Retreats

Centering Prayer – Every Wednesday Evening

Jan. 09 (Thu), 2014 - Jan. 07 (Thu), 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm,

Fee: No Fee

This program is offered every Wednesday evening all year long.

Come join us for an hour of silent meditation Wednesday evenings based on Abbot Thomas Keating’s Centering Prayer method which is now practiced by thousands of people worldwide. This meditation method teaches us to gently let go of our mind’s busy thoughts so as to rest in the Divine Presence, the ground of all being. If faithfully practiced, the fruits of Centering Prayer are emotional healing, profound peace, and graced relations with God, others, our true selves, and all creation. For more information, phone Kitty Parisi, 732-229-1795

Presenter(s):
Kitty Parisi, PH.D.

Prayer Starts With Awareness of Your Body, Mind, Emotions, Desires: deMello Weekend Retreat (6/5 – 6/7)

Jun. 05 (Fri), 2015 - Jun. 07 (Sun), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $250, Deposit $100

Tony deMello brings together what is the best in the Eastern and Western tradition of enlightenment.  Through presentations, delightful stores, DVDs of Tony in action and mindfulness exercises, you may be able to reconnect with that silent place which dances in your heart. Here is one of Tony’s stories. Read it. Read it again. Let it roll around within yourself for a while. Reread it. It may help you break through the concepts, and the programming that separates you from the laughter, the emotions, the desires, the joy that is within you.

The disciple traveled for years to find the master.  The day he arrives was the master’s day of silence. Being kind, the master offered the disciple a pad and pen to write his question which was:  “What is the secret of enlightenment?”  The master took the pad and wrote:  “Awareness”. 

Disappointed the disciple wrote:  “Could you expand on that?”  The master took the pad and wrote:  “Awareness, awareness, awareness”. 

Frustrated the disciple wrote:  “What’s that supposed to mean?”  The master wrote:  “Awareness, awareness, awareness” means “Awareness”.

The master handed the pad back to the disciple and went back to his meditation.

Presenters:  Desmond Towey, Jonathan Galente

Compassion: The Face of God (Preached Retreat), June 15 – 21, Paul Coutinho

Jun. 15 (Mon), 2015 - Jun. 21 (Sun), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $525, Deposit $100

Realizing personal power and freedom in a chaotic world! This is a silent retreat here we will contemplate compassion as the essence of God in all the major religions.  It is in this awareness that we will find our true identity and a way to live effectively in a chaotic world.  Our lives will never be the same!

PresenterPaul Coutinho

Silent, Directed Retreat (June 22 – 29)

Jun. 22 (Mon), 2015 - Jun. 29 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $545, Depost $100

Spend time in quiet prayer and reflection, meeting each day with a spiritual director. This is a silent retreat conducted in the Ignatian spirit.

Spiritual Directors:
Maureen Christensen, rsm (This director is currently full)
Gail DeMaria, csjp (This director is currently full)
Mary Kay Flannery, ssj
Eleanor Goekler, smic
Doris Mical, csjp
Marie Danaher, op
Msgr. Jim Burke

Come Be by the Sea (July 1 – 6)

Jul. 01 (Wed), 2015 - Jul. 06 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $475, Deposit $100

These days are set aside for those who wish private time to pray, read, swim, etc. There is no formal program. Liturgy is celebrated each day. This is not a silent retreat.

Do Not Be Afraid of Tenderness, Mercy, and Goodness

Jul. 06 (Mon), 2015 - Jul. 13 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $530, Deposit $100

We’re sorry but this retreat is currently full.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list should we get a cancellation, please give us a call at 732-229-0602.  Or please consider one of our many other retreats which might meet your needs.  (Posted 5/1/15)

Pope Francis spoke these words as he began his pontificate on March 13, 2013. He proclaimed “that the one thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm hearts” through mercy. Inspired by Cardinal Walter Kasper’s book, Mercy, the pope has made this his signature theme.  This retreat will focus on mercy as being at the core of Jesus’s teachings in the parables and explained by Pope Francis and Cardinal Kasper.  The invitation offered during the retreat will be to receive mercy, healing, and forgiveness so that we might bring these gifts to others.

Presenters:  Rev. Anthony Ciorra

Silent, Directed Retreat (July 13 – 20)

Jul. 13 (Mon), 2015 - Jul. 20 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $545, Deposit $100

Spend time in quiet prayer and reflection, meeting each day with a spiritual director.  This is a silent retreat conducted in the Ignatian spirit.

Spiritual Directors:
Margaret Gaffikin, fsp (This director is currently full)
Gail DeMaria, csjp (This director is currently full)
Margaret Galiardi, op
Jean McLoughlin, ssnd
Doris Mical, csjp (This director is currently full)
Carol Otto
Rev. Kirk Reynolds, SJ (This director is currently full)

 

 

‘Tis A Gift To Be Simple 6-Day Retreat (7/24 – 7/30)

Jul. 24 (Fri), 2015 - Jul. 30 (Thu), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $570, $100 deposit

This six day retreat is for those who wish a private retreat time with no formal program.  Each day liturgy will be celebrated and the meals will be in silence for those who wish to pursue their own prayer, meditation and contemplation.

NEW! Threshold Living…The Experience of Transitions Weekend Retreat (7/24 – 7/31), Anita Constance, sc

Jul. 24 (Fri), 2015 - Jul. 27 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $325, Deposit $100

Life is filled with challenges and transitions; some we hardly notice, others we spend much time with. This retreat invites you to take the opportunity to identify the experience of transition in your life now and in the past. Become aware of the transformation and grace God offers us.

Spend a weekend at the shore and some quiet time with the Lord…Join us!

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Presenter:  Anita Constance, sc

NEW! The Healing Power of Christian Virtue Guided Retreat – Michael Laratonda, fms

Jul. 27 (Mon), 2015 - Jul. 31 (Fri), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $395, $100 Deposit

This silent, guided retreat will explore – through morning presentations, suggestions for prayer, and film screenings – several of the key Christian virtues we are called to “live fully and live well.”  How do faith, hope, love/charity, peace, joy, courage enable power for healing – in oneself, others and the world.  Topics considered:  purity of heart; integration of our ‘shadow’; true meanings of ‘virtue’; the closeness of God; the power of the human/divine voice; the call to ongoing transformation.

Time will allow for prayer, rest, art work, Eucharist during the retreat.  Retreatants are encouraged to bring a Bible and a notebook or journal.

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Presenter:  Michael Laratonda, fms

 

Sea & Solitude Weekend: Silent, Directed Retreat (July 31 – Aug. 3)

Jul. 31 (Fri), 2015 - Aug. 03 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $325, Deposit $100

Introduction to Spiritual Direction Weekend

Ever wondered whether spiritual direction might help deepen your relationship with God? Not sure if you could be silent for a whole weekend?  Come to the sea and “see” what it’s all about!  This weekend will provide a special opportunity for those seeking an introduction to spiritual direction and the experience of a silent retreat.  Enjoy the contemplative environment on the doorstep of the ocean to pray and spend quiet time with the Lord. Through daily meetings with a spiritual director, guidance is provided for prayer and reflection.

This is a silent retreat conducted in the Ignatian spirit.  Those who have experience with spiritual direction are also welcome!

pdf icon  Sea&Solitude Weekend Registration Flyer

Spiritual Directors:
Gail DeMaria, csjp
Kathleen Geelan
Jean McLoughlin, ssnd
Doris Mical, csjp

Growing in Consciousness: Our Connectedness in the Cosmic Christ

Aug. 03 (Mon), 2015 - Aug. 10 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $540, Deposit $100

Building on themes which he has developed in his best-selling book, “Repair My House; Becoming a ‘Kindom’ Catholic“, Michael Crosby will invite retreatants to an evolutionary journey into the Christification of our lives and the universe itself.

Presenter:  Rev. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap.
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Silent, Directed Retreat (Aug. 10 – 17)

Aug. 10 (Mon), 2015 - Aug. 17 (Mon), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $545, Deposit $100

Spend time in quiet prayer and reflection, meeting each day with a spiritual director.  This is a silent retreat conducted in the Ignatian spirit.

Spiritual Directors:
Margaret Ellen Burke, sc (This director is currently full)
Gail DeMaria, csjp (This director is currently full)
Marcia Huber, smic
Jean McLoughlin,ssnd
Judith Mertz, sc (This director is currently full)
Doris Mical, csjp
Rev. Bill Rakowicz, sj

Come Be by the Sea (Aug. 17-21)

Aug. 17 (Mon), 2015 - Aug. 21 (Fri), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $380, Deposit $100

These days are set aside for those who wish private time to pray, read, swim, etc. There is no formal program. Liturgy is celebrated each day. This is not a silent retreat.

Come Be by the Sea (Aug. 21-27)

Aug. 21 (Fri), 2015 - Aug. 27 (Thu), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $570, Deposit $100

These days are set aside for those who wish private time to pray, read, swim, etc. There is no formal program. Liturgy is celebrated each day. This is not a silent retreat.

A New Way of Seeing: Waterspirit Summer Program

Aug. 27 (Thu), 2015 - Aug. 30 (Sun), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $350, Deposit $100

This retreat offers time to see in new ways the natural world where land meets the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and to stand in wonder and experience the Holy Mystery that surrounds you. To see in new ways can help us recognize our interconnectedness within nature and our responsibility to reverence and care for this gift of God.

Presenters:  Suzanne Golas, csjp and Joan Carey, ssj

Be “A Beholder of Grace” Guided Retreat

Sep. 08 (Tue), 2015 - Sep. 11 (Fri), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $350

The primary and essential factor in contemporary Christian life is one’s direct, personal relationship with God. God’s self communication – Grace – is at the heart of our human existence. This guided retreat will be a time of contemplative waiting; a time of discerning the meaning of our baptism; a time of discovering anew our unique love relationship with God.

Presenter:  Beverly Musgrave, Ph. D.

Women’s Weekend: How to Let Go, Let God and Really Live It!

Oct. 02 (Fri), 2015 - Oct. 04 (Sun), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $250, Deposit $100

We have heard this stated over and over again! We try to achieve this and sometimes it seems to work for awhile and then we go right back to worrying, doubting and feeling confused.  Why is it so hard to just let go?  Why do we fight it even though we really want it?  What keeps us from trusting the very God we really desire to love?  These feelings, issues and these spiritual conflicts will be identified and resolved!  This will be a weekend of great release and relief!

PresenterGinger Grancagnolo, Ed D, D. Min, opa

Soul Sisters: Women Called to Connect, Bond and Heal in a Broken World

Oct. 13 (Tue), 2015 - Oct. 18 (Sun), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $545, Deposit $100

During this retreat we will explore the feminine divine and how women have a significant role to play in bringing balance and healing to our world of war and suffering.

We will look at the role of women in Scripture as well as the call to transformation in Christian tradition.  The history of God as Mother will be examined and the importance of compassion in the process of healing for ourselves as individuals as well as the global community.

We will also look at the experience of some contemporary women whose struggle for new life is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit and the redeeming power of God’s grace.  This precious time with God, our sisters and ourselves will leave us forever changed!

Presenter:  Edwina Gately
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Introversion Under Attack: Reclaiming Silence Sabbath & Solitude

Nov. 13 (Fri), 2015 - Nov. 15 (Sun), 2015
3:00 pm - 1:00 pm,

Fee: $250, Deposit $100

In recent years, our culture has been addicted to being online, on phone, tweeting, texting for work, family and recreation.  This weekend will attempt to reclaim spiritual and psychological values to heal the soul of clutter, noise and distraction for self-knowledge and prayer.

Presenter:  Don Bisson, fms
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