Preparing for Retreat

Being on a retreat is a time for focusing on your inner life and relationship to God.  You are invited to participate in the retreat in those ways in which God and your own spirit guide you.  There will be scheduled and unscheduled time that includes both group talks and quiet time.  All we ask is that you arrive for the retreat on time and stay for the entire retreat weekend.

 

Dress and Special Needs

Casual dress and comfortable shoes are recommended.  All bed linens and towels are provided; bring your own hair dryer if needed.  Please inform us in advance if you have any special needs (dietary, handicap accessible room, late arrival, etc).  Contact Cathy in advance at (313) 286-2801.

 

General Information

Retreatant rooms are available after 4:30 pm on Friday.  A buffet supper opens the retreat at 6:30 p.m.  An orientation and the first retreat experiences follow at 7:30 p.m.

A $30 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space for your retreat.  The suggested donation for the weekend is $210 for two nights lodging, five meals and a great program.  Please note:  Give more if you can, less if you can’t.

 

Cancellations

Please contact Cathy Adamkiewicz in the event you may have to cancel your Retreat Reservation.

 

Reservations

For further information, visit our website at www.stpaulretreat.org or contact Cathy Adamkiewicz at 313-286-2801 or email at cadamk@stpaulretreat.org

 

Prayer for Passionist Retreatants

Jesus, you invited the apostles to come away with you to a deserted place and rest a while.  Like your apostles, enable me to experience You on retreat – your suffering love and tender compassion.  May I come to better know myself, to draw closer to you, and to thus be of better service to my brothers and sisters in the Church.  Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, to respond generously, and to benefit from the solitude and peace.  Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Sorrows, may I and my fellow retreatants leave our retreat as deeply committed Christians, better able to follow your footsteps in all the opportunities and challenges of life.  Amen.