Retreat Info


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.

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SUMMER RETREATS

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ALL RETREATS!!
 
Becoming a Mature Disciple - Father John Rose 
It is said we are living in a culture of contempt.  We increasingly see examples of toxicity exhibited by anger, aggression, meanness, shaming, verbal and emotional abuse, etc.  Society seems to be going through a collective dark night of the soul.  Our feelings  of hopelessness or desolation may be an invitation to purify our hearts and ask ourselves what are our deepest yearnings?

As followers of Jesus and people of the gospel we are called to witness an alternative way of being.  God's dream for humanity is that we play our part in forming the Beloved Community where we image God to others.  How do we foster our spiritual energy and claim our role as prophets and disciples of a Risen Lord as did the early disciples who lived in a time of chaos, hatred and two pandemics and yet the church flourished and grew because of their witness.
June 19-24, 2022
Resident: $475; Commuter: $380

Celtic Retreat - Anne Curtis, RSM, Dir. of Mercy Ecology
A pilgrimage through the heart and inspiration of Celtic spirituality and how this ancient tradition can nourish us.  We will touch upon themes that characterize the early Celtic Christian spirituality.  Our guides will be the Celtic saints.

The retreat is silent and includes daily presentation, communal prayer, reflection guides, Celtic prayers and poems, and time for individual reflection.
July 24-29, 2022
Resident: $475; Commuter: $380


Intergenerational Relationships: A Presence that Strengthens - Sr. Noel Keller, RSM
Using poetry, biblical stories, the film Fried Green Tomatoes and the life of Catherine McAuley we will explore the importance of Intergenerational Relationships.  Our Lady of the Not So Barren Tree will be our guide.
August 7-12, 2022 

Resident: $475; Commuter: $380



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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. (See "Retreats" above for more information)

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.