RetreatsThe Oblates treasure every opportunity to accompany souls for a time of retreat.  Ven. Lanteri considered the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius “a sure method for everyone to become a saint, a great saint, and quickly.”  There are a number of reasons for this, including that the Exercises are designed to meet each person right where he or she is.

There are a variety of retreats, programs, and gatherings that are offered. At the heart of the retreats offered at St. Joseph are the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which are a directed retreat experience. A directed retreat is an extended one-on-one encounter with God structured to include exploration of the matters of the heart, daily hours of contemplation and meditation, moments of recreational activity, and daily meetings with a spiritual director.

The Oblates are experts at adapting retreats to meet the needs and schedules of each person who comes in search of the Lord.  To inquire about the possibility of a retreat at St. Joseph Retreat House or with an Oblate director at some other location, please contact us 617-698-6785, ext. 102, or by email at

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