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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.

Upcoming Retreat: Mother Cabrini Shrine November 20-22, 2020 – NOTE: This retreat is ALMOST FULL

Cost is $160 for 3 days 
Please click here to Register On-line: 2020 Fall Silent Retreat
November 20-22, 2020 | 3-Days| Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden, CO 

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

8-Day Retreat at Singing River Ranch, Evergreen May 14—22, 2021

Details coming soon!

Upcoming Events, Workshops, and Seminars

December 4-5, 2020: Online Workshop on Forgiveness with Patty Merlot

All of the major religious traditions tell us to forgive. In fact, most of us struggle with forgiveness. Painful events from our past continue to poison our present thoughts and/or feelings. But the struggle does not mean that our desire is insincere, or that we are unable 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 occurred yesterday or years ago — and what to do when the hurtful behavior is likely to continue into the future.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will know:
  • what forgiveness is/is not
  • the benefits of forgiveness
  • the process of forgiveness
  • rituals of forgiveness
Patty Merlo, MPM, holds a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Madonna University, trained as a hospital chaplain and has completed the internship in Spiritual Direction and Ignatian Spirituality at Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center.  She has taught on the high school and college levels, served as a DRE and currently ministers as a spiritual director and retreat leader.

Due to COVID-19, the format for this workshop will be online.

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

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


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-line2021 Lenten Armchair Retreat

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

Fr. Timothy Gallagher OMVJoin 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).

This will provide over 8 hours of formation with Fr. Timothy Gallagher, the renowned spiritual master of the Discernment of Spirits!

Cost $50 | 2 Days April 10-11, 2021
Please click here to Register On-line:    Second Set of Rules Seminar


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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