How do we return to those basic gospel values so as to bring a sense of healing not only to the world but to each of us? Our recent experience of isolation and separateness reminds us of the need for Jesus and encountering him through a community that reaches out to one another with care.
It is our human interaction, based on gospel values, where we begin any healing process. This retreat will offer the values and possible ways to address this inner longing of our hearts.
Weekend retreats facilitated by the Redemptorist Team, ordinarily referred to as the Weekend Silent Preached Retreat, are scheduled for men or for women, the theme of which changes on an annual basis.
Although many parishes have scheduled to attend retreats on specific weekends as a group, individuals or groups from any parish are free to choose to attend a retreat on any of the indicated weekends.
The silent weekend preached retreat offers time for private prayer and rest, group meditation, Spiritual Conferences, daily Eucharist, an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spiritual consultation, Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Lectio Divina, and enjoying the beautiful grounds.
2021 - 2022 Theme and description for the
weekend silent preached retreats.
"Healing in a Wounded World"
The world has always had challenges. Recent events have underscored that our present time is no different. Whether we are talking about Covid, politics, the economy, or myriad other issues, we are faced with the effects of a wounded world. This has led to judgments and actions that have often split people and countries apart from one another.
What has been true on a global level is even more so on a personal scale. Many families and friends have found themselves to be at odds with one another over what was thought were basic areas of agreement. Recent periods of isolation imposed on us broke down heartfelt lines of communication. How does one navigate through such a time?
In October, 2020, Our Holy Father issued “Fratelli Tutti” as an important Christian response to our present reality. In this encyclical Pope Francis underscores the relationship we have to one another. This includes not only our relationship as brothers and sisters, but to care for the environment, the just exchange of goods, and the effects of disparity between countries. What the Holy Father highlights is simply an elaboration of Gospel values that Jesus expressed through his ministry of preaching and healing.