The pandemic has not only caused much physical harm and economic disruption, but has impacted the spiritual life of many. An uncertain future is forcing many to question God’s true plan for their life. Hours of isolation has invited others to reexamine their core values. If you find yourself in a spiritual wilderness, or would like to spend some time resetting your life’s priorities, the Catholic Conference Center is offering five “Phase 2 and 3” specials to help.
1. A “Back to the Garden” Day
Come visit the Center and spend some time in our beautiful outdoor spaces and trails. Walking the trails is a healthy way to reconnect with God in nature. Along the paths, you’ll discover statues, outdoor chapels, and reflection areas. One trail follows a lively little creek. Bring your Rosary beads and pray as you walk. Or download an free audio book of the bible and listen while you walk. The prophet Isaiah has a lot to say about this particular time of crisis. We have a trail brochure to guide you. There is no charge, but for those who are able we would welcome any donation to help us keep improving the property.
My first walk on the trails I recall feeling and saying, “This is God’s gift to us. How Blessed we are to have our own private religious sanctuary. Thank you God.” Since we downsized, the trails have become the gem I missed. Melanie
2. A “Back to the Center” Day
Some like to spend a little time praying in the chapel, and little time journaling in the lounge, and a little time reflecting upon God’s creation. Social distancing is easy in our spacious center facilities. While here, you can peruse our gift store and pick up a book or a religious item to assist in your spiritual exploration. The usual charge for a day retreat is $25. We have decided to waive this fee during this time of great spiritual need.
Peaceful and wonderful with a lovely chapel and beautiful grounds. The mountain views are heavenly. Teresa.
3. “Find Your Center” Retreat (day)
For those who are searching for some answers or need some direction, schedule a guided day retreat at the Center. The format is flexible depending upon the needs of the individual. It usually involves some one-on-one spiritual mentoring and suggestions as to how to make the day a fruitful exploration of a person’s spiritual health. It may include time adoration in the chapel, meditation on the stations of the cross, or reading spiritual books on the porch. You must call ahead to confirm availability. Cost for a full day of guided spiritual mentoring and access to all features of the property, $75 .
My day retreat began with an incredibly helpful private spiritual mentoring session. Next, I spent time outside enjoying the beautiful grounds– outdoor Stations of the Cross, a picnic lunch and a long hike on the trails adjoining the center. I concluded the day with a very fruitful hour of Adoration. I left filled with joy and many ideas to enrich my faith journey. Peggy
4. “Find Your Center” Retreat (overnight)
Similar to the day retreat, the overnight retreat gives a person some needed time to reflect upon his or her spiritual health, and listen to God speaking words of grace and healing. You must call ahead to confirm availability. Includes all the benefits of a Centering Day Retreat plus overnight accommodations in our nicely appointed guest rooms, $100.
From the point of initial contact, I felt welcomed… I found both the contemplative time I sought and the spiritual companionship I needed… will definitely do it again. Sharon
5. “Find Your Center” Retreat (small groups)
The governor allows for meetings for ten or less, perfect for a small group retreat. We have spacious facilities so social distancing would be easy to accomplish both in the meeting room and the dining area. If there is an interest in finding a retreat master or small group facilitator, we can help with that as well. We just need you to gather together 6-10 of your spiritual companions and give us a call. You must call ahead to confirm availability. Price for overnight and all meals $125.
Register for One of the Following:
* Terms and conditions of “Phase 2 and 3 Retreat Specials”
– Trails are available during daylight hours. Please register in advance of your visit.
– A day retreat in the center will depend upon staff availability, usually present during work hours Monday through Friday.
– For one of the centering retreats, please discuss with the center your particular goals ahead of your retreat date.
– All retreats are conditional upon availability and other factors. Requests for a retreat can be declined at the discretion of the Catholic Conference Center.
– Other terms and conditions of the Catholic Conference Center apply, and can be found following this link: Terms and Conditions