Retreats

We invite you to join us for one retreat or consider creating an ongoing rhythm of solitude retreats.   We will prepare the space so you can just come and be with God, the only One who can show you how to live freely and lightly.

IF YOU ARE READY TO REGISTER FOR THE NOVEMBER RETREATS  Register now for Nov 3 OR Nov 4.  

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION – Keep reading or go to the FAQ page.

DESCRIPTION OF A TYPICAL RETREAT DAY

During each retreat day, we will gather at the beginning of our time to prepare our hearts for what God might have for us and to explain several guided solitude options.   You can decide to follow the guided solitude options or follow your own promptings from God.  We will come back together at the end of the day for conversation about your experience.  Lunch, snacks, beverages and optional experience materials will be provided.  Optional spiritual direction sessions will also be available.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

All retreats are day-long experiences beginning at 8:30am and ending at 4:30pm. Registration will begin at 8am.

RETREAT LOCATION

Retreats will be held at the beautiful campus of University of St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center in Mundelein, IL.   The moment you enter through the arch to the 930 acre campus, the tranquil natural surroundings will allow you to easily let go of the distractions of everyday life. Take a walk through the woods, along the three mile road circling the St. Mary’s Lake, or simply enjoy the quiet serenity of this beautiful setting.

St Mary Sunrise

St. Mary’s at Sunrise

RETREAT COST

$119 includes lunch and materials. $99 early bird rate available until 2 weeks before the retreat.  You can sign up for spiritual direction when you register for an additional $60.

CONSIDER GETTING INTO A RHYTHM OF SOLITUDE

$500 includes 6 retreats for the price of 5 (an overall savings of $220).  Use discount code ONEYEAR each time you register. Must be used within a 12 month period and non-transferable.

AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Six individual spiritual direction sessions will be offered at each day retreat (approximately 50 minute sessions). These sessions will be available on a first-come first-serve basis for additional fee. Add this on when you register.  The cost is $60.

OVERNIGHT ROOM ADD-ON

Rooms can be reserved at St. Mary’s for an additional cost of $58 plus room tax depending on availability before or after the retreats. If you would like to stay, please call St. Mary’s directly at 847-566-8290. to make reservations.  Coming early and spending the night allows you an extended time with God and a slow start to your day and the beautiful campus of St. Mary’s.

WHAT TO BRING

Bible, journal and comfortable clothing and walking shoes to walk the grounds or path around the lake.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THE SOLITUDE RETREATS

Full refund will be given for cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the event.   Cancellations within the two week period will be refunded except for $50 non-refundable charge upon written request. Refunds within this two week window must be requested via email and include your mailing address.

Picture of St Mary Bridge 2

3 mile paved walking path around the lake

RETREAT SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION

November Sacred Retreats:  “Journey with God”  As a part of the beginning of the day we will discuss how we journey with God is beginnings, transitions and endings.

  • Select one of these two day-long identical retreat dates:

* Register by October 23, 2017 and use discount code EARLYBIRD to save $20.   You can also sign up for spiritual direction when you register for the retreat.

Upcoming Retreat Dates:

See Calendar for more dates

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