Spiritual Exercises for Women

The Spiritual Exercises are silent retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  Following the original format of the Ignatian retreat, the Spiritual Exercises take you through a profound experience of getting to know Christ. You will see him with new eyes through a fresh reading of the Scriptures and through a golden silence which weeds out distractions so as to help you discern God’s voice in your soul. See dates for NY and NJ below.

New York

Dates
Feb 22-24, 2019  | Fr David Barton, LC
Mar 1-3, 2019 | Fr Jason Smith, LC
Time
Friday at 5 pm to Sunday after 3 pm Mass
Location
St Lawrence Retreat Center
180 Sargent Ave, Beacon, NY 12508 directions
Cost $300 per person
Contact
events@regnumchristinyctnj.org or call (914) 244 3685

At the St Lawrence Retreat Center, you will have a private room and bathroom.  The facility is well heated and air conditioned.  The grounds are beautiful for walking with a grotto for prayer.  The chef will do his best to accommodate food restrictions including providing gluten free options.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: In the event that you need to cancel your registration and request a refund, you must contact us at least 7 days prior. Please keep in mind that all registrations include a non-refundable $25 processing fee.  Cancellations made within 7 days of the retreat are 100% non-refundable.  Registration Policies

 

New Jersey

Dates
April 5-7, 2019  click on date to register
Time
Friday at 5 pm to Sunday at 3 pm
Location
Trinity House at Shrine of St Joseph
1292 Long Hill Rd, Stirling, NJ 07980
Cost $225 per person
Contact
Sue Zavodny

Trinity House, formerly Saint Joseph Villa, has been a ministry site of the Missionary Servants since the early 1920’s. The historic central part of the house, combined with the later addition of bedrooms, a large chapel, dining room and outdoor deck, sits on 5 acres and offers a comfortable, homey atmosphere. On the edge of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, nature trails are just minutes away.

The capacity of single private rooms is 14. Bathrooms are in the hallway and shared by no more than three rooms.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: In the event that you need to cancel your registration and request a refund, you must contact us at least 7 days prior. Please keep in mind that all registrations include a non-refundable $25 processing fee.  Cancellations made within 7 days of the retreat are 100% non-refundable.  Registration Policies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I expect to happen on retreat? 
You will have guided meditations as well as time for private reflection, daily Mass and the opportunity for Confession & spiritual direction with a Legionary of Christ priest.

Is it hard to be silent the entire weekend?
You will have an opportunity to talk with others at Friday night’s dinner and with a priest during spiritual direction. The silence will provide you with the opportunity to be open to the gentle promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Will I share a bedroom?

The Beacon, NY facility provides private rooms with private bathrooms.

What should I bring?
All linens and meals are provided so come as if you are going to a hotel. Casual clothing is appropriate with a dressier outfit for the final Mass on Sunday. A watch and an alarm clock are helpful to have. Bring your Bible and we will provide a retreat booklet with room for taking notes.

Aren’t retreats just for holy people?

Retreats are not just for holy people; quite the opposite! When was the last time you spent in prayer? Is your prayer life dry? Are you looking for purpose in your life? Regardless of where you are in your personal spiritual journey, spiritual exercises will be a life-changing experience!