Retreat Schedule


In the Catholic tradition, it is customary to make an annual retreat.
Due to the great interest of women for retreats hosted by the Sisters of Life,
we ask that you attend only one retreat
during our retreat season from September through June.Thank you!

 

2018-2019 Retreats at Villa Maria Guadalupe in Stamford, CT

Retreats at Villa Maria Guadalupe begin with dinner on Friday night at 6:30pm, and conclude after Mass and brunch on Sunday. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly. More Information

Frequently Asked Questions about Retreats at Villa Maria Guadalupe


October 5th-7th, 2018
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18 and over

A weekend of silence and prayer for women ages 18 and over, this retreat includes time and space to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, and Eucharistic adoration. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. The silence is broken only for these conferences, and for a personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.

October 12th-14th, 2018
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Working Men’s Retreat
Open to men ages 18 and over

This retreat is a graced time of prayer, service and fellowship. The weekend includes Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic adoration, and a “work project” on Saturday at our Annunciation Motherhouse. In addition to conferences given by our chaplain and retreat director, Fr. Louis Marie, C.F.R., time will be given for prayer with the Sisters and fellowship with other men seeking to follow the Lord.

October 19th-21st, 2018
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Young Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18-35

A time of prayer and fellowship with others walking with the Lord, this retreat is open to women ages 18-35. The weekend includes times and places of silence to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic adoration, and recreation with the Sisters. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. There is also an opportunity for a brief, personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.

October 26-28, 2018
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Introduction to Ignatian Prayer
Open to men & women ages 18 & over*

Open to both men and women ages 18 and up, this is a silent retreat where you will be taught how to pray in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola (meditation, contemplation, hearing God’s voice, explanation of the “Examen” prayer, etc.) In addition to conferences on prayer given by our chaplain / retreat director, time will be given for practicing Ignatian meditation. The weekend also includes Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession and Eucharistic adoration. *recommended for those who have not previously attended our Ignatian Prayer Retreat

November 16th-18th, 2018
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18 and over

A weekend of silence and prayer for women ages 18 and over, this retreat includes time and space to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, and Eucharistic adoration. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. The silence is broken only for these conferences, and for a personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.

February 8th-10th, 2019
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18 and over

A weekend of silence and prayer for women ages 18 and over, this retreat includes time and space to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, and Eucharistic adoration. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. The silence is broken only for these conferences, and for a personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.

February 15th-17th, 2019
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Introduction to Ignatian Prayer
Open to men & women ages 18 & over

Open to both men and women ages 18 and up, this is a silent retreat where you will be taught how to pray in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola (meditation, contemplation, hearing God’s voice, explanation of the “Examen” prayer, etc.) In addition to conferences on prayer given by our chaplain / retreat director, time will be given for practicing Ignatian meditation. The weekend also includes Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession and Eucharistic adoration.

February 22nd-24th, 2019
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Young Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18-35

A time of prayer and fellowship with others walking with the Lord, this retreat is open to women ages 18-35. The weekend includes times and places of silence to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic adoration, and recreation with the Sisters. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. There is also an opportunity for a brief, personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.

March 29th-31st, 2019
[register].FULL – Wait-List Only

 

Young Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18-35

A time of prayer and fellowship with others walking with the Lord, this retreat is open to women ages 18-35. The weekend includes times and places of silence to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic adoration, and recreation with the Sisters. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. There is also an opportunity for a brief, personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.

May 17th-19th, 2019
[register] FULL – Wait-List Only

Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18 and over

A weekend of silence and prayer for women ages 18 and over, this retreat includes time and space to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, and Eucharistic adoration. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. The silence is broken only for these conferences, and for a personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.

June 7th-9th, 2019
[register]

Young Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18-35

A time of prayer and fellowship with others walking with the Lord, this retreat is open to women ages 18-35. The weekend includes times and places of silence to encounter the Lord, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, Eucharistic adoration, and recreation with the Sisters. The Sisters will give conferences throughout on topics such as Introduction to Prayer and The Feminine Heart. There is also an opportunity for a brief, personal meeting with a Sister, should you desire it.


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2018-2019 Retreats in Toronto, Canada

 

 

November 16-18th, 2018

Young Adult Retreat: New Life in Christ: From the Depths of the Heart
Open to men & women ages 18-35

Led by Fr. James Brent O.P and Fr. Gregory Pine O.P (from the Dominican Fathers of the Province of St. Joseph), the retreat focuses on the mystery of new life in Christ and the Lord’s promise “I will give you a new heart…”. The retreat will include: conferences given by the Dominican Fathers, opportunities for prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, and fellowship with other young adults.

More info

Retreat full.  Wait-list only.


January 25-27th, 2019

Young Adult Retreat: True Identity in Christ: Rooted in the Father’s Love
Open to men & women ages 18-35

Led by the Dominican Fathers of the Province of St. Joseph, the retreat focuses on our identity as children of God. Developed for university students, the retreat will include: conferences given by the Dominican Fathers and the Sisters of Life, opportunities for prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, and fellowship with other young adults.

More info

Register


February 15-17th, 2019

Young Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 18-35

Introduction to prayer, extended periods of silence, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, conferences by Sisters, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, opportunity to meet with a Sister.

More info

Register


March 8-10th, 2019

Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 30+

Introduction to prayer, extended periods of silence, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, conferences by Sisters, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, opportunity to meet with a Sister.

More info

Register


May 3rd-5th, 2019

Women’s Retreat
Open to women ages 30+

Led by Fr. Gregory Pine O.P from the Dominican Fathers of the Province of St. Joseph). The Retreat will include: an introduction to prayer, extended periods of silence, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, conferences by Sisters, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, opportunity to meet with a Sister.

More info

Register


June 7-9th, 2019

Young Adult Retreat: Friendship with Christ: To the Heights with Frassati and the Saints
Open to men & women ages 18-35

Led by Fr. David Bellusci, OP, the retreat focuses on our relationship with the Saints. The retreat will include: conferences given by the Dominican Fathers and the Sisters of Life, opportunities for prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass on Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for Sacramental Confession, and fellowship with other young adults.

More info

Register


 

2018-2019 Retreats in Colorado

*Please note: We will have one airport pickup at Denver International Airport departing the airport at 4:00pm.
Your flight should arrive no later than 3:30pm to allow time to travel from the terminal to passenger pickup.


November 16-18, 2018 

Young Women’s Retreat (Ages 18-35FULL – Wait-List Only 
Location: Highlands Camp & Retreat Center, Allenspark, CO
[register]  [more info]


February 8-10, 2019 

Young Women’s Retreat (Ages 18-35) 
Location: Franciscan Retreat Center, Colorado Springs, CO
 [register]  [more info] 


May 24-26, 2019

Women’s Retreat (Ages 18 and up)
Location: Highlands Camp & Retreat Center, Allenspark, CO
 [register]  [more info]