“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. The retreat of July 23 will concentrate entirely on the testimony of St. John, the beloved disciple, in the Fourth Gospel and Revelation.
- March 26 – April 1 (Holy Week)
- June 4 – 10
- July 9 – 15
- July 23 – 29 (John, the beloved disciple, his testimony)
- August 13 – 19
- October 8 – 14
- December 26 – January 1
Weekends of Prayer 2018
Each weekend of prayer includes a Scriptural reflection close to life experience. The common theme in 2018: the testimony of John the Apostle from his Gospel and from the Book of Revelation.
- February 16 – 18 Behold, the Lamb of God.
- March 16 – April 18 Do whatever he tells you.
- April 27 – 29 God so loved the world.
- May 25 – 27 Sir, give me this water.
- June 22 – 24 I am the Bread of Life.
- August 3 – 5 All you who thirst, come.
- September 28 – 30 In my Father’s house, many dwellings.
- October 26 – 28 He made us a kingdom, priests for his God and Father.
- November 16 – 18 Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
- December 7 – 9 Come, Lord Jesus.
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.