Retreats
One-on-One Retreat Intensives
Retreat Intensives

Rooted in ‘deep listening’, a retreat intensive is a gently structured day that weaves together silence and conversation, instruction and direct experience. Customized to your individual needs, each retreat includes spiritual companioning, light meditation and prayer, readings, inner-reflection, and contemplative activities, using a specific interest or practice as the day’s framework:

Meditation Retreat

Throughout the day, you will befriend stillness using various meditative practices drawn from Christian and Eastern influences to help deepen your connection with your inner-spirit.

Creative Spirituality Retreat

Creative expression is a growing spiritual practice. Enjoy process art making as a way to discover deeper meaning in your spiritual life. You may focus on a specific form of expression, such as poetry, free writing, journaling, drawing, painting, or shrine box creation.

Franciscan Prayer & Spirituality Retreat

Explore our deep connection to Mother Earth and all living things using St. Francis’ “Canticle of Creation” and other Franciscan resources as a guide throughout your day.

A Day of Christian Prayer

Deepen your spiritual practice through the Common Christian prayer, “Liturgy of the Hours”, using the Psalms and Seasons of the liturgical calendar as your guide.

Guided Retreats

As we go through adulthood, we experience many moments where life calls us to pause and wonder. Transitions in family circumstances, professional career, moving to a new location, marriage or death can be marked by an inner change as we sometimes examine our faith during these times. Sometimes we find ourselves at a point where we need something, but we’re not sure exactly what we’re yearning for.

As you seek inner-peace in your life, a Guided Retreat offers a personal, quiet space to explore your relationship with God and the love that surrounds you always. We work closely with you to create a Guided Retreat customized around your needs and where you are in life and on your spiritual journey. A quiet retreat provides an opportunity to rest, renew, learn and grow in your own spirituality.

During the retreat you are provided a comfortable Quiet Room and also given time for contemplative and solitary activities, including prayer, journaling, reading, walking the grounds, art and music, and use of our Chapel.

You may also request the companioning of a spiritual director during your retreat. Our directors are sensitive and responsive to where you are on your journey and are experienced in different faith practices. You will have time to meet with one of them and share any issues that may have emerged. You may be given a scripture reading or something that might help you to be compassionately present with whatever has surfaced in your life.

To schedule your Guided Retreat online, click here

Retreat Intensives are customized for your individual needs. Reserve your date here and our Retreat Specialist will be in touch with you within 2-3 business days. Or to learn more, contact us at 630-909-6805.

 

Creative Spirituality Retreat

Creative expression is a growing spiritual practice. Enjoy process art making as a way to discover deeper meaning in your spiritual life. 

Learn More

A Day of Christian Prayer

Deepen your spiritual practice through the Common Christian prayer, “Liturgy of the Hours”, using the Psalms and Seasons of the liturgical calendar as your guide.

Learn More

Franciscan Prayer and Spirituality Retreat

Explore our deep connection to Mother Earth and all living things using St. Francis’ “Canticle of Creation” and other Franciscan resources as a guide throughout your day.

Learn More

Meditation Retreat

Throughout the day, you will befriend stillness using various meditative practices drawn from Christian and Eastern influences to help deepen your connection with your inner-spirit.

Learn More