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Lay Carmelite Silent Retreat

Fr. Nicolas Blackwell, O.Carm. will offer a talk based on what St. John of the Cross offered to a group of sisters to help them understand consecrated life. As we hear the words of St. John of the Cross, in this retreat, we will receive his wonderful principles and insights for someone seeking to live life for the Spirit. This is particularly valuable for those following or hoping to follow the Carmelite charism. Even though we live in the world, and not in a convent, this wisdom can lead us closer to Christ, and guide us in relationships with family and friends. Fr. Nicolas will focus on St. John’s guidance on how to cultivate communal life and relationship. Come and be inspired!

$269.00 Private Single Room (One person)
$229.00 Shared Room (2 People, price per person)

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From Fr. Blackwell: I am a Carmelite Friar and Catholic Priest of the Catholic Church. My Facebook page is where I share my social media content about faith and spirituality. I hope you find my social media ministry nourishing. My website is www.thefrankfriar.com I release a new podcast every Monday and Wednesday. I release a new video on YouTube every Tuesday and Thursday. Also, a put up a new blog post every Friday. I am also a monthly columnist at the Catholic Stand. Find my articles bellow. http://www.catholicstand.com/author/rev-nicholas-blackwell-o-carm/


Our guestrooms have one queen or double sized bed per room. Rooms are simply furnished with bedding, towels, and soap as well as a Bible and crucifix.

Registration includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Scholarships are available. Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff. A guest fridge is also available for guest use in the Dining Room.

On the first evening of your retreat, you are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The retreat will officially begin with dinner at 6:00pm. The retreat will conclude at 1:00pm on the last day of your retreat, following lunch.

A computer with internet access is open for use in our lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the building.

Help is available 24 hours a day. Our staff or retreat volunteers are eager to assist you throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies are offered 24/7 in the Dining Room. Our Chapel is always open, giving you a quiet place for prayer and reflection any time of the day or night.


Aug 18 - 20 2023


4:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
4700 Southwest Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA, USA


Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades
(206) 274-3130