Salesian Women’s Silent Lenten Retreat
Are you stressed? Do you find yourself now more than ever dealing with anxiety and depression on a daily basis? If so, then this retreat may be for you. St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was no stranger to anxiety, stress, or depression and he lived during the second wave of the Bubonic Plague in Europe which also claimed the life of his own brother, Bernard. On this retreat weekend we will pray together and learn how St. Francis de Sales suggests we approach issues of anxiety, stress, busyness, workaholism, and sadness through his classic teachings found in his spiritual classic Introduction to the Devout Life.
The annual Salesian women’s retreat will be led this year by Fr. Michael Newman, O.S.F.S, who currently serves as the pastor of Holy Family Parish and as chaplain at Siena Heights University, both in Adrian, MI. Fr. Mike also serves the Oblates as the Assistant Provincial and Vocation Director of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Toledo-Detroit.
Single Room: $247.50 per person, or Shared Room: $209 per Person
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.
Retreat payments are non-refundable.