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PLACE: The Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ

TIME: Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Be Still and Know," contemplative retreat, Sr. Ishpriya, RSCJ. Drawing upon wisdom of our Christian tradition and the insights of Eastern spirituality, Sr. Ishpriya will consider some of the essential challenges and supports for our growth to spiritual intimacy in this global era. This retreat is for those who seek silence, contemplative prayer and an expanded vision. A day of study is scheduled prior to the retreat at an additional charge. Fee: $170, single occupancy; $140 per person, double occupancy. The Franciscan Center is located on a desert oasis of 23 acres in the heart of the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley resort district. Pool/jacuzzi, 13 meeting rooms, 58 sleeping rooms. Conferences and staff retreats welcomed. Reservations: Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Phone-toll-free: (800) 356-3247 or (480) 948-7460. See us at:


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: www.


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. E-mail:

PLACE: Center for Spiritual Development, Orange, CA

TIME: As indicated

DESCRIPTION: "Seeking the Face of God," a three-day contemplative retreat, June 6-30, presented by David Hoover, MTS; "Arise, I Am With You," July 17-24, six-day, preached retreat with Gregory Comella, CPPS; "At Home in the Playground of God," July 28-30, a weekend retreat presented by Margaret Scharf, OP;. "Becoming the Beloved Disciple," July 31-Aug. 7, six-day, guided retreat with Michael Crosby, OFMCap. 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 9-11, "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: Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center, Oceanside, CA

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Summer retreats -- June 19-23, senior vacation retreat; July 2-9, religious sisters retreat; Aug. 7-11, family vacation retreat; Aug. 21-24, senior vacation retreat. Information: Retreat Office, 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92068-6402. Phone: (760) 757-3659; fax: (760) 757-8025. E-mail:

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: http:// 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: 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: 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: Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic, CT

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: July 9-15, sisters intercommunity retreat on theme "Jubilee Joy: The Joy of the Beatitudes, the Joy of the Magnificat" presented by Fr. Oliver Renaud, OMI, Sr. Jeanette Serra, SCC, and other members of the Immaculata staff. Cost: $225 ($50 deposit). Aug. 20-27, icon writing workshop with master iconographer Vladislav Andrejev of the Prosopon School of Iconography and Sr. Jeannette Serra, SCC. Focus on Byzantine-Russian tradition of sacramental icon writing. Eastern Rite liturgy daily. Limit: 20 participants. Cost of $745 ($100 deposit) includes all workshop materials. Write: Immaculata Retreat House, PO Box 55, Willimantic, CT 06226-0055. Or phone: (860) 423-8484.

PLACE Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, Litchfield, CT

TIME: May-September 2000

DESCRIPTION: In the beautiful Litchfield hills, the center includes outdoor pool and labyrinth. May 5-7, "The World Is Charged with the Grandeur of God," Ruthann Williams, OP; May 12-13, "Montfort and Creation Spirituality," Patrick Gaffney, SMM. June 16-18, women in AA or ALANON retreat, Maurice Doody, OP; June 23-25, "Book of Daniel," Daniel Berrigan, SJ. July 16-22, parable retreat, Joe Payne, OP, and Jan Schlichting, OP; July 16-23, directed retreats with Cathleen Murtha, DW; Patricia Torre, DW; Bob Vaughn, OP. Aug. 6-13, directed retreats with Carmela Garofalo, RSM; Jane Silk, RSM; Patricia Torre, DW; and preached retreat, "Wisdom Jubilee," Cathleen Murtha, DW; and Pat Schmidt, DW. Sept. 8-15, directed retreats with Mary Fahy, RSM; Peg Luby, RSM; Jane Silk, RSM; and preached retreat, "Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition," Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP; and Rosemarie Greco, DW. Contact: Wisdom House, 229 E. Litchfield Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-3163; fax: (860) 567-3166. Web site:


PLACE: Franciscan Center, Tampa, FL

TIME: June 9-15 and 16-23; July 14-16, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Come away and rest awhile in Tampa, Fla. Located on eight acres of beautifully landscaped riverside property, the Franciscan Center is a perfect setting for solitude, prayer and reflection. An experience staff of Franciscans and associates offer spiritual direction and a variety of retreats and workshops for laity, clergy and religious. The annual sisters' and directed retreats are scheduled June 9-15 and June 16-23, respectively and a Franciscan retreat, July 14-16. For further information or a calendar of events, contact: Franciscan Center, 3010 Perry Ave., Tampa, FL 33603. Phone: (813) 229-2695; fax: (813) 228-0748. Or e-mail:


PLACE: St. Anthony's Retreat Center, Honolulu, HI

TIME: Aug. 8-11, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Thomas Merton: Rebel, Critic, Lover and Wise One," led by Michael W. Higgins, scholar, author of "Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton." Michael, dean and vice-president of St. Jerome's University, script writer for CBC Radio and has co-edited seven books along with being the editor of "Grail Journal." Cost: $225. Sponsored by The Spiritual Life Center: (808) 523-1170.


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, rc; 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 massage 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: 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: Kordes Enrichment Center, Ferdinand, IN

TIME: Spring and summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: Kordes offers scheduled retreats and days of prayer, monastic retreats for the everyday pilgrim, individual time away and facility rental -- all in an atmosphere of natural beauty and Benedictine hospitality. Scheduled retreats: advanced/intensive centering prayer retreat, June 10-18; post-intensive centering prayer retreat, June 10-18; "The Undivided Heart: Guided Retreat," June 23-30; "Everything in Moderation: Guided Retreat," June 30-July 7; "Directed Retreat for the Mind, Spirit and Body," July 7-14 and Sept. 8-15. For entire retreat and workshop schedule contact: Kordes Enrichment Center, 841 E. 14th St., Ferdinand, IN 47532. Phone toll-free: (800) 880-2777. E-mail: Web site:


PLACE: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA

TIME: June 25 (3 p.m.) to July 1 (11 a.m.), 2000

DESCRIPTION: Icon retreat -- Philip Zimmerman, master iconographer and director of St. John of Damascus Icon Studio in New Florence, Pa., will lead this icon retreat at Prairiewoods, a spirituality center on the outskirts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The contemplative process will include painting one's own icon. No experience in painting icons is necessary. During week of retreat the group will be introduced to the history of iconography and the use of the icon as a focus of prayer and contemplation. Facilitators of the retreat will be Philip Zimmerman and Maryann Gossling, FSPA, of the Prairiewoods staff. The $425 fee includes registration, materials, room and board. Commuters also welcome. For more information contact: Maryann Gossling, Prairiewoods, 120 E. Boyson Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233. Phone: (319) 395-6700.


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) 243-4428; 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 won]en 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 race of the events and realities that are shaping religious life in this post-modern world. Enrollment is limited; preregister early. Presenters: Marcia Allen, CSJ, and Bette Moslander, CSJ. 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, KS

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 full 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 dose, 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, CSJ, and Marcia Allen, CSJ. Information: Manna House of Prayer, 323 E. Fifth St., PO Box 675, Concordia, KS 66901. I)hone: (785)243-4428; fax: (785) 243-4321. E-mail: mannahse@

PLACE: Sophia Center, Atchison, KS

TIME: April 20-23, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Holy Week retreat. 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: $150. Information: Retreat: Living the Vows, Heartland Center for Spirituality, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, I&S 67530. Phone: (316) 792-1232; fax: (316) 792-1746. E-mail:


PLACE: Moye Spiritual Life Center, Melbourne, KY

TIME: June 11-17, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Awash in the Light of Tabor." Based in part on Fr. Kevin O'Shea's "Person in Renewal," this retreat invites us to look within at the deepter things that make us who we are; at the questions of identity, origin, destiny, pain, meaning and freedom; at the mystery of our very. personhod -- mystery in which we discover the transfigured Christ. The retreat presenter is Luch Zientek, CDP. Moye Center provides a beautiful chapel, spacious grounds with nature trails, well-balanced meals and an opportunity for massage, reiki, tai chi chih and spiritual direction. Contact: Mary Jo Hummeldorf, CDP, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059. Phone: (606) 441-0700, ext. 327; fax: (606) 441-1510.

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 Cod 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: Moye Spiritual Life Center, Melbourne, KY

TIME: June 25-July 1, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "The Jubilee Year: From Oppression to Liberation," June 25-July 1. The Jubilee Year, rich in biblical tradition and imagery, provides the focus for this retreat. The presenter is Robert Judge, SJ. Drawing from Jubilee themes and in the spirit of Luke's Gospel, Fr. Judge will focus on "letting the land lie fallow" and forgiveness. Contact: Moye Spiritual Life Center, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.


PLACE: Living Water Spiritual Center, Winslow, ME

TIME: May-August 2000

DESCRIPTION: The Sisters of St. Joseph invite you to their lovely facility situated on 61 acres overlooking the Sebasticook River. May 14-19, six-day guided retreat, "The Mystery of Being With," Janet Blakeley presenter. This retreat will explore the mystery one encounters when being intentionally present to all. June 15-23, eight-day directed retreat -- Janet Blakeley; Bill Clark, SJ; Virginia Sheehan, SND, directors. Aug. 20-26, six-day guided retreat, "Circle of Life, Barbara Becnel, OSU," and Andre Feulner, SSJ, presenters. This retreat will focus on creation and Native American spirituality. For more information phone: (207) 872-2370; fax: (207) 873-1976. Cheek our Web site:

PLACE: Living Water Spiritual Center, Winslow, ME

TIME: Sept. 13-18, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Teilhardian spirituality and the life of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, will be the focus of this retreat/workshop. Kay Gill and James Skehan, SJ, will lead participants to explore the tremendous insights of this geologist and mystic whose wide-ranging ideas help to illuminate the magnificent mystery of the universe and it meaning in Christ. Retreatants will be encouraged to contemplate "the sense of earth opening and flowering upward in the sense of God and the sense of God routed and nourished from below in the sense of earth." For more information phone: (207) 872-2370; fax: (207) 873-1976. Check our Web site:


PLACE: Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Marriottsville, MD

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: "The God 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 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 catechists 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: 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: Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, Hingham, MA

TIME July-August 2000

DESCRIPTION: Come and listen to God's heart beat! How often have you wanted to run away from it all? You need some space, some rest, some perspective, some time to pay attention to your heart's desire as you listen to God's heart beat. Come, be renewed near the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and pray with a monastic community. Let your spirit soar and be renewed with times of silence, prayer, relaxation and listening. During the summer months we offer space for private retreats and some directed retreats. Daily conference on Benedictine spirituality offered. Contact: Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043. Phone: (781) 749-2155. 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: 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: Benedictine Center, St. Paul's Monastery, St. Paul, MN

TIME: June 23-July 2, 2000 (five or 10 format)

DESCRIPTION: Intensive centering prayer retreat in association with Contemplative Outreach. For persons who practice centering prayer and are looking to deepen their experience of God. This retreat empahsizes silence and meditation. Includes Fr. Keating videos "The Spiritual Journey." These videos cover theological and psychological elements of contemplative prayer. Includes nine centering prayer sessions each day, contemplative walks. Spiritual direction will be available. Single rooms, beautiful grounds, monastic environement. Phone: (651) 777-7251; fax: (651) 773-5124.


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

TIME: June 13-18, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Retreat for lesbian religious for women religious who 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 paths 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: $325. 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, Pittstfield, 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, OSF, 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:

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) 881-9910. 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 inter-connectedness 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: Vincentian Renewal Center, Plainsboro, NJ

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: Retreats - "Daughters of Charity," May 15-25, July 6-14, Aug. 7-15 and 17-25, Sept. 25 - October 3; 12-step retreat, July 6-14; directed retreat, July 22-30. Private directed retreats anytime. Spiritual development - "The Art of Journaling," May 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; "The Stages of Spiritual Development," May 10, 7:30-9:30 pm.; Bible study, first and third Wednesday of each month, 7:15-9:00 p.m.; "Women's Intuition: Window to Spirituality," June 4, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Special programs -- formation program for spiritual directors, call for information. Peer supervision for spiritual directors, May 2, 7:00p.m. Situated on 50 acres bordering the Millstone River in rural New Jersey. Conveniently located six miles from Princeton, 50 miles south of New York City and 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia., just off U.S. Route 1. Spacious private rooms with private baths and individual climate control systems. Sponsored by the Vincentian Community. Contact: Vincentian Renewal Center, PO Box 757, Plainsboro, NJ 08536-0757. Phone: (609) 520-9626. Web site:

New Mexico

PLACE: Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Gallup, NM

TIME: Aug. 11-13, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "In a Desert Place." Join in this unique cooperative retreat experience by the spiritual direction supervisory workshop of the Dominican Ecclesial Institute. Refresh your soul at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in scenic Gallup, N. Mex., five hours from Phoenix, two from Albuquerque. Aug. 11-13, (Friday supper through Sunday noon dinner). Cost/person: $125 (double), $145 (single) includes room and meals. Send name, address, phone along with a $40 non-refundable deposit payable to D+E+I by July 10 to: Retreat, 1815 Las Lomas N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106. For more information contact Donna at: (505) 881-4795. E-mail: Or Mary Ann at: (505) 897-7414. E-mail:

New York

PLACE: Bethany Retreat House, Highland Mills, NY

TIME: Spring 2000

DESCRIPTION: 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 (waiting list only). 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: 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 Gilchrist, 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: $280. Contact: Priory Retreat House, 135 Priory Road, Chestertown, NY. Phone: (518) 494-3733.

PLACE: Christ the King Retreat Center, Syracuse, NY

TIME: Aug. 20-26, 2000

DESCRIPTION: "Living in the Tension: A Gospel for the 21st Century." A conference retreat for sisters. The focus of this retreat will be the call to live in the tension between prayer and action, community and solitude by examining the lives of Martha, Mary and Lazarus of Bethany and their relationship with Jesus. Eucharist, faith sharing, anointing, reconciliation, music and Taize prayer are included. Given by Fr. Peter Chepaitis, OFM. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to Saturday, noon. Offering: $225. Contact: Christ the King Retreat Center, 500 Brookford Road, Syracuse, NY 13224. Phone: (315) 446-2680; fax: (315) 446-2689.

PLACE: St. Columban Center, Derby, NY

TIME: Year round

DESCRIPTION: On Lake Erie, an hour south of Niagara Falls, the center will offer "Eye of the Heart," with Fr., John Mergenhagen, Aug. 21-27. This retreat will use the body-mind approach to spirituality. It will include gentle stretching, tai chi, "faith-imagin" prayer to heal body and negative patterns. Each evening includes talks by guest speakers on exercise and nutrition. Trips to the falls (U.S. and Canada), breakfast overlooking the falls and a boat ride at the foot of the falls will be included. Write: Columban Center, 6892 Lakeshore Road, Derby, NY 14047-0816. Phone: (716) 947-4708; fax: (716) 947-5759.

PLACE: St. Mary's of the Lake Paulist Retreat/ Vacation House, Lake George, NY

TIME: June 2000

DESCRIPTION: Priests' retreats: June 19-23, "Faith, Discernment and Pastoral Responsibilities" with Monika Hellwig; June 26-30, "Priest, Power and Personal Authority" with Curtis Byrant, SJ. Both at St. Mary's of the Lake, Paulist Retreat/Vacation House. Morning and evening sessions. Afternoons free for hiking, fishing, swimming, reading, local golf. For more information write or phone: Ken McGuire, CSP, PO Box 31, Lake George, NY 12845. Phone: (310) 478-0136.


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: 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 Conv, 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., closing 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) 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: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe; and Landgrove Inn, Landgrove, VT

TIME: June-October 2000; January 2001

DESCRIPTION: Hosea mountain retreats Hosea led by Gregory Norbet held at the Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, June 16-18 and Sept. 8-10, and the Landgrove Inn, Landgrove (near Weston Priory, Vt., July 7-9, Oct. 13-15, 2000 and Jan. 28-30, 2001. Prayer, presentation, delicious meals, warm hospitality, inspiring music and beautiful mountains offer an environment for attending to God's compassionate, healing presence. Brother Gregory is the composer of Weston Priory favorites such as "Hosea," "All I Ask of You" and "Wherever You Go." For a brochure about these retreats and Gregory's parish programs, call Hosea Retreats: (802) 375-8302.


PLACE: Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

TIME: July 26-28, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Pax Christi USA's Young Adult Forum retreat entitled "Conflict Resolution: A Way to Peace for the New Millennium" is geared toward young people ages 18-30. The focus will be nonviolent conflict resolution in interpersonal relationships at home, work, in the community and in our work for justice. Retreatants will learn and practice nonviolent communication skills, reflect on teachings about conflict in scripture and in Christian tradition. Young Adult Forum retreat attendees are offered free registration for the PCUSA National Assembly following immediately. For registration information contact: Pax Christi USA, 532 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA 16502. Phone: (814) 453-4955, ext. 225.

West Virginia

PLACE: John XXIII Retreat House, Charleston, WV

TIME: July 2000

DESCRIPTION: West Virginia Institute of Spirituality offers directed retreats from July 15-22 and a preached retreat: "Jubilee Year: Finding God in All Things," July 25-31. Both are in the beautiful, air-conditioned Appalachian John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. Cost is $60 per night. Directors include Sr. Carole Riley, CDP; Fr. Bill Petro, Marshall University Newman Center; Br. Philip Ouelleppe, FMS; Br. Luke Reddington, FMS; Sr. Marie Ann Ellmer, RSM; and Sr. Rose Ann Hefner, SSJ. To register, call: (304) 345-0926. Or e-mail:


PLACE: The Christine Center, Willard, WI

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: The Christine Center is dedicated to personal and global spiritual transformation. Founded in 1980 by Franciscan sisters as a place for solitude and meditation, the center encourages interreligious understanding and draws from the unity of many spiritual traditions. Situated on 150 acres of tranquil forest in central Wisconsin are six hermitages for solitude and contemplation. Private, guided, lifestyle and sabbatical retreats are offered focusing on meditation, inner healing and awakening consciousness. Hiking, sauna, body work, spiritual guidance and daily community meditation available. Newsletter obtainable: W8291 Mann Road, Willard, WI 54493-8730. Phone: (715) 267-7507; fax: (715) 267-7512. E-mail:

PLACE: Monastery of St. Benedict Center, Madison, WI

TIME: May 18-20 and July 24-30, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Monastic, ecumenical retreats -- group, directed, private. Let the contemplative, natural environment of a monastic setting reintegrate balance and prayer into your life. Ask about: "TIME: Together in Monastic Experience" (several dates); Holy Week retreat; "Spirit and Life: Walking the Path of Benedict," May 18-20; and "Blessed Simplicity," July 24-30. Contact: Monastery of St. Benedict Center, Department 347, PO Box 5070, Madison, WI 53705-0070. Phone: (608) 836-1631, ext. 101. E-mail:

PLACE: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, WI

TIME: Summer 2000

DESCRIPTION: June 2-4, "BodySpirit Retreat"--Jane Siarny; Lisa Lopez Williams, OP. July 7-9, "Piers Plowman" -- Clemente Davlin, OP. July 9-13, "Womanspirit" -- Kaye Ashe, OP; and Clare Wagner, OP. July 28-30, "Choose Life: For Women Who Have Experienced or Are Experiencing Cancer" -- Mary Ellen O'Grady, OP. Aug. 11-12, "The Creation Story" -- Tony Nash, CSJ. Aug. 14-16, meditation retreat -- Marjorie Schramm, RN, MS. Aug. 25-26, "Circle of Drums" -- Bill Kehl. Sept. 8-10, directed weekend retreat -- Marie Louise Seckar, OP; Clare Wagner, OP; Harriett Holles, BVM; Margaret Rooney. Sept. 28, Taize retreat and concert -- Taize Brothers. Contact: Sinsinawa Mound Center, General Delivery, Highway Z, Sinsinawa, WI 53824. Phone: (608) 748-4411.


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

TIME: Year-round

DESCRIPTION: A retreat and conference centre, ministry of the Order of Carmelites located above the Falls of Niagara in Ontario, Canada, on 12 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and tree-lined walkways. To view or retreat program see us online at: www.carmelniagara.come Or for a retreat brochure contact us at: Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7021 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7B7, Canada. Phone: (905) 356-4113; fax: (905) 358-2548. E-mail:

PLACE: Queenswood House, Queenswood, Victoria, BC, Canada

TIME: June 5-13, 2000

DESCRIPTION: Summer retreat at Queenswood -- silent directed retreat from Monday, June 5 to Tuesday, June 13. Directors: Sr. Sarah Comeau, SSA; Peter Boles; Fr. Bob Jones, SJ; Sr. Rita Stang, SMS. For further information and registration contact: Queenswood House, 2494 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC V8N 1V8, Canada. Phone: (250) 477-3822; fax: (250) 477-3891. E-mail:

PLACE: St. Benedict's Retreat and Conference Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

TIME: July and November 2000

DESCRIPTION: Advanced centering prayer retreat, July 14-21, massage and reiki available; silent directed retreat, July 14-21, massage and reiki; "Simplicity, Family and Community -- Voluntary Simplicity Workshop," Nov. 17-19; "Christopher Walker: Liturgy and Music Workshop," Nov. 24-25. Sabbatical time for women in the heart of a monastic community. Design your own from an array of options, spiritual direction included; enjoy city convenience in a rural setting. Year-round. Friends south of the border, stretch your dollar with us! St. Benedict's Retreat & Conference Centre, 225 Masters Ave., Winnipeg, MBCanada, R4A 2A1.
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