Events

Time is a precious commodity in our lives. The following events offer the perfect opportunity to stop and listen. Give yourself the gift of time, and pay attention to inner longings.  Click here to join the dailyPAX community and get notifications of events as they become available.


Beginning Again
Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Retreat Day of Reflection
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, California

In his mercy, God planned for beginnings in our lives. Birthdays, anniversaries, seasons, cycles, are all examples of beginnings. The month of January brings with it the opportunity to begin again.

Perhaps 2017 presented you with trials and heartaches. Perhaps it was a year of triumphs and milestones. Regardless of how the year was lived out, it is important not to move forward too quickly. Take this opportunity to reflect on how God was at work in your life, and anticipate how He will be present to you in the coming season.

Join us for a day of Reflection and Anticipation. Short reflections will be given, with directed silent activities. The Abbey gardens and grounds provide the perfect setting for contemplation. Rest, reflect, and anticipate, knowing that God, who was with you in the past year, will be with you in the coming year as well.

Cost is $40 which includes tuition, morning beverage, & lunch with the Monks after Mass.
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Holy Week Silent Retreat
Monday, March 26 – Wednesday, March 28, 2018 
St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, California

Examining the last days of Christ’s life, this silent retreat will focus on His betrayal, suffering, and death. These painful events inform our own struggle through difficult relationships, unstable health, times of uncertainty, and the search for that illusive thing called hope. All suffering finds its redemption in Christ’s suffering. This is the lesson of Holy Week.

No formal reflections will be given by the leader. Directed quiet activities will be available and the group will meet to share discoveries. The intention is to give the Holy Spirit room to guide, direct, and instruct each participant as is best for them. The desert silence and the liturgies of the monastery will provide an environment where the space between us and God becomes thinner.

Please note this retreat is conducted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week. It is intentionally designed to give participants the opportunity to retreat during Holy Week, without missing their own parish’s observances of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.

Cost is $200 for single, or $175 each for shared room
The retreat will begin after dinner on Monday and conclude after lunch on Wednesday.

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Dealing with Death
Friday, July 13 – Sunday July 15, 2018
St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, California

Death is never easy. We all struggle to make sense of it. We don’t know how to process, because we aren’t programmed to die. We were designed to love at peace in a garden, forever.

The promises of Eternal Life are found throughout the Scripture. This retreat will allow you to the time and space to contemplate these promises. Come, rest, and think on eternal things. Process in a safe place, allowing the truth of Scripture to inform your thoughts about death.

Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader, Lisa Marion, first experienced the sting of death at the age of 9, when her grandmother was violently murdered. An event that forever changed the dynamics in her family and their lives. Since that time, she has buried her mother, two uncles a niece, her husband, and countless friends.

Well acquainted with death and the process one must journey through to find peace, join Lisa in this uniquely restful opportunity. Whether you’re struggling with processing the death of a loved one, or your own death, come and find answers in God’s promises.

Cost is $250 for single or $200 each in shared room

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Women Mystics: Hildegard of Bingen, Lady Julian, Teresa of Avila
Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Relaxed Day of Discovery 
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, California

This day retreat will begin with a brief overview of mysticism and introduce the participants to three women whose lives are examples of the mystic way.

Hildegard of Bingen: Born in 1098, she has become one of the most famous mystics of the age. At a time when very few women were literate and held status, Hildegard, wrote over 300 letters and was widely respected for her mystical visions, medical knowledge, and musical compositions. In 2012, Pope Benedict named her “Doctor of the Church.”

Dame Julian of Norwich: Little is known of her life, except for what is contained in her great work, “Revelations of Divine Love.” Written in 1395, it is believed to be the earliest surviving book written in the English language by a woman. Although she minimizes herself due to a lack of education, her divinely inspired writings are full of deep theological truths and profound encouragement.

St. Teresa of Avila: Teresa lived in the 16th century and was a contemporary of St. John of the Cross. She was a mystic, contemplative, and monastic reformer. In 1970, she was amount the first women to be given the title “Doctor of the Church.” This honor was due in large part to her exceptional work, “Interior Castle” which holds deep truths for those who desire Spiritual growth and union with God.

We’re planning an easy, relaxed day of discoveries into this often-neglected area of our faith! A perfect event for friends to enjoy together.

Cost is $40 which includes tuition, morning beverage, and lunch with the Monks after Mass.
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Enjoying the Holidays without Losing Your Sanity  – Retreat Day and Workshop
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, California

Do you have a ton of things to do for the holiday season? Well… add one more thing to your list, this retreat!

Take some time BEFORE the chaos engulfs you to examine your expectations, understand your motivations, and develop a rule to guide you through the season.

ALL with the goal of not losing your sanity, and finding an inner peace you might not have known possible.

Practical, fun, and come on, it’s just one day!!

Cost is $40 which includes tuition, morning beverage, and lunch with the Monks after Mass.
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