Retreat Centers

Lial Retreat Center, Whitehouse

http://www.lialrenewalcenter.org/ 

Ongoing Opportunities:

Retreats:

Silent Guided or Directed Retreat

Starts: Sunday, June 12th 2016 at 5:00 pm
Ends: Sunday, June 19th 2016 at 10:00 am

Guided retreat: “Let’s Dance”

Do you/did you like to dance? Dancing tends to release our spirit within; however, sometimes we may feel more graceful and other times a bit clumsy. In the dance of life, when we follow God’s lead in life, we sometimes dance in sync with the Leader and at other times we may have a misstep. In the retreat Sr. Joanne Mary Frania SND will invite all to consider what can help our dance proceed more gracefully and peacefully. Who/what can assist us in our life-dance?  What steps of the dance do we find easier and why? The answers to these questions are within. Each retreatant is asked to bring a Bible. In this guided retreat, opportunities will be provided for individual conferences for those who wish, the frequency of which will depend on the number of retreatants.

Directed retreat:

For 30 years, Sister Margaret Mach SC  has offered retreats, parish missions and workshops on various spirituality topics. As a potter, Sister Margaret believes the process of centering, opening and firing serve as metaphor for our spiritual journey. She received a certificate in spiritual direction through the Vincentian Studies Institute and a MA in Theology from the University of Dayton. She served as director of the Office of Evangelization for the Diocese of Cleveland, as elementary and secondary teacher and administrator, as well as 16 years in congregational leadership.

Cost for either retreat: $525 fee includes retreat direction, private room and meals; $100 deposit toward total cost due at registration.

Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, Fremont

http://www.pinesretreat.org/

Ongoing Opportunities:
Program offerings include: Group Retreats; Private Retreats; Conference/Retreat Hosting; Hermitages; Outreach throughout Ohio; Massage; Day and Overnight Programs; Spirituality and Social Justice programs

Retreats:

Reflection with a Cup of Tea
Spiritual & Corporal Works of Mercy in Our World Today

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9:00 - 10:30 AM

Look for headlines & articles in the newspapers and magazines that reflect God's mercy. Clip them out and bring them with you as we explore together how the Corporal and Spititual Works of Mercy are present in our world today. Sharing of articles, discussion and praying will fill the morning.

Leader: Sister Eve Marie Korzym, OSF

Cost: $7.00

Registration required.


Going Deeper with God through SoulCollage
Begins Friday, June 3 at 5:00 PM
Concludes Sunday, June 5 after lunch

Are you looking for a new way to pray? Give yourself the gift of taking time for creative prayer, tending to your soul, and listening to the Holy Spirit within, through the process of SoulCollage®. Through the use of images, intuition and imagination we will create our own ‘holy cards’ and then utilize these as doors and windows to deeper contemplative prayer. If you want to explore what God is doing in your life, enliven your spiritual life, engage deeper with God and have a fun and creative time then join us for this weekend retreat. Absolutely no art talent or experience is necessary. Please bring your own scissors, all other supplies will be provided.

Cost: $200.00

Led by Dr. Jane Steinhauser, a licensed counselor, trained spiritual director and certified SoulCollage® facilitator.

Registraton required.


Private Retreat Days
Week of June 6-11, 2016

Have you ever been to Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center and felt you wanted to explore your spiritual self in more depth? Join us as you rest in the presence of God and become refreshed in spirit.

For one week Our Lady of the Pines is opening up the Retreat Center to individuals and small groups for private, overnight retreats.

Enjoy the use of our many retreat rooms where you may sit in silence and reflect, read a book, or even get creative in our Art Room. Experience the beauty of nature with our walking labyrinth and trails, or enjoy our outdoor pool area and exercise room.

Massage and Spiritual Direction are available upon request.

Cost: $61.80 per night + $10 per meal or 5 overnights at $475.00 including meals. *(Private bathrooms are available at an additional $6.95 per night)

Registraton required.


Refresh Your Spirit Day
Reverence for All Creation

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Pope Francis invites us “to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.” (The Joy of the Gospel, 2013 and Laudato Si’, 2015) We will reflect on the beauty of humanity and our connectedness to all creation. Using our senses and our imaginations, we will prayerfully share how the Holy Spirit opens us to see, notice and grow in our awareness of the simplest species to the magnificence of God’s creation. We will also respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to “care for our common home.”

Cost: $25.00

Leader: Sr. Pat Schnapp, OSF

Registraton required.


Dream Workshop
Digging for Gold

Saturday, June 18, 2016
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

This workshop will be for those Daydreamers and other Spiritual Seekers to become more aware of the Archetypal images and energies in their dreams and daily experiences.

Join Father John Blaser, retired priest of Toledo Diocese and graduate of the Haden Institute for Dream Leaders, and Joseph Mascazine, MEd. as our guides and presenters. Father Blaser has interest in dream work as a companion for our spiritual journey and Joe Mascazine brings his interest and knowledge in literature as a source of archetypal understanding.

Cost: $20.00

Registration required.


The Stations of Mercy
Visit the Imprisoned

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Each month, following Pope Francis invitation to us “to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of God’s actions in our lives,” we will explore the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Leader: In June, through Scripture, prayer and presentation Sister Pat Schnapp, RSM will lead us more deeply into what it means to Visit the Imprisoned.

Cost: Free will donation will be given to Heartbeat

Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue

http://sorrowfulmothershrine.org/

July 16th & 17th, 2016 Fr. Andrew Apostoli, frequently seen on Mother Angelica, EWTN Sunday Night Prime, will be at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine.

He will have two Conferences on Saturday, July 16th and he will preach at all the weekend Masses here at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 State Route 269 (6 miles south of Bellevue), Bellevue, Ohio 44811.

For more information you may call 419-483-3435 x 101 or email: sorrowfulmother@yahoo.com.

St. Francis Spirituality Center, Tiffin

http://franciscanretreats.org/

Ongoing Opportunities

Tools for Coping with Chronic Illness and Pain

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Program: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

St. Francis Spirituality Center
200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH

Learn about relaxation techniques. Find natural ways to enhance your quality of life, reduce physical symptoms, soothe your mind and nurture your spirit.

Presenter: Rachel Berry BSN, RN

Pre-Registration required


A River Runs Through It
A Pilgrimage Day for active mothers, empty-nest mothers, grandmothers

Monday, May 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $35

Moms will be invited into various reflections on their lives during a 40-mile pilgrimage along the scenic Sandusky River. Trip begins at St. Francis at 9 a.m., includes a packed lunch. Concludes with an evening meal at Tackle Box II in Fremont and returns to St. Francis by 6:30 p.m.

Participants limited to 10, so register soon.
Price does not include cost of evening meal.

Registration


Mercy Listens
An open invitation to be heard

  • Think the Church is more concerned about doctrine than pastoral care?
  • Been disillusioned by church-goers who don't "walk the talk?"
  • Feel like God has turned against you?
  • Not sure you have a spiritual side?

Pope Francis is reaching out to you and the staff of St. Francis Spirituality Center wants to welcome you.

Wednesdays: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7:00 p.m.
St. Francis Spirituality Center Lounge
200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH
419-443-1485

We promise...

  • No shaming or condemning
  • No lecturing or platitudes
  • A safe forum in which to voice your doubts, hurt, anger, or disillusionment
  • Genuine, compassionate, confidential listening

No need to register...no charge...just come.
All faiths and/or no faith welcome


Jesus' and Gandhi's Steadfast Vision for a New Kind of World
Living the Sermon on the Mount...in Truth

Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 or 1:00 p.m.

St. Francis Spirituality Center
200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883
Greccio Room

Includes prayer, presentation, reflection, optional sharing

Retreat Leader: Sr. Paulette Schroeder

You are welcome to stay for the noon meal.

Cost: $10 retreat only; $20 retreat and meal at noon

To register: Call Jenifer at 419-443-1485 or e-mail


“Praying with Laudato Si”
Guided  Week-long Retreat

June 24–July 1
(Fri., 5:00 PM - Fri., after noon meal)
Fr. Vince Peterson, OFM, Conv., director

This retreat will explore the rich spiritual themes of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on creation, climate change, and our call to care for one another and our planet. One conference per day, including prayer/ritual and optional opportunity for individual direction session.
 
Fr. Vincent Petersen  is stationed at of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the areas of liturgy, the arts and the natural environment.  Growing up in rural Minnesota helped to ground his spirituality and love for the natural world.  He is also an environmental painter and uses his art for the cause of the Gospel.

Cost: $460;  Commuter $320

Our Lady of Consolation, Carey

http://www.olcshrine.com/calendar-of-events

https://www.olcshrine.com/

Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation to host events in May

Since 1875, countless pilgrims have journeyed to the Basilica and National of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio to ask for healing and to offer their praise and thanks. Through these prayers, the sick and afflicted have found health, comfort and consolation.

Pope Francis has declared this a Holy Year of Mercy. The Shrine is privileged to have been chosen as one of the sites to share in the tradition of the Holy Doors for the Diocese of Toledo. Every time one enters the Basilica using the Holy Doors, they will have the opportunity to receive the graces of this Holy Year. It is our hope that many people will come to visit and participate in the Holy Year and the special events here at the Shrine.

The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation will host two special celebrations in May. The first is Sunday May 1, at the noon Mass where the Year of Mercy will be celebrated followed with the annual May Crowning at the 2:30 pm Devotions and outdoor Rosary procession.

On Friday, May 6 at 7:00 pm we will have a special Mass in honor of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of those affected by cancer. Anyone who is suffering from cancer, in remission from cancer, a cancer survivor and their loved ones and caregivers are especially invited to participate. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered at the conclusion of the Mass; prayers for healing will also be offered individually.

The Shrine is open 24 hours a day, individual and group pilgrimages are always welcome. The Shrine is staffed by the Conventual Franciscan Friars.

For more information or directions to the Shrine, call 419-396-7107 or see our website www.olcshrine.com.


Year of Mercy Celebrations for 2016:

June 5:  Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas
8th Bishop of Toledo

July 3:  Bishop John Stowe
Former Rector and Pastor of Our Lady of Consolation
August Novena Preacher 1999

September 4: Rev. Msgr. Michael Hohenbrink, VF
Pontifical Honors/ Chaplain to his Holiness
Current Pastor at St. Michael’s, Findlay, OH
Dean of the St. Francis Deanery

October 2:  Fr. David Schalk
August Novena Preacher 2015

November 13: (Year of Mercy closing)   Fr. Ronald A. Schock
Pastor St. Joseph, Monroeville and St. Alphonse, Peru

Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania

Retreat options from the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania

Hermitages
Do you seek a place of quiet for prayer and retreat?

The Hermitages of the Sisters of St. Francis, Sylvania, Ohio offer you a place of quiet and prayer so you can get away and be still and know that God loves you infinitely. In the spirit of St. Francis, two single-person hermitages provide a setting for contemplation and renewal. The quiet and seclusion offer a time away from the daily business of life’s activities.

Nestled among the pine trees on the beautiful 89 acres of the Sylvania Franciscan Sisters campus, one can find peace and tranquility in the surrounding beauty of nature.
For more information: http://www.sistersosf.org/Retreats/Hermitages.aspx

Regina Spirituality Center
Nestled in a tranquil, 89-acre setting among pine trees, shrines, and a prayer garden, The Regina Spirituality & Conference Center is a place for people from all walks of life. Located on the Motherhouse grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio just northwest of Toledo, it is a place for prayer, personal development and educational formation.

Regina Center is designed for:
• Retreats; group or individual
• Ecumenical group meetings or prayer services
• Workshops
• School, parish, or organizational strategic planning
• Business meetings

For more information: http://www.sistersosf.org/Retreats/ReginaSpiritualityCenter.aspx


100 Years of Franciscan Presence
1916-2016

All events are open to the public and FREE unless otherwise noted

sistersosf.org

July 17
Founder's Day Ice Cream Social
Gather with the Sisters as they celebrate Mother Adelaide's first vows; 2-4 p.m.; Franciscan Center

September 24
Franciscan Centennial Gala
Join the Sisters to honor their diverse ministries; Liturgy, 5 p.m., Queen of Peace Chapel; Dinner, auction, entertainment, 6-9 p.m., Franciscan Center. This is a ticketed event.

October 4
Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, Founder of the Franciscan order
Join the Sisters for Liturgy at 4:30 p.m. in Queen of Peace Chapel

December 8
Closing of the Centennial Year
Liturgy at 4:30 p.m. in Queen of Peace Chapel, presided by Bishop Daniel Thomas

St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana

www.saintmeinrad.edu

Peace, the Benedictine Way

Friday, May 20- Sunday, May 22, 2016
Location: Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat will focus on the holy Rule of St. Benedict and how it can apply to living with peace in today's fast-paced society. Many chapters of the Rule can be applied and adapted and we can glean ideas from it that will greatly enhance our spiritual lives and help us attain true peace. This retreat should help us become better Christians and give us a greater appreciation for preparing for our heavenly home.

Retreat Director: Br. Maurus Zoeller, OSB

Fees
Single : $ 235; Double : $ 395


The Image as a Window to the Spiritual: An Artist’s Six-Day, Hands-On Workshop and Retreat

Friday, June 17- Thursday, June 23, 2016
Location: Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

From the beginning, art has been used as a pathway toward spiritual insight and awareness. On this studio retreat, each participant will work in one of several media throughout the week. Emphasis will be placed on cultivating the monastic values of listening, interior silence and gratitude through the process of making art. Each day will include a morning conference, generous afternoon studio time, and evening sharing and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere. Retreatants will also participate in the rhythm of the daily monastic liturgies.

Session Faculty
Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB, and Br. Michael Moran, CP

Fees
Single : $ 540; Double : $ 875


The Jesus Prayer

Tuesday, June 21- Thursday, June 23, 2016
Location: Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) This retreat introduces and explores this beautiful form of prayer, which comes to us from the Eastern Church.

Session Faculty: Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB

Fees
Single : $ 235; Double : $ 395


The Beatitudes: God's Logic in a Crazy World

Tuesday, June 28- Thursday, June 30, 2016
Location: Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

(Midweek Retreat) The Beatitudes are God's way of saying, "How delighted I am with you who are poor in pocket and poor in spirit, you who mourn, who are meek …. This kind of happiness can be found nowhere else but in me." Otherwise, the Beatitudes are just another feel-good program that could be readily endorsed by Taco Bell or Disneyland. Beatitudes demand a robust, muscular faith and strong, enduring determination if they are to produce what they promise.

Retreat Director: Fr. Vincent Tobin, OSB

Fees
Single : $ 235; Double : $ 395


Basic Bach: Appreciating a Creative Genius

Friday, July 1- Sunday, July 3, 2016
Location: Archabbey Guest House and Retreat Center

This retreat continues the exploration of great composers who have used their musical genius to enhance the spirituality of the Christian Church. Bach was truly a master of expressing the power of the Word of God by his numerous masterpieces. Audio-visual presentations will help us study this remarkable genius and his works.

Retreat Director: Fr. Noël Mueller, OSB

Fees
Single : $ 255; Double : $ 425