Welcome to the Redemptorist Retreat Center
God offers you the gift
of plentiful redemption.
To make your stay more pleasant, safe, and worry-free we have made some changes here at the Retreat Center in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Center for Disease Control guidelines for dealing with such. Those that have been fully vaccinated need to wear a mask and need practice to social distancing. Those that have not been fully vaccinated need to wear a mask and practice social distancing. We want you to know that your safety as well as the safety of our other guests and our staff members is foremost in our mind.
We look forward to having you at the
Retreat Center in the near future.
THE LATEST NEWS
We Regret to Inform you of the Passing of
Fr Richard Thibodeau, C..Ss.R.
Fr Richard Thibodeau, C.Ss.R., Director of the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc, was born into eternal life on Sunday, January 16, 2022. At the time of his death, he was 72 years old.
He served the Church as a member of Redemptorists for more than 45 years. Before accepting his duties at the Retreat Center, he dedicated himself to ministries such as seminary formation, President of Liguori Publications, the Leadership team of the Redemptorists/Denver Province, and pastor of parishes in Chicago and New Orleans. He gave numerous retreats in the United States as well as internationally. He was a native of Milwaukee.
His life will be celebrated during a Memorial Mass on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Redemptorist Retreat Center. Visitation will take place 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm and the Mass will begin at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Redemptorist Retreat Center in honor of Fr Richard Thibodeau, C.Ss.R.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. And
Exploring Mindfulness --
Come to the Quiet
February 14 - 17 2022
An opportunity to make a personal retreat in a setting of silence, reflection and optional common prayer.
Eucharist, Evening Prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.
Weekend Silent Preached Retreats for Men
February 4 - 6, 2022
February 18 - 20, 2022
February 25 - 27, 2022
March 4 - 6, 2022
March 11 - 13, 2022
April 8 - 10, 2022
Theme: "Healing in a Wounded World"
(not a silent retreat)
February 11 - 13, 2022
Theme: "Healing in a Wounded World"
EXPLORE OUR RETREAT CENTER
The Redemptorist Retreat Center was established as a place for you to rest, reflect and renew. From the peaceful lake to the lush woods, our surroundings invite you to step back from your daily life and spend time in prayer with the Lord. Explore our history, mission and retreat offerings and find your place here.
In 1927, Lindbergh had flown over the Atlantic and Admiral Byrd had flown over the North Pole. There were transatlantic telephone calls and even movies that talked. All this “progress” had a way of distracting people away from God and so it was with the idea of bringing men and women back to God that the Redemptorists began the retreat movement in Oconomowoc.
HOST YOUR OWN GROUP
We welcome you to visit our retreat center any time. Interested in bringing a group to spend a weekend with us, but not finding the program you need? Consider hosting your own. These are retreats sponsored by the Center but facilitated by outside individuals. These conferences typically last over three or four days.
Often, there is no greater gift than time for personal prayer and reflection; a little quiet, a little space and a little time. We offer individual apartment-style spaces for personal retreats, sponsored by the Center but facilitated by outside individuals, typically lasting over three or four days. We are flexible in order to give you what you need.