“Silence is the environmental condition most conducive to contemplation, to listening to God, and to meditation. The very fact of experiencing silence and letting ourselves be “filled”, so to speak, with silence, disposes us to prayer. God speaks in silence, but we must know how to listen.” Pope Benedict XVI
Each retreat seeks to shed the light of the Gospel on the experience of life and so renew the joy of believing. Retreat 4 will focus on a specific theme, Mary, thew new Eve.
- April 10 – 16 (Holy Week)
- May 29 – June 4 (Pentecost)
- July 10 – 16
- July 24 – 30, Mary, the new Eve, mother of all the living
- August 14 – 20
- October 9 – 15
- December 26 – January 1
Weekends of Prayer 2017
Each weekend of prayer includes a Scriptural reflection close to life experience. The common theme in 2017: with Mary to contemplate the face of Jesus.
- March 3 – 5 God breathed into man the breath of life.
- March 31 – April 2 Eve…was the mother of all the living.
- April 28 – 30 The angel said: nothing shall be impossible for God.
- May 19 – 21 Mary said, Here am I, the servant of the Lord.
- June 23 – 25 Blessed are you among women.
- August 4 – 6 How is it that the mother of my Lord comes to me?
- September 22 – 24 Blessed is she who believed.
- October 20 – 22 The Almighty has done great things for me.
- November 17 – 19 He has put down the mighty from their thrones.
- December 8 – 10 God has visited and redeemed his people.
Preached by Father Matthew Bradley
• The Foyer proposes an offering of $50 to $100 per day for the six day retreat and between $125 and $250 for the weekend of prayer. (Inability to make this offering should not keep someone from making the retreat; please consult the Foyer.)
• All rooms have private bath and AC. Bethany – the second building – has its own chapel and coffee station.
• There is train service (the Greenbush line) from South Station, Boston, to North Scituate where we meet retreatants.