisdom of these rules will emerge. Through them, we find clarity of discernment in otherwise confusing situations. The weekend will include talks, times of reflection, and group discussion. The seminar is for all who are familiar with the First Week Rules and desire a deeper practical grasp of the Second Week Rules.
Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher for a seminar/retreat on the “Guidance for a Greater Discernment of Spirits: St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Second Set of Rules for Discernment.” For those familiar with Fr. Gallagher’s “Spiritual Consolation” book, this is the teaching you have been waiting for!!!
This is an incredible opportunity to dive deeper than ever before into the 8 Rules of Greater Discernment of Spirits, which will take place over 2 days. Attendance may be online or in person (space is limited).
Cost $50 | 2 Days April 10-11, 2021
Please click here to Register On-line: Second Set of Rules Seminar
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat and Spirituality Center: https://olph-retreat.org/
Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House: www.goodcounselretreat.com
Download: How to Prepare for a Virtual Retreat.pdf
Fr. Gallagher has published his most recent book of the topic, Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: The Wisdom and Spiritual Power of Venerable Bruno Lanteri. Learn practical ways to find peace amid your spiritual struggles and patience in the face of intense trials. Moreover, learn to profit spiritually from the afflictions that beset you by knowing how to recognize the enemy and reject his wiles.
Online Directed Retreats
On March 25, 1811, Venerable Bruno Lanteri, the founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, was placed under house arrest by Napoleon in the Italian countryside. During this time of persecution of the Church, he was to remain imprisoned and under surveillance for three years until the fall of Napoleon in 1814.
These three years were a time of almost complete solitude for Father Lanteri. Rather than lamenting his house arrest, Lanteri used this time to pray, attaining the highest levels of contemplation. Ironically, he would later say that the favor of his house arrest by Napoleon was “one of the most beautiful of my life.”
During the current health crisis, many people who would like to make a retreat must remain at home for an extended period of time. As long as the crisis lasts, we will offer online our 3-day, 5-day, and 8-day retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Like Father Lanteri, we may use this time for our spiritual growth.
In these online retreats. Fr. Mark Yavarone, OMV or Fr. Lino Estadilla, OMV, trained spiritual directors, will meet with you for an hour each day via a link provided to you, to help you to pray and to recognize how God is speaking. You should already have a bible and journal available for your use. We will email you any additional materials needed as the retreat unfolds.
The cost will be as follows:
3-day online retreat–$ 132.23
5-day online retreat–$ 203.98
8-day online retreat–$ 306.48
You must have the ability to communicate by a computer, phone or laptop equipped with audio and camera. Your home should be quiet enough to allow for prayer. You are also responsible for making sure that your sessions are in a place in your home where you will not be overheard if you do not wish to be.
All information will be confidential, and password protected. If you would like to make an online retreat, please email Denise Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org and a code will be provided for your online registration. You will have to fill out an application for approval. Please allow 7 days to arrange from your completed application until the beginning of your retreat.
For more information visit the website at: https://olph-retreat.org/online-directed-retreat