Faith is a dark night for man, but in this very way it gives him light. — St. John of the Cross
The rich tradition of Carmelite spirituality and hospitality provides a setting for a variety of programs for men and women seeking a deeper experience of God and of themselves. We welcome groups who facilitate their own meetings, retreats, or workshops as well as individuals wanting to plan their own private stays here at the Center.
Come take part in our uplifting day programs and sponsored retreats, led by our experienced staff!
Plan a single day meetings or multi-day retreats for your group at the Center.
Enjoy a private retreat with spiritual direction from our staff or simply spend some quiet time on your own.
Make a guided pilgrimage to the National Shrine of St. Therese with your group.
By Glenn Snow on September 13, 2014
There is no doubt that Francis prayed for peace, and sought to bring it about in many ways. But that also means that he was asking God’s help in real-world situations where peace was nowhere to be found. That is the difficulty in understanding a Saint who has become so familiar to us. Because the musical, artistic, and cinematic portraits are ingrained in our consciousness, it is all too easy for us to think that St. Francis was a simple, one-dimensional character who now graces our backyards with birds on his shoulder. But the story of Francis’ spirituality is much more complex than that, and his spirituality makes for a fascinating, inspiring, and instructive story.
By Glenn Snow on September 14, 2014
Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s classic book A Gift from the Sea has nourished, inspired, and counseled women since its publication in 1955. Sr. Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. has directed retreats for women guided by the insights of this wonderful book for more than 20 years. Hundreds of women have benefited from this experience.
By Glenn Snow on October 17, 2014
Thursday, November 6 6pm – 9pm Fr. Glenn Snow -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This is the second in a series by Father Glenn called: Praying the Saints. Pope John XXIII was declared a Saint by Pope Francis earlier this year. He is revered by many, derided by some, and quite often reduced into a caricature which says […]