Passionist Preached Weekend Retreat

Letting His presence encounter us, longing for space, time, solitude and peace. 

                                                                                                      Margaret Silf, Author

A weekend retreat experience centered around an annual theme designed to focus on some aspect of one’s life journey and relationship with God. In keeping with the Passionist Charism, retreatants will be invited to (re)discover the mystery of the Cross and Passion of Christ as foundational to healthy living. We invite you to join us in the stillness and the quiet for periods of listening to retreat leaders interwoven with silence for reflection, opportunities for prayer, Sacraments, sharing and experiences of God’s presence.

2020-2021 Retreat Theme: 

Bouncing Back:
Living in Hope

Hope is the knowledge that even when life is difficult it can be lived in a meaningful way.

These past months have been difficult and challenging: a roller coaster of emotions, feelings and experiences. We have been navigating through a worldwide pandemic. In his book “Dream,” Pope Francis says “the question is whether you’re going to come through this crisis and if so, how? The basic rule of a crisis is that you don’t come out of it the same. If you get through it, you come out better or worse, but never the same.”

Hope is a virtue – a way of being and acting – that can help us come out better.

People of hope:

  • Know there are no quick solutions and no easy way out
  • Seek what is right and good
    • Even when it’s difficult
    • Even in the midst of cynicism

Virtues take practice. We are called to become practitioners of hope. 

This retreat experience will invite a re-connection – to God’s story and our faith story – to better anchor us in our path to hope.

Weekend retreats begin on Friday afternoon with check-in at 4:30 pm and dinner at 6:30. The retreats conclude on Sunday morning after Mass (finished before noon.)

Contact Christine Calleja, Passionist Weekend Retreat Reservation Coordinator, by email at calleja@stpaulretreat.org or call 313.286.2801, for more information to register for a Passionist Preached Weekend Retreat.