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PLACE: Tucson, AZ

TIME: May 6-14, 2000

DESCRIPTION: The wisdom of early desert hermits, monastics and teachers will be the focus of this retreat at Picture Rocks Retreat in the Sonora Desert of Arizona. Scripture frequently uses wilderness imagery and we will consider our own life journeys and God's invitation to silence, waiting and pilgrimage as we enjoy the desert in bloom. Contact: Stillpoint Ministries, Inc., 51 Laurel Lane, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Phone/fax: (828) 669-0606.


PLACE: St. Scholastica Center, Fort Smith, AR

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Retreats by Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, "Heart of the Hunter," March 10-12; "The Secret Garden," July 16-22; "Table of Daily Life," Sept. 6-9; "Behold Your Life," Nov. 10-12. Retreats by Fr. Jose Tharakan, "Creating Abundance," Sept. 15-17; "Seven Steps to Health and Healing," May 19-21 and Dec. 8-10. "Healing the Inner Child," March 24-26, by Jeanette Goetz, pastoral counselor. "Couples: Nurturing and Understanding Intimate Relationships," Oct. 20-22, by Joe and Elaine Sullivan. Contact: St. Scholastica Center, PO Box 3489, Fort Smith, AR 72913. Phone: (501) 783-1135; fax: (501) 782-4352. For more information, visit Web sites: and


PLACE: Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Retreats open to all -- quiet, beauty, gardens, hiking trails, swimming availability; near San Francisco. June 16-22, "Earth Week" with Miriam MacGillis, OP, and Garth Gilchrist, inspiring in us a lifelong response of love in creating viable, life-sustaining modes of presence on the Earth. $350. July 2-9, "A Contemplative Scriptural Retreat" with Patrick O'Neil, OP. A silent retreat with common prayer, Eucharist, scriptural reflections. $325. Aug. 10-16, "Contemplative Ways of Being: Approaches to the Sacred" with Michael Fish, OSB Cam, of the Camoldolese community at Big Sur, Calif. Experiencing the deeper dimensions of our lives through silence, meditation, reflection, simple liturgies. $325. Write/call: Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia, San Rafael, CA 94901. Phone: (415) 457-7727; fax: (415) 457-2310. Email:

PLACE: Center for Spiritual Development, Orange, CA

TIME: Spring, summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: April 16-23, Holy Week guided/directed retreat; June 26-30, "Seeking the Face of God: Let Silence Take You to the Core of Life," contemplative retreat with David Hoover, MTS; July 17-24, Six-day, preached retreat with Gregory Comella, CPPS; July 31-Aug. 7, Six-day guided retreat with Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. For more information, or to register, write or call: Robert Cogswell, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange; CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406; fax: (714) 744-3176.

PLACE: La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, CA

TIME: June-August 2000

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy more than 46 acres of natural beauty. Coming retreats include: June 911, "Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics," Terry Richey; June 16-17, July 6-9, "Peace Retreat," Joanna Macy; July 9-14 and July 23-28, "Christian Family Retreat"; July 16-21, "15th Annual Women's Wholistic Retreat"; July 28-30, "Finding Hope in a Changing World," Marjory and Peter Bankson; Aug. 4-9, yoga and zen, Lu Bellamak and Desiree Rumbaugh. July and August programs with Lu Bellamak: "Deepening Partner Relationships," "Zen Art and Meditation," "Menopausal Creativity," "Spirit Drumming." July 28-30, "Yoga Therapy," Desiree Rumbaugh. Write or call: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Phone: (805) 969-5031. Web site:

PLACE : Spiritual Ministry Center, San Diego, CA

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Get away from heat, humidity and insects in temperate San Diego! We are a small, comfortable townhouse in suburban neighborhood. A one-block walk takes you to a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. We are only a few blocks from sandy beaches. Retreats from one to 30 days are individually directed by RSCJ directors. Spacious private rooms with private baths. Private patio for retreatants only. For further information contact us by any of the following means. Phone: (619) 224-9444; fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail: Web site: SMCWebpage.html


PLACE Mercy Center, Colorado Springs, CO

TIME: June 5-9 and June 19-23, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Mountains and Hills, Praise the Lord." Come pray and explore some of the most beautiful vistas in Colorado. Through the meditation of scriptures and outdoor visits throughout Colorado, we will meditate and ponder God's self-revelation through sacred signs and images. A journal workbook is provided to help you reflect, journal, draw and create poem/reflections of your God encounters. Mercy Center, Inc., 520 W. Buena Ventura, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Phone: (719) 633-2302; fax: (719) 633-1031.

PLACE: Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, CO

TIME: May 21-27; June 11-17; July 16-22, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Directed or private retreats will be offered on the above dates. Come to the mountains and experience a time for prayer; a time for creativity; a time to discover your personal gifts of wholeness, well being and healing; a time to experience the cool, clear summer nights that fill your soul with gratitude. Information: Sr. Marian Bellotti, OSB, 2577 N. Chelton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Phone: (719) 633-0655; fax: (719) 471-0403.

PLACE: Denver, CO

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Colorado wonderland Ignatian contemplative retreats. You'll not forget the beauty of God's creation. Write (sase) or call: Fr. Bob DeRouen, SJ, 3940 W. 53rd Ave., Denver, CO 80221-6568. Phone: (303) 480-3940.

PLACE: Benet Pines Retreat Center, Colorado Springs, CO

TIME: June through September 2000

DESCRIPTION: June 30-July 1, "Four Spiritual Troths of Buddhism/Christianity" given by Dr. James Finley; July 13-15, Fr. Tony D'Sousa presents "Spiritual Quest"; July 16-22, mountain hiking retreat with Sr. Jan and staff; July 23-30, couples mountain retreat with Sr. Clare and Fr. Art Schute; Aug. 24-26, fly fishing retreat with Jim Qualey in the back streams of Colorado; Sept. 21-24, Aspen hiking retreat with center staff members. The hiking and fishing retreats are day trips that take you into areas with breathtaking views with a return to the retreat center in mid-afternoon for renewal, prayer and evenings of relaxation. Contact: Benet Pines Retreat Center, 15780 Hwy. 83, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Phone: (719) 495-2574; fax: (719) 471-0403. E-mail:

PLACE: Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House, Sedalia, CO

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Situated on 280 acres in the foothills of the Rockies, surrounded by panoramic views of the beautiful mountains, the Jesuit Retreat House offers the perfect setting, for solitude, reflection and prayer. An experienced staff of Jesuits, women religious and lay retreat directors welcomes you to share in the richness of the Ignatian tradition. Directed, private, preached and 30-day silent retreats are available for clergy, religious and laity. Summer schedule for individually directed silent retreats: May 23-June 1, June 18-July 20 (30-day Spiritual Exercises), June 19-28, June 30-July 9, July 11-20, Aug. 21-30. Preached retreat, Aug. 10-17, presented by Fr. William McInnes, SJ. For information/brochure contact: Reservations Coordinator, Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat House, PO Box 185, Sedalia, CO 80135. Phone: (303) 688-4198, ext. 100.


PLACE: Villa Maria Ecumenical Retreat Center, Stamford, CT

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Bernardine Franciscan spirituality center. Hermitage, preached, guided, directed, private retreats. Days/evenings of recollection; desert/sabbath days. "Finding God in Pain, ongoing, Pat Jamison, CND; "Prayerful Relaxation," ongoing, Pam Cannella; "Return of Prodigal," March 18, Pat Jamison, CND; "Cancer, a Turning Point," March 23-29, July 6-12, Larry LeShan, PhD. March 24-26, directed prayer weekend; March 24-25, June 9-10, Nov. 3-4, reiki II; April 14-15, Sept. 8-9, reiki I, Joanne Slanga, OSF. May 5-7, "Blind and Physically Challenged"; May 28-29, Aug. 29-30, Sept. 4-5, adoration; June 18-24, July 16-22, preached; June 18-24, July 16-22, Aug. 6-12, directed; July 7-15, yoga institute, Lex Gillam; Aug. 6-12, holistic. Contact: Villa Maria Ecumenical Retreat Center, 159 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford, CT 06903-3499. Phone: (203) 322-0107; fax: (203) 595-0647. E-mail: Web site:


PLACE: King's House Retreat and Renewal Center (near St. Louis), Belleville, IL

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPIION: Summer 2000 retreats for women religious. Find restful quiet in secluded, 45 wooded acres, 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Retreats include "Proclaim Jubilee: A Year of God's Favor for the Restoration of the World," May 8-14, with Fr. Greg Gallagher, OMI; "The Eucharist: Mystery or Monotony," June 26-July 2, with Fr. Bob Morin, OMI; "Be What You See! Become What You Are!," July 16-22, with Fr. Lon Konold, OMI. Private rooms and baths. Massage and reiki available on all retreats. Further information: King's House, 700 N. 66th St., Belleville, IL 62223-3949. Phone toll-free: (800) 779-7909; fax: (618) 397-5123. E-mail:

PLACE: King's House Retreat and Renewal Center (near St. Louis), Belleville, IL

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Six full days of directed retreats with centering prayer experiences open to all. Join us in a climate of silence and solitude for two directed retreats. King's House Retreat and Renewal Center is located on 45 secluded, wooded acres just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Directed Retreat I, June 9-16; Directed Retreat II, July 23-30. Both include optional times for group centering prayer. Private rooms and baths. Reiki and full-body massage also available on an optional basis. For further information contact: King's House, 700 N. 66th St., Belleville, II, 62223-3949. Phone toll-free: (800) 779-7909; fax: (618) 397-5123. E-mail:

PLACE: King's House Retreat and Renewal Center (near St. Louis), Belleville, IL

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat" with Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI, and Sr. Marilyn Wussler, SSND, July 9-15. Join us in a climate of silence and solitude for three centering prayer experiences each day supported by conceptual content. King's House Retreat and Renewal Center is located on 45 secluded, wooded acres just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Private rooms and baths. Reiki and full-body massage also available on an optional basis For further information contact: King's House, 700 N. 66th St., Belleville, IL 62223-3949. Phone toll-free: (800) 779-7909; fax: (618) 397-5123. E-mail:

PLACE: Cenacle Retreat House and Spirituality Center, Warrenville, IL

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Open for group or private retreats and spiritual programs. Thirty miles west of Chicago on 42 acres of woodlands along the DuPage River. Spiritual directors available for guidance in prayer, meditation and discernment. Single/double rooms; massages on request; labyrinth. Upcoming programs: April 28-30, "Sacred Theatre 2000 -- A Book of the Lady: Virgin, Mother and Holy Friend", with Peggy Nash Rubin; June 9-14, "Living, Waters: A Retreat on Theresa of Avila and Carmelite Spirituality," with Joan Kellenberg, re; June 16-18, "Visioning: A Collage and Writing Workshop for Creating the Life of Your Dreams," with Lucia Capaccione, PhD, ATR, REAT; July 17-20, supervision workshop for spiritual directors with Maureen Conroy, RSM, DMin. Call for our complete brochure or visit us on the Web. Cenacle Retreat House and Spirituality Center, PO Box 797, 29W012 Batavia Road, Warrenville, IL 60555. Phone: (630) 393-1231; fax: (630) 393-2646. E-mail: Web site:


PLACE: Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, Beech Grove, IN

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Located within metropolitan Indianapolis, Benedict Inn offers a variety, of retreats year-round. PraYer with women's monastic community, individual spiritual direction and message are optional features. Large, indoor pool, fitness and art rooms, gym, library' and grounds are available for a holistic experience. Home-cooked meals, peaceful atmosphere, clean, attractive facilities and dedicated staff, who are attentive to special needs of each person, make Benedict Inn a welcome respite from the ordinary routine of life. For more information about retreats offered or, to schedule a private or directed retreat, write or call: Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107. Phone: (317) 788-7581; fax: (317) 782-3142. Web site:

PLACE: Lindenwood Retreat Center, Donaldson, IN

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Lindenwood overlooks Lake Gilbraith and is located 35 miles south of South Bend and one and a half hours. from Chicago. Nestled in a rural, wooded area, the retreat center showcases nature at its best. Rooms have individually-controlled heat/air-conditioning units with private baths. 2000 schedule: Eucharistic retreat, April 7-8; Triduum retreat, April 20-23; icon painting retreat, May 7-12; senior sisters retreat, Barnabas Diekemper, OFM, May 21-26. Conference retreats: Keith Hosey, June 25-30; Eugene Hensell, OSB, July 23-28. Directed retreats: Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC, June 23-30; Paul Wendel, CSC, July 23-30. For information: Lindenwood, PO Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513. Phone: (219) 935-1780. E-mail:

PLACE: Bethany Retreat House, East Chicago, IN

TIME: By arrangement throughout the year

DESCRIPTION: Individually-directed and private retreats including 30 days, arranged to suit your schedule. In a prayerful home setting, Bethany Retreat House offers comfortable, quiet space for prayer and reflection. Let its warm hospitality, wholesome food and beautiful environment nourish and support you as you seek personal refreshment and intimacy with God. Lake Michigan beaches within driving distance, easy limo access to Chicago and Gary, Ind., airports; 70 miles from Notre Dame. Experienced spiritual director draws from a variety of resources to encourage prayer. Scripture, journaling, dreamwork, artistic expression, guided imagery, fairy tales, Spiritual Exercises, more. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC. Phone: (219) 398-5047. E-mail: Web site:


PLACE: Prairiewoods: Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA

TIME: Spring, summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Located on 70 acres of prairie and woods near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Prairiewoods offers year-round retreats and provides sacred space for contemplation. One half-mile from attractive bike trail. Directed retreats: June 12-19, July 10-17. Guided retreats: "The Lasting Beauty of Celtic Ways," March 24-26; "Feminine Face of the Divine," April 14-15; Icon retreat directed by master iconographer Philip Zimmerman, June 25-July 1; "Soulful Living," July 18-23; "Universe Within: Coming Home to Ourselves," Aug. 2-6; "Sounding Retreat: Heal and Enrich Yourself with Your Own Voice," July 28-30. For more information contact: Betty Daugherty at: Prairiewoods: Franeiscan Spirituality Center, 120 E. Boyson Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233.


PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: April 6-11, 2000; and April 25-30, 2001

DESCRIPTION: "Spirituality of Leadership for Motherhouse Administrators and/or Community Service Coordinators" is a retreat/workshop designed to address the complex and multifaceted nature of the roles of motherhouse administrator/coordinator that range from maintaining a healthy infrastructure to creating a nurturing environment for diverse residents of the motherhouse. While examining the manifold talks of administrating and pastoring, you will also be guided in reflections on spirituality of leadership as it impacts your personal life. Join us for a time of learning, sharing, integrating and support in a contemplative atmosphere designed to foster the minister and the ministry. For information contact: Manna House of Prayer, 323 E. Fifth St., PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 24,3-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321. E-mail:

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: Feb. 14-19, 2001

DESCRIPTION: "Spirituality of Leadership." Content and process in this retreat/workshop is designed to help women currently serving in elected leadership positions to deepen their faith commitment to their personal journey during their years of community service. It provides time and an environment to respond to the immense challenges for profound personal and communal conversion in the face of the events and realities that are shaping religious life in this post-modern world. Enrollment is limited; preregister early. Presenters: Marcia Allen, CS J, and Bette Moslander, C&J. For more information contact: Manna House of Prayer, 323 E. Fifth St., PO BOx 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321. E-mail:

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, RS

TIME: Nov. 12-Dec. 12, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Bread for the Journey: Extended Retreat" is an extended prayer experience that gives you an opportunity to enter more deeply into your own spiritual journey. Together you and your director will design a prayer process that fits your spiritual path. You may choose to spend one, two, three weeks or the M1 30 days. Room/meal/direction: $40 per day. For more information contact: Susan LeDuc, Manna House of Prayer, 323 E. Fifth St., PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321. E-mail:

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS

TIME: Jan. 24-29, 2001

DESCRIPTION: "Life After Elected Leadership: The Journey Continues" is a discernment process for women religious whose term in leadership is ending. During the last months in office, a woman becomes aware of the need to plan for the future. Under the pressure of drawing her work to a close, she may find it difficult to take time for discernment about her future. The retreat provides time to gather your spiritual and physical resources in an integrating dynamic of prayer, relaxation, honest search and learning. Facilitators: Bette Moslander, CS J, and Marcia Allen, C&I. Information: Manna House of Prayer, 323 E. Fifth St., PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. Phone: (785) 243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321. E-mail:

PLACE: Sophia Center, Atchison, KS

TIME: April 20-23, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Holy Week rereat. Spend these days in silent contemplation of the Paschal mystery. Attend daily reflections on the Holy Week's mysteries. Join the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica in celebrating the solemn Holy Week liturgies: daily morning, noon, evening praise; the Holy Thursday Eucharistic celebration of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday celebration of the Lord's passion at 3 p.m.; Easter vigil on Holy Saturday at sunset; Easter Sunday Eucharist at 10:15 a.m. $150. Deposit: $35. Contact: Jeanine Neavitt, OSB, 751 S. Eighth, Atchison, KS 66002. Phone: (913) 367-6110. E-mail:

PLACE: Sophia Center, Atchison, KS

TIME: April-May 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Inner Healing through Reconciliation" by Connie Krstolic, OSB, April 28-29. Prayerful opportunity to free oneself of past hurts through God's healing graces. "Clay and Fire" by Alberta Hermann, OSB, May 26-28. Reflect on relationship with our creator through experience of working with clay. Contact: Jeanine Neavitt, OSB, S. Eighth, Atchison, KS 66002. Phone: (913) 367-6110. E-mail:

PLACE: Heartland Center for Spirituality, Great Bend, KS

TIME: July 9-15, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Living the Vows in the New Millennium." Religious vowing is an act of hope. The vowed person hopes to grow in three freedoms: freedom to give, to love and to serve. This retreat will invite the retreatant into a deeper understanding of vowed living in the post-modern era. Naming and exploring both the gift and the struggle of being faithful and free in the daily Living of one's call will be integral to the movement of the retreat. Barbara Ann Metz, a sister of Notre Dame deNamur, has ministered extensively in education, formation and spirituality. John Burchill, a Dominican priest, will serve as the liturgist for this retreat. Retreat cost: $175; room and board: 8150. Information: Retreat: Living the Vows, Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530. Phone: (316) 792-12.32; fax: (316) 792-1746. E-mail:


PLACE: Cliffview Center, Lancaster, KY

TIME: July 16-21, 2000

DESCRIPTION: CliffView Center, Ministry of Diocese of Lexington, bluegrass region. Peaceful rural setting, comfortable accommodations (private baths), prayerful atmosphere. July 16-21, "Religious Life in An Age of Change" guided retreat with Sr. Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN, author of six books including latest, "Prayer and the Quest for Healing: Our Personal Transformation and Cosmic Responsibility." Retreat designed for those willing to ask deeper questions, wrestle with issues facing religious life today, free themselves and explore new horizons. Open to men/women religious, those interested in religious life. For information or to register, write or call: Cliffview Center, 777 Bryants Camp Road, Lancaster, KY 40444. Phone toll-free: (877) 792-3330.

PLACE: Cliffview Center, Lancaster, KY

TIME: Spring, summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Cliffview Center, Ministry of Diocese of Lexington, bluegrass region. Peaceful rural setting, comfortable accommodations (private baths), prayerful atmosphere. Schedule includes: March 31-April 2, "Mid-Life Workshop" -- Facilitator, Christen Shukwit,OSF, certified Mid-Life Directions consultant. Personal, spiritual growth opportunities; nonthreatening, exciting, effective. July 16-21, "Religious Life in An Age of Change," Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN (see separate listing for details). Aug. 4-5, Family retreat, "Imparting Gospel Values in a Jubilee Year." Dean and Linda Manternack, Nadick, Mass., religious educators and parents. Aug. 12-13, separated and divorced retreat: "Something Tells Me We're Not in Kansas Anymore," Irene Varley, executive director, North American Conference on Separated and Divorces Catholics. Aug. 25-27, "Dream Quest: The Inner Search for Meaning," Therese Craig, OP, Adrian, Mich. Focus on personal interpretation of dreams. Sept. 8-10, "From Ageing to Sage-ing," with Joyce Quinlan, PhD, certified/Institute of Spiritual Eldering. Stresss potential for creative growth options avoiding submission to stereotypes, anger and despair. For information or to register, write or call: Cliffview Center, 777 Bryants Camp Road, Lancaster, KY 40444. Phone toll-free: (877) 792-3330.

PLACE Marydale Retreat Center, Erlanger, KY

TIME: June 11-16, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Your Life Is a Prayer," a preached retreat for women religious conducted by Fr James Dolan, SJ. Topics include: "Spirituality" -- having your body and mind in the same place; "Awareness" -- being present, being in touch with life; "God's Unconditional Love" -- the source of our freedom; "Joy" -- the infallible sign of the presence of God. Outdoor swimming pool, fishing, other activities. Free transportation from and to Cincinnati airport. Cost is 8225. Brochure: Marydale Retreat Center, 945 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY 41018-1093. Phone toll-free: (800) 995-4863; fax: (606) 647-5682.

PLACE: Moye Spiritual Life Center, Melbourne, KY

TIME: July 16-23, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "The Spiritual Journey." The focus of the retreat is on centering prayer within a community setting. It uses the models developed by Thomas Keating as well as the psychological experience of the centering prayer method. The purpose of the retreat is to assist the participants in entering into a more intimate relationship with God and self. This is facilitated through the cultivation of a deep level of interior peace and silence in a nurturing, supportive environment that combines both solitude and community. The presenters will be Fr. William Fickel, SSS, and Patricia Johnson. Contact: Moye Spiritual Life Center, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059. Phone: (606) 441-0700, ext. 327; fax: (606) 441-1510.


PLACE: Saco, ME and Nashua, NH

TIME: May 15-21; June 12-18; and Aug. 6-13, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Creative Sacred Art," May 15-21, oceanfront villa, Saco, Maine; Aug. 6-13, Rivier College, Nashua, N.H. Discover the soul's language in art. Elizabeth Rosson will lead participants in a variety of multimedia experiences, reflection, communal sharing, relaxation and fun. Massage available. Each retreat will have its unique focus. "Celebrating Woman Soul," June 12-18, oceanfront villa, Saco, Maine. Dorothy Landry offers presentations, creative exercises, communal ceremonies, drumming, chanting and expressive prayer forms. Women honor their spiritual journeys with quiet reflection and communal sharing. Information: Center for Arts and Spirituality, 66 Charlotte St., Nashua, NH 03064. Phone: (603) 8810910. E-mail:

PLACE: Living Water Spiritual Center, Winslow, ME

TIME: April-June 2000

DESCRIPTION: The Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to their lovely facility situated on 61 acres overlooking the Sebasticook river Directed retreat (four clays) April 14-17, Bill Clark, SJ, and Dorothy Welch, CSJ, directors. This offers an introduction to directed retreats for those new to the experience as well as those who wish a shortened retreat Guided retreat (six days) "The Mystery of Being With," Jane Blakeley, presenter. Explore the mystery one encounters when being intentionally present to the self, the moment, the other and C, ed. Directed retreat (eight days), June 15-23, Janet Blakeley, Bill Clark, S J, Virginia Sheehan, SND, presenters. Phone: (207) 872-2370; fax: (207) 873-1976. E-mail:


PLACE: Boston, MA

TIME: July 13-16, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Australia's Monica Brown is an internationally-known presenter and composer acclaimed for her work in creative, holistic religious education and the spiritual development of children and adolescents. "Ministering as Jesus Did" is a challenging, nonjudgmental look at religious education designed to involve both catechism and religion teachers in a creative and evaluative review of their ministry. Monica will facilitate this workshop based on her book, "Embodying the God We Proclaim." This is a very special opportunity for the personal reflection and professional renewal of religious educators. Contact Sue Espinosa. Phone: (925) 499-1261; fax: (925) 449-6907. E-mail:

PLACE: East Mountain Retreat Center, Great Barrington, MA

TIME: Year-round (closed February-March 15, 2001)

DESCRIPTION: East Mountain Retreat Center, an interfaith facility, in a beautiful mountain setting. Hiking trails, near Appalachian Trail, bright rooms, screened gazebo. One room is wheelchair accessible. Directors trained in Ignatian spirituality with a Buddhist flavor Two- to 14-day individual retreats. Offering for room, board, direction: $30/day: Scholarships available. Write: East Mountain Retreat Center, 8 Lake Bud Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1450. Phone or fax: (413) 528-6617. E-mail: Web site:

PLACE: Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, Hingham, MA

TIME: March-May 2000

DESCRIPTION: March 24-26, women's retreat with Sandra DeRome, OBL SB, March 31-April 2, Lenten retreat with Abbot Nicholas, OSB; April 20-23, Easter Triduum; May 5-7, "The Art of the Soul," with Fr. Thomas and Patricia Laliberte; May 12-14, monastic vocation retreat; May 19-21, photography retreat with Joan Weber. Contact: Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043. Phone: (781) 749-2155; fax: (781) 749-6236. E-mail: Web site:

PLACE: Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, Hingham, MA

TIME: September-December 2000

DESCRIPTION: Sept. 22-24, Celtic spirituality retreat with Timothy Joyce, OSB, author of "Celtic Christianity" and Mairead Doherty, harpist and lecturer; Oct. 6-8, "Nine Portraits of Jesus" with Fr. Andrew, OSB; Oct. 20-22, women's retreat with Sandra DeRome, OBL SB; Nov. 3-5, monastic spirituality with Abbot Nicholas, OSB; Nov. 10-12, vocation retreat; Nov. 13-16, Celtic workshop for clergy; Dec. 1-3, Advent retreat; Dec. 29-Jan. 1, 2001, New Year's retreat with Fr. Thomas, OSB. Contact: Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043. Phone: (781) 749-2155; fax: (781) 749-6236. E-mail: Web site:

PLACE: Genesis Spiritual Life Center, Westfield, MA

TIME: May, June and August 2000

DESCRIPTION: May, June and August, directed and focusing directed retreats; thematic retreats. "Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things: Integrating the Presence of God in Our Lives," May 25-June 2; "Encountering Jesus in the New Millennium," June 19-26; directed retreat/new story, of the universe, Aug. 15-22; "The Continuing and Ageless Quest for God's Desire for Me: A Guided Retreat for Senior Sisters," Aug. 23-30; "Let's talk About It: A Mini-Institute for Sisters under 57," Aug. 10-13. Genesis is located on 19 acres of wooded property in an area of western Massachusetts rich in cultural and recreational opportunities. We offer an atmosphere of warm hospitality, healing presence, silence and solitude. For detailed information, write or call: Registrar, Genesis, 53 Mill St., Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627; fax: (413) 572-1060. E-mail:

PLACE: La Salette Center for Christian Living, Attleboro, MA

TIME: March, April, May 2000

DESCRIPTION: Lenten recollection, March 12; women's retreat, March 10-12; Portuguese retreat, March 17-19; singles retreat, March 24-26; mind/body connection, March 31-April 2; married couples retreat, March 31-April 2; women's retreat, April 7-9; preached retreat, April 14-20; Holy Week retreat, April 20-23; women's 12-step spirituality, May 5-7; "Mary in the Millennium," May 5-7; "Celebrating Motherhood," May 12-13; "Personal Healing and Spirituality," May 19-21; "Transforming Our Woundedness," May 26-28. Contact: La Salette Center for Christian Living, 947 Park St., PO Box 2965, Attleboro, MA 0270,3-0965. Phone: (508) 222-8530; fax: (508) 236-9089.


PLACE: Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: "The Cod of Hospitality," June 11-17, Harry Cain, SJ; "The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius," 30-day retreat, June 17-July 21, Francis Vanderwall, MDiv, PhD; "Come and Follow Me," June 18-24, Sam Vaccarella, TOR; "A Sadhana Retreat," June 25-July 1, Joseph Currie, SJ; "The Poet Within: Contemplative Seeing," July 2-8, Marcina Wiedekehr, OSB; "Walking the Path, Living the Questions: Tending the Holy in the Labyrinth," July 16-22, Gloria Carpeneto, PhD; "In Jesus We Live and Move and Have Our Being," July 30-Aug. 5, Raphael Amrhein, CP; "Sought by God in Unknowing and Forgetting," Aug. 6-12, Michael Fonseca; "The Parables of Jesus," Aug. 12-19, Francis Vanderwall, MDiv, PhD. Directed retreats: June 10-17, July 1-8, July 29-Aug. 5, Aug. 12-19. Contact: Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104. Phone: (410) 442-1320; fax: (410) 442-8219. Visit us on the Web:


PLACE: Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Bloomfield Hills, MI

TIME: June 1-Aug. 6, 2000; year-round

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy the solitude and beauty of our 39 acres of landscaped grounds with a stream running through it. A wonderful setting for solitude, reflection and prayer. Preached retreat for sisters, June 12-18 and July 17-23, Fr. Gerald Fizgibbon, SJ. An experienced staff of Jesuits, women religious and laypersons will be available for directed retreats June 1-9, June 19-28, July 5-14 and July 18-27. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (30-day), June 19-July 20; workshop on the Spiritual Exercises lead by Ms. Eileen Burke-Sullivan, Aug. 2-6. Directed retreats and spiritual direction available on request throughout the year. Programs on prayer and spirituality scheduled throughout the year. Registration necessary. Write or call: Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, 1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-3554. Phone: (248) 644-4933, (313) 564-6455; fax: (248) 644-8291. E-mail:


PLACE: Tau Center, Winona, MN

TIME: June 2-9, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Franciscan Spirituality for the New Millennium" presented by Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, offers retreatants an opportunity to examine how dedicated spiritual practices enhance the appreciation of the holy in daily life and provide a means of individual development and integration that is effective at both a personal and planetary level. Informed by a rich Franciscan theological tradition and a contemporary Jungian psychological perspective, this retreat time is an opportunity, to participate as fully as possible in the transforming mystery of divine energy and grace. Cost: $350. Contact: Tau Center, 511 Hilbert St., Winona, MN 55987. Phone: (507) 454-2993; fax: (507) 453-0910. E-mail:

PLACE: Tau Center, Winona, MN

TIME: July 4-11, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "God's Ways Seen Through Biblical Personalities" presented by Paul Johnson, OP, will revolve around particular people in the scriptures. The reflection will lift up God's surprising and, at times, puzzling ways, sift and distill ways in which those personalities speak to us in our day and how we can open ourselves to what God wants to do and be in us. One conference day, Eucharistic liturgy and communal prayer in the morning and evening provide worship opportunities and input for private meditation. Cost: 8350. Contact: Tau Center, 511 Hilbert St., Winona, MN 55987.Phone: (507) 454-2993; fax: (507) 453-0910. E-mail:

PLACE: Tau Center, Winona, MN

TIME: July 30-Aug. 5, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Franciscan Contemplative Prayer" presented by Valerie Kilian, OSF, and Ramona Miller, OSF, allows the retreatants to be with God in company with the voices of Franciscan mystics. The Franciscan movement begun by mystics, Francis and Clare of Assisi, continues through the centuries because of the rich tradition of the integration of dedicated service and a dedicated prayer life that comes to fruition in contemplative prayer and union with God. One daily conference with suggested readings from the voices of Franciscan mystics, Eucharistic liturgy and communal morning and evening prayer with faith-sharing options provide a rhythm for each day's contemplative prayer. Cost: $350. Contact: Tau Center, 511 Hilbert St., Winona, MN 55987. Phone: (507) 454-299,3; fax: (507) 453-0910. E-mail:


PLACE: The Dwelling Place, Brooksville, MS

TIME: June to August 2000

DESCRIPTION: Directed retreats May 21-27, June 18-24, June 25-July 1, July 9-15. Intensive centering prayer retreat, June-10. Hermitage retreat, July 23-29. Beautiful rural setting; three hermitages available. Private rooms and baths, air conditioning. Easily accessible by car or plane. Write or call: Clare Van Lent, 2824 Dwelling Place Road, Brooksville, MS 397,39. Phone: (662) 738-5,348. E-mail:


PLACE: Rockhaven Center for Holistic Living, House Springs, MO

TIME: June 13-18, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Retreat for lesbian religious for women religious are exploring sexual orientation issues. Presentations, discussion, group sharing, individual sessions. Facilitator: Mary Tobias Hagan, CSJ, EdD. The retreat will be preceded by a national gathering of lesbian religious, June 9-11, at the same location. Rural, wooded location. Private, air-conditioned rooms, outdoor swimming pool. Massage available. Confidentiality assured. Write or call: Rockhaven, 7621 Rivermont Trail, House Springs, MO 63051. Phone: (636) 671-3623; fax: (636) 671-1620. E-mail:

PLACE: Rockhaven Center for Holistic Living, House Springs, MO

TIME: June 22-25, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Presenter Sue Monk Kidd is the award-winning author of six books on spirituality Using her expertise in women's spiritual progress, Jungian dreamwork and myth, Sue offers us unique guidance as we travel sacred path in both the inner and outer world. "Three Gates of the Feminine Soul: Maiden-Mother-Crone." Teamed with Terry Helwig she bring to life the journey she expresses in her book, "Dance of the Dissident Daughter." Write or call: Rockhaven, 7621 Rivermont Trail, House Springs, MO 63051. Phone: (636) 671-3623; fax: (636) 671-1620. E-mail:

PLACE: Rockhaven Center for Holistic Living, House Springs, MO

TIME: May 29 (supper)-June 4 (breakfast), 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Sacred Solitude: Contemplative Retreat for Women." Five days of walking in silence, learning to listen to the spirit. There will be sessions to direct your reflections, an opportunity to meet with a spiritual guide, sime rituals, extended periods to simply be, introduction to using art as soul work. Presenters: Christella Carbaugh, SLW, and Pius Fagan, OP Limited to 10 participants. Fee: 8325. Call toll-free for additional information: (800) 820-6223.

New Hampshire

PLACE: BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, Pittsfield, NH

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: BERAKAH: "A Place of Blessing" sponsoring the guided retreat "Spirituality of Integration:" by Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN, July 6-13. This retreat is designed as exploration, reflection and integration intended specifically for those journeying through the second half of life and seeking the opportunity to move deeply into the meaning of human longing and our encounter with the holy. It will touch not only the traditional topics addressing spiritual maturation, but also will embrace findings from depth psychology and the natural sciences that will expand our horizons and invited us into a more holistic approach to the holiness that is life and our call to be immersed in God. Inquiries: BERAKAH, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield. NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271; fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail:

PLACE: BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, Pittsfield, NH

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: BERAKAH: "A Place of Blessing"in Pittsfield, N.H. Guided retreats 2000: "Jubilee Celebration," June 24-July 1, Fr. Joseph McKay; "Spirituality of Integration," July 6-13, Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN; "Wisdom, Women and Writing," July 15-22, Mary Schneiders, OP, Pauline Plante, CSC, and Doris E. Gagnon, CSC; "Body and Soul," July 24-31, Jennifer Corlette, OSU, and Anne Diederich, OSU; "Scriptural Themes for the New Millennium," Aug. 2-9, Mary Schneiders, OP, and Doris E. Gagnon, CSC. Directed retreats 2000: June 24-July 1, Mary Schneiders, OP, and Maureen Kelly, OSF; July 15-22, Maureen Kelly, OSU and Anne Diederich, OSU; July 24-31, Pauline Plante, CSC, and Maureen Kelly, OSF; Aug. 2-9, Maureen Kelly, OSF, and Anne Diederich, OSU. For more information, please write or call: BERAKAH, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271; fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail:

New Jersey

PLACE: Xavier Center, Convent Station, NJ

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Directed retreats, June 18-24, with Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Muriel Curran, SSND, Carol Heller, SC, John McDonnell, FMS. Summer preached retreat, June 18-23, with Fr. Ron Marczewski based on the theme "Waiting for God in the Trimesters of Life." Tai-chi chih retreat, June 19-24, with Antonia Cooper, OSF, featuring daily instruction, practice of movements, meditation, centering prayer. "Awakening the Heart" retreat, July 23-28, with Annette Covatta, DMA, explores the flow of life in the interconnectedness of mind, body, spirit. For information, phone: (973) 290-5100; fax: (973) 290-5121. E-mail: Visit Web site:

PLACE: Loyola Retreat House, Morristown, NJ

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Directed retreats: June 23-30, July 10-17, Aug. 7-14; preached retreats for sisters: July 2-8, July 18-24, July 31-Aug. 6; Spiritual Exercises: June 21-July 27. For more information call: (973) 539-0740.

PLACE: Mount St. Mary House of Prayer, Watchung, NJ

TIME: Spring/summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Mount St. Mary House of Prayer is a charming, renovated carriage house nestled in a quiet, wooded area off Route 22. Directors: Theresina Flannery, RSM; Marguerite Fortier, RSM; and Mary Jo Kearns, RSM. Offerings include: directed retreats, June 23-30, July 7-14, Aug. 11-18; grief recovery programs; Lenten sabbath times; retreat for busy people; retreat morning for seniors; spirituality of Karl Rahner Contact: Mount St. Mary House of Prayer, 1651 U.S. Hwy. 22, Watchung, NJ 07060. Phone: (908) 753-2091. E-mail: Web site:

New Mexico

PLACE: Fitzgerald Center, Jemez Springs, NM

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Noted for hospitality, Fitzgerald Center is located 60 miles northwest of Albuquerque in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Pray, relax and enjoy the beauty and majesty of God's handiwork. Comfortable suites available for guided or self-directed retreats. Daily spiritual exercises and private direction are available as needed. Nutritious meals are served family-style. Unwind with hiking on mountain trails. Enjoy tennis, swimming on the grounds of the center or relax under the pristine skies stargazing from the Jacuzzi. Individuals and small groups are easily accommodated. Phone: (505) 827-3586. E-mail: Web site:


PLACE: The Priory Retreat House, Chestertown, NY

TIME: July, August 2000

DESCRIPTION: All retreats begin Sunday, 4 p.m., and end Saturday after breakfast. July 2-6, directed, Connie Messitt, CSJ; July 23-29, "Spirituality of Father Medaille and the Twelve Steps," Francis Gilehrist, CSJ. A comparison of these two threads of spirituality. Aug. 6-12, "The Background Saint: Joseph," reflections on this often overlooked saint; Aug. 13-19, "Wisdom's Feast," Connie Messitt, CSJ. Focus on women mystics: Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Hildegarde of Bingen, Therese of Lisieux, Mother Teresa and Dorothy Day. Donation: ;8280. Contact: Priory Retreat House, 135 Priory Road, Chestertown, NY. Phone: (518) 494-3733.

PLACE: Bethany Retreat House, Highland Mills, NY

TIME: July, August 2000

DESCRIPTION: Bethany Retreat House directed retreats: July 1-9, July 23-31, Aug. 3-11. Directors include Fr. Thomas E. Clarke, SJ, Sr. Rosemary Mangan, RJM, Sr. Catherine Melntyre, RJM, Sr. Margaret Mary Quinn, RJM, Fr. Edward E. Salmon, SJ, Fr. William Sampson, SJ. Some alternate dates and private retreats may also be scheduled individually. Reiki available. Therapeutic massage and bodywork by appointment. Chapel, dining room and prayer room are now air-conditioned. See our additional listings for other offerings. Write, call, fax or e-mail: Bethany Retreat House, 202 County Route 105, Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (914) 928-2213; fax: (914) 928-9437. E-mail: Visit our Web site:

PLACE: Bethany Retreat House, Highland Mills, NY

TIME: Spring 2000

DESCRIPTION: Bethany Retreat House special offerings: Saturday, March 25, "Lenten Day -- Poetry for Spiritual Growth," Peggy Rosenthal and David Impastato with Fr. Thomas E. Clarke, S J, Eucharistic presider. April 20-23, "Easter Triduum" (additional days available for extended retreat). Music director, Fr. James Coughlin, SJ; liturgy, Fr. Thomas E. Clarke, SJ. June 1-4, "Sadhana (Anthony De Mello) Retreat Experience" with Fr. James Dolan, SJ. June 22-28, contemplative retreat with Fr. William Johnston, SJ. One hour from New York City. See directed retreats listing for details on Bethany. Write or call for a brochure: Bethany Retreat House, 202 County Route 105, Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (914) 928-2213; fax: (914) 928-9437. E-mail:

PLACE: Dominican Spiritual Life Center, Niskayuna, NY

TIME: June-July 2000

DESCRIPTION: The Dominican Spiritual Life Center, a place of peace and safety for more than 50 years, is offering three retreats during the summer. The first, an intercommunity sisters preached retreat from June 19-25, will be directed by Fr. Bob Walker of the Camden, N.J., diocese. Fr. Joe Payne, OP, will lead a women's silent preached retreat beginning on June 27 and ending July 3. The center offers the option of a directed, guided or private retreat during the week of July 7-14. Contact: Dominican Spiritual Life Center, 1945 Union St., Niskayuna, NY 12309. Phone: (518) 393-4169; fax: (518) 393-4525. E-mail:

PLACE: Corazon, Glaseo, NY

TIME: May-August 2000

DESCRIPTION: 2000 Retreats at Corazon. "Spring Sonata -- Growing in Wisdom and Grace," a two-week renewal of the spirit, May 15-29. An invitation to pause and enjoy the wonders of God's creation on the banks of the Hudson River during this first Easter springtime of the new millennium. Opportunities for daily liturgy, reflective input and a variety of creative activities. Rita Shea, OP, and Corazon staff. Directed/private retreats, June 17-24, July 9-16, July 22-29, Aug. 20-27. Sabbaticals, retreats, hermitages; year-round. Contact: Katherine Gaffney, OP, Corazon, PO Box 189, Glaseo, NY 12432. Phone: (914) 246-8941; fax: (914) 246-5610.

PLACE: Oneness In Peace Spiritual Center, Germantown, NY

TIME: July 9-15; Aug. 6-12, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Holistic guided retreats in a Gracious Victorian home. Adjacent guest house has full facilities. July 9-15, "Peace, Breathing the Sacred" a journey to understand "who you really are" before "who God really is." Components: contemplative prayer, solitude, conferences, creative response to the sacredness of our lives and our earth; wellness, self-helps. Massage available. Aug. 6-12, "Retreat to the Center:" A time to step out of the summer hurricane and into the "eye" of peace through conferences, imagery/prayer, rejoicing in God's dynamic presence in oneself, others and the earth ($320-$360). Enjoy on two lovely acres in the Hudson Valley: day programs, weekend retreats, rest and relaxation throughout the year. One hour south of Albany. Contact: Oneness in Peace Spiritual Center, 49 Main St., Germantown, NY 12526. Phone: (518) 537-5678. 22

PLACE: St. Columban Center, Derby, NY

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: On Lake Erie, an hour south of Niagara Falls, the center offers retreats and programs for men, women, youth, priests, sisters. Schedule includes: "Circle of Life," July 2-8 with Sr. Barbara Becnel, OSU, and Sr. Andre Feulner, SSJ; "Were Not Our Hearts Burning?" sisters' conference retreat, July 9-16; priests retreat, July 17-20 with Msgr. James Peterson; contemplative weeklong retreat, July 23-29 with Fr., John Mergenhagen; directed/private retreats, July 30-Aug. 6; art and meditation, Aug. 13-18 with Sr. Ann Therese Kelly, CSSR; family enrichment weekend, Aug. 18-20. Write: Columban Center, 6892 Lakeshore Road, Derby, NY 14047-0816. Phone: (716) 947-4708; fax: (716) 947-5759.

North Carolina

PLACE: Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center, Maggie Valley, NC

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Ideal setting for retreats, conferences, seminars and meetings amid the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains. Perfect place for prayer, quiet and solitude staffed by the Augustinian Frairs. Accomodations for 50 people; swimming pool open from May through October. Four miles from the Cherokee Indian reservation, close to national parks and hiking trails. Contact: Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center, 103 Living Waters Lane, Maggie Valley, NC 28751. Phone: (828) 926-3833; fax: (828) 926-1997.


PLACE: Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse, Cincinnati, OH

TIME: Holy Week, May, June, August 2000

DESCRIPTION: Directed retreats -- May 17-26, June 7-16, June 21-30, Aug. 2-11. Preached retreats -- April 16-23, "Walking in the Wonder of God's Love," Lester Bach, OFM Cap; May 19-26, "Religious Life: Call to Discipleship," Richard Parks, CP; June 9-16, "Eucharist: Central in Our Lives," Dan Havron, OFM; June 23-30, "The Spirituality of Thomas Merton," Fr. Patrick Collins; Aug. 4-11, "On the Road with Luke's Gospel," David Valtierra, CO. Brochure: Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051. Phone: (513) 347-5449; fax: (513) 347-5467. E-mail:

PLACE: The Center Within, Cincinnati, OH

TIME: Holy Week, April 16-23; Aug. 11-18, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2000

DESCRIPTION: The Center Within is offering three holistic, directed retreats. Both the Holy Week retreat and the Aug. 28-Sept. 3 retreats will be held at Marydale Retreat Center in northern Kentucky. The Aug. 11-18 will be held at the Knobs Haven, Sisters of Loretto, Nerinx, Ky. Each location has an outdoor swimming pool. The retreats include morning movement and sitting meditation, daily spiritual direction, communal prayer arising out of the prayer of the gathered community and massage opportunities. The staff includes former internship staff and 30-day retreat team members: Kathleen Blackburn, Kristen Corcoran, Bill Creed, SJ (Holy Week only), Elmer Fischesser, Julie Murray, Linda Petti-Young, Donna Steffen and Jean Marie Stross. Contact: Donna Steffen, SC, The Center Within, PO, Box 6027, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Phone: (513) 751-3358. Email:

PLACE: The Franciscan Renewal Center, Carey, OH

TIME: June 18-23, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Located on the campus of the Basilica and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio, Route 23, approximately 100 miles north of Columbus. The Franciscan Renewal Center invites retreatants to enjoy the comfort of the center within close proximity to the shrine's 30-acre park. Madonna Hoying, FSP, will conduct a five-day preached/guided retreat with two conferences a day and an evening discussion. Fee: 8325. For information: The Franciscan Renewal Center, 321 Clay St., Carey, OH 43316. Phone: (419) 396-7970. E-mail:

PLACE: Jesuit Retreat House, Cleveland, OH

TIME: June 23-July 25, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Spend part of your summer at "A Place of Peace in the Forest" ... the Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland. Set in a beautiful, rustic woodland, the retreat house offers an array of individually directed retreats. June 23-July 25, 30-day retreat, $1,300; June 23-July 2, eight-day retreat, $360; July 6-13, six-day retreat, $270; July 14-16, weekend retreat, $130; July 16-25, eight-day retreat, $360. Our facilities include 57 acres of forest, meadows and pathways with outdoor Stations of the Cross and shrines; two beautiful chapels for prayer, private reflection and community liturgy. The Jesuit Retreat House is located just south off the I-480 state road exit at: 5629 State Road, Parma, OH 44134-2292. For complete details call: (440) 884-9300.


PLACE: Shalom Prayer Center, Mt. Angel, OR

TIME: June 27-July 27, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Jubilee with a life-changing, monthlong "Prayer of the Heart" retreat. Awaken to God's presence as you share contemplative prayer and long silences in the natural beauty of Oregon. Live in a rural, monastic setting and enjoy outings to beaches and mountains. June 27-July 27. Cost: $2,015. Contact: Dorothy Pulkka, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center (a ministry of Benedictine sisters), 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773; fax: (503) 845-6585. E-mail: Web site:


PLACE: Franciscan Spiritual Center, Aston, PA TIME: July, August, September 2000

DESCRIPTION: Retreats throughout the summer. Directed retreats, July 5-12, and Sept. 6-13. Guided retreats -- July 16-23, "Jesus' Beatitudes and Our Response" with Michael Crosby, OFM Cap; and Sept. 6-13, "Praying with the Feminine Face of God" with Kathryn O'Connell Cleary. Also Aug. 20, tai-chi chih retreat with Antonia Cooper, OSF, and Celeste Crine, OSF. Unscheduled private retreats as space is available. Contact: Franciscan Spiritual Center, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014. Phone: (610) 558-6152; fax: (610) 558-6122. E-mail:

PLACE: Villa Maria Retreat Center, Villa Maria, PA

TIME: Ongoing

DESCRIPTION: Villa Maria Retreat Center offers retreats, spiritual direction, hosting services in the peaceful, pastoral setting of western Pennsylvania. Highlights include "Catholic Social Teaching," John Dear, SJ, April 1; "Mystical Heart," Edwina Gateley, April 14-16; "Review of the Century," H.J. Novy, HM, June 11-18; "The Holy Spirit," Michael Crosby, OFM Cap, June 25-July 2; "Concert and Reflection Day," Monica Brown, July 7-8; "The Psalms," Jude Winkler, OFM Cony, July 16-23; "Freeing the Christ Within," John Mergenhagen, Aug. 7-13; arts retreat, Aug. 13-20. Directed retreats in June, July, August, October with reiki and massage, July 23-28. Write or call: Villa Maria Retreat Center, PO Box 424, Villa Maria, PA 16155-0424. Phone: (724) 964-8920, ext. 3358.

Rhode Island

PLACE: Our Lady of Peace Spiritual Life Center, Narragansett, RI

TIME: Spring, summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Retreat Schedule -- guided retreat, "Heart Speaks to Heart," June 17-24, Fr. Richard Friedrichs. Arrival 5 p.m., departure 10 a.m. Fee: $280. Guided retreat, "Spirituality for the New Millennium: Deciphering It All," Fr. Robert Caul and Veneta Lorraine. Arrival 5 p.m., departure 10 a.m. Fee: $280. Biblical Institute, July 16-21, Fr. Stephen Doyle, OFM. Registration Sunday 5 p.m., dosing Friday, 1 p.m. Fee: $325. Guided retreat, "Incarnational Spirituality: Religious Life in the New Millennium," July 26-Aug. 2, Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN. Arrival 5 p.m., departure 10 a.m. Fee: $280. Directed retreats, Our Lady of Peace staff and guest directors. Arrival 5 p.m., departure 10 a.m. June 17-24, six-day. Fee: $280. June 26-July 3, six-day. Fee: $280. July 6-13, six-day. Fee: $280. Aug. 3-11, eight-day. Fee: $325. Contact: Our Lady of Peace Spiritual Life Center, PO Box 507, Narragansett, RI 02882-0507. Phone: (401) 78.3-2871 or (401) 884-7676; fax: (401) 792-8682.

PLACE: Our Lady of Peace Spiritual Life Center, Narragansett, RI

TIME: April 20-23, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Dying and Rising with Christ," A paschal Triduum retreat. Five p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Our Lady of Peace team. Fee: $175. "I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the sharing in His sufferings by becoming like Him in His Death." Through prayer, conferences, sharing and the Triduum services we will reflect on the dying and rising of Christ in our lives, the church and the world. The retreat will take place in e atmosphere of silence, solitude and prayer focusing on the one who gave life as a ransom for many. Contact: Our Lady of Peace Spiritual Life Center, PO Box 507, Narragansett, RI. 02882-0507. PHone: (401) 783-2871 or (401) 884-7676; fax: (401) 792-8682.


PLACE: Lebh Shomea House of Prayer, Sarita, TX

TIME: June 21-July 31, 2000

DESCRIPTION: A Desert Experience of 40 days and 40 nights at Lebh Shomea. Include daily Eucharist, week of orientation, five-week scripturally based, personalized retreat of complete silence (with certain afternoons for optional sharing) following the principles of St. John of the Cross and Thomas Merton. Five conferences per week by Fr. Francis Kelly Nemeck, OMI, and Sr. Marie Theresa Coombs, Hermit, plus private conferences with director of one's choice. All rooms and dwellings are private in eremitical setting. Guests are welcomed year-round on long-/short-term basis. For reservation/information, write: Lebh Shomea, Box 9, Sarita, TX 78385. Phone: (361) 294-5369; fax: (361) 294-5791. E-mail:


PLACE: Home Place, Orangeville, UT

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: You are welcome to spend a few days at Home Place for private retreat. Spiritual consultation is available. It is an old house in a quiet village at the foot of the Wasatch Plateau on the edge of the San Rafael Swell in a little-known part of Utah. Rock formation and remains of ancient creatures and people open one to wonder at the action and continuing presence of God everywhere. Write or call: Paul Wellnitz, OLVM, PO Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537. Phone: (435) 748-2230.


PLACE: The Bridge-Between Retreat Center, Denmark, WI

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: A Dominican retreat center invites guests to deepen relationships with God, self, neighbor and creation in the natural silence and beauty of the countryside. Open year-round. Stay in a renovated silo, 1890 granary or orchard cottage. Design a retreat to fit your needs. Spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, therapeutic massages and sabbaticals. Our organic garden contributes to healthy living and allows for reconnecting with soul and soil. Retreatants may enjoy solitude or join the community in their daily rhythm. We look forward to welcoming you. Call: (920) 864-7230. Web site:

PLACE: Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, WI

TIME: June-September 2000; ongoing

DESCRIPTION: The Franciscan Spirituality Center offers guided retreats: "Clare: A Woman of Light for the 21st Century," June 25-July 1 and "A Contemplative Approach to Praying with the Mystics," July 9-16. Directed retreats: June 9-15, Aug. 13-20 and Sept. 10-17. Three hermitages on edge of woodland are available for retreats/days of solitude. Contact: Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St., La Crosse, WI 54601. Phone: (608) 791-5297 or (608) 791-5611. Email:


PLACE: Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre and National Shrine of St. Therese, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Monastery of the Carmelite Friars located right above the Fails of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. Spring/summer 2000 program -- March 10-16, directed retreat week; March 17-19, "When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong," for those living with chronic illness; April 6-9, "Body, Mind, Emotions -- At One With the Spirit!"; April 15, pre-Holy Week retreat day; April 19-23, Holy Week Triduum Retreat; April 28-30, "Healing My Feelings"; May 15-18, "servant-Leadership Retreat" (call for separate brochure); June 18-23, "Rejoice in Your Hope: Retreat for Priests"; June 24-30, "Prayer of the Heart and Body"; July 1-8, directed retreat week; July 2-7, "Wellness: The Way to Live Life Full"; July 9-14, "Journey to Wholeness"; July 16-20, "Wonder of the Creating Soul"; July 16-21, "Dance of the Spirit: A Retreat for Women"; July 21-23, "Looking East Toward Mt. Carmel: An Eastern Christian View of This Holy Mountain (retreat for Byzantine Catholics)"; July 21-23, "Praying with Women of Scripture II"; July 23-28, "De Mello Spirituality: The Freedom and Joy of Living in the Present"; July 28-30, married couples retreat; July 30-Aug. 5, sisters retreat "And the Cloud [Descended ..."; July 30-Aug. 31, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola (application completed by March 31); Aug. 6-12, "Retreat for Those Working in Pastoral Ministry"; Aug. 13-18, :" Healing Your Inner Child"; Aug. 20-25, "A Year of Favor: Jesus, Jubilee and Justice"; Aug. 27-Sept. 1, "A Journey with St. Therese. Contact: Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7021 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7B7. Phone: (905) 3564113; fax: (905) 358-2548. E-mail: Web site:
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