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Weekend 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.

Retreat at the Abbey of St. Walburga Cancellation Notice Due to the COIVD-19 Pandemic:

Dear Retreatants,

It’s with sadness that we inform you that our Lanteri Center Fall Silent Retreat at the Abbey of St. Walburga has been cancelled. Due to COVID-19 the Sisters have decided not to re-open the Abbey to guests before 2021.

Mother Cabrini Shrine has offered us the opportunity to have a three day only Silent Retreat the weekend of November 20-22, 2020. Please let us know if you are interested in making a Retreat at that time.

We are so sorry for the inconvenience and disappointments caused by the Pandemic but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Next Retreat: Mother Cabrini Shrine November 20-22, 2020

Cost is $160 for 3 days 
Please click here to Register On-line: 2020 Fall Silent Retreat
Or for more information contact the Lanteri Center at (303) 298-1498 or lantericenter@omvusa.org.
November 20-22, 2020 | 3-Days| Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden, CO 


Seminar for Teaching Discernment with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Join Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V. for Teaching Discernment: A Seminar to Prepare Ignatian Teachers of Discernment August 26-29, 2021 at the Augustine Retreat Center in Conway, Michigan. The Teaching Discernment Seminar will include presentations by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V., small group discussion, practicum, daily Mass, and opportunities for prayer. This seminar is designed for Individuals who are acquainted with St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Fourteen Rules for the Discernment of Spirits (First Week Rules), individuals who wish to share the Fourteen Rules with others, and Individuals who wish to share the Fourteen Rules in programs of spiritual formation, parish groups, retreat settings, in the home with friends, and any similar setting. For more information contact elizabethgengle@gmail.com and to register visit: frtimothygallagher.org

Workshop on Forgiveness

Presented by: Patty Merlo, MA

All of the major religious traditions tell us to forgive.  In this interactive workshop, participants will learn what leads to the peacefulness and holistic benefits of forgiveness.  Participants will learn how to forgive — whether the hurtful event has been in the past, or continues in the present.

To RSVP for this event please click here: RSVP for Forgiveness Workshop

Or for more information contact the Lanteri Center at (303) 298-1498 or lantericenter@omvusa.org.

Cost $40 | 2 Days
Friday December 4, 2020 from 7pm – 9pm
and Saturday December 5, 2020 from 9am – 3pm


Other Resources

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat and Spirituality Center: https://olph-retreat.org/

Our Lady of Good Counsel Retreat House: www.goodcounselretreat.com

DownloadHow 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 riley@olph-retreat.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

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