Retreat Info


Summer Retreat Schedule

 SUMMER INSTITUTE
Theme: The Spirituality of 12 Steps: Facing our Addictions

Our Summer Institute will focus this year on deepening your spirituality as you develop a richer understanding using the 12 steps as a course of action. You may be acquainted with the first twelve-step program used in Alcoholics Anonymous. Sometimes described as a journey from your head to your heart, the 12-step program is truly a life-giving spiritual approach for everyone. By fully realizing the power of the spirituality behind the 12 steps, you will discover a peace in your heart that the world cannot give. We hope that you will obtain happiness bylearning more about the spirituality behind the steps.
Dates: July 13 - 15, 2021 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenters:
July 13th – Sr. Kay Kanick RSM
July 14th - Ruth Fogarty
July 15th – Panel Discussion
Fee: $90



Guided Retreat with Fr. John Rose
Theme: Commissioned to Announce God's Mercy and Compassion: An Invitation to a Gospel Based Spirituality of Mature Discipleship
Our journey will begin Sunday, July 25th at 7PM with introduction and prayer. During this week Father John Rose will lead us into the exploration of how our discipleship evolves from our personal experiences and encounters with Jesus and how we become ambassadors
of the reign of God. Please bring your bible.
Dates: Sunday, July 25, 7:00 pm through Friday, July 30, after brunch

Fee: $450 Resident/$350 Commuter


Guided Retreat with Sr. Noel Keller RSM
Theme: Essentials of Discipleship according to the
New Testament and Catherine McAuley

Using texts, poetry and art, we will explore what “following” entails and how that all translates into what is even more essential for us today? During the week we will review Mark, Matthew, Luke,
John, Paul and Catherine McAuley.
Dates: Sunday, August 8, 7:00 pm through
Friday, August 13 after brunch

Fee: $450 Resident/$350 Commuter

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Guided Retreat with Joyce Martelli 

Theme: Creative Exploration of Art and Spirituality. Enjoy 4 days of expanding your spirituality through art. The two will be enhanced using Visio Divina, creation of your personalized journal, the use of nature and other creative activities to widen your meditation time with God. The program allows for private reflection time as well as group work. All are welcome. Come and discover the artist in you whether it is through doing, praying, or viewing pieces of art through Visio Divina and nature.

Dates: Thursday, August 26, 9:00 am through Sunday, August 29 after brunch
Fee: $325 Resident/$250 Commuter

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Directed Retreat Weekend Returns

Come immerse yourself for a long weekend of spiritual enrichment using imagery, art and media to help you connect with Jesus’ life experiences and see your own call to discipleship at a more contemplative pace.

Individual Spiritual Direction will be available.


Dates: Thursday, October 21, 9:00 am through Sunday October 24, after brunch
Fee: $325 Resident/$250 Commuter


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Retreats

 Mercy Spirituality Center is a retreat center for people of all faiths. We believe that each of us, individuals and organizations alike, needs time apart to find, deepen, or refresh our connection to what matters most in life.
We are deeply grateful to be able to offer our beautiful space to the community for rest, reflection and spiritual growth. Our facilitated retreats center around contemplative practice, Ignatian Spirituality and finding God in nature.

We also offer private retreats for groups and individuals. A Day to Call Your Own opens with an optional communal prayer, then the rest of the day is yours. We provide a private room, a simple lunch, and our beautiful house and grounds for you to explore as you wish. If you need a little more time in quiet, consider A Retreat to Call Your Own which includes all of the above plus an overnight and pick-up breakfast. Check our calendar for scheduled opportunities,
or contact us to arrange a date that fits your schedule. 

Located just one block from Highland Park, Mercy Spirituality Center offers 10 private guest rooms, meeting spaces for groups as small as 5 or as large as 35, kitchen and dining facilities along with various dining options dependent on the length and nature of your stay, a richly stocked library,
spacious yard with gazebo and plenty of off-street parking.

Quiet Retreats

 Our day-long, mini-weekend and full weekend retreats provide opportunities for slowing down and making space for the more in your life. We offer practices designed to quiet busy minds in order to make room for a deeper and richer experience of the divine. Mercy Spirituality Center is a retreat center for people of all faiths. We believe that each of us, individuals and organizations alike, needs time apart to find, deepen, or refresh our connection to what matters most in life. We are deeply grateful to be able to offer our beautiful space to the community for rest, reflection and spiritual growth.

Facilitated Retreats

Our facilitated retreats center around contemplative practice, Ignatian Spirituality and finding God in nature. Check our calendar to see what’s up next, or call to arrange an experience tailored to the needs of your group. We also offer private retreats for groups and individuals. A Day to Call Your Own opens with an optional communal prayer, then the rest of the day is yours. We provide a private room, a simple lunch, and our beautiful house and grounds for you to explore as you wish. If you need a little more time in quiet, consider A Retreat to Call Your Own which includes all of the above plus an overnight and pick-up breakfast. Check our calendar for scheduled opportunities, or contact us to arrange a date that fits your schedule. Located just one block from Highland Park, Mercy Spirituality Center offers 10 private guest rooms, meeting spaces for groups as small as 5 or as large as 35, kitchen and dining facilities along with various dining options dependent on the length and nature of your stay, a richly stocked library, spacious yard with gazebo and plenty of off-street parking.  

Group Retreat Opportunities

 We believe in the value of time apart from the routines of daily life. In our warm, inviting space, Mercy Spirituality Center is uniquely able to offer intimate, experiential, contemplative retreats for your small group. Call us to find out more about our weekend (Friday evening – Sunday brunch) and mini-weekend (Friday evening - Saturday late afternoon) offerings. Call 585-473-6893. Or email us at: [email protected]
But contact us early! Available weekends fill quickly.