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 26, 2019 – Retreat Day of Reflection
9:00 am  –  
4:00 pm

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

Perhaps 2018 presented you with trials and heartaches. Perhaps it was a year of triumphs and milestones. Regardless of how the year played out, it is important not to move forward too quickly. The whole of our experiences are part of this journey of life.

Join us for this annual retreat. Take the opportunity to reflect on how God was at work in your life last year, and anticipate how He will be present to you in the coming year. A gentle day of Reflection and Anticipation. Short reflections and directed quiet activities will be given by the presenter. 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.

The cost for this day of reflecting is $45, which includes all materials and lunch. Please bring your Bible and any journaling materials you desire.

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EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Retreat Day of Reflection
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

God is love, but really experiencing God’s love is sometimes difficult. Once mankind lived in perfect community with God, we were designed for this. His love and provision were real and tangible. But our fallen nature and ongoing rebellion has caused us to doubt God’s love for us. We struggle to accept His mercy, yet our soul desires it.

Intentionally offered during that over-sentimentalized season of Valentine’s Day, this retreat offers you the unique opportunity to explore the reality of God’s love for you. Based on Saint Bernard’s “Four Degrees of Love,” short reflections and quiet activities will provide the framework for exploring the soul’s journey back to a restored relationship with God.

The cost for this day of reflecting is $45, which includes all materials and lunch. Please bring your Bible and any journaling materials you desire.

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HOLY WEEK SILENT RETREAT – 2019
Begins at Noon on Monday, April 15
Concludes at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17

Using the poignant Stations of the Cross as the framework for reflection, this silent retreat will examine the place where the struggles of our lives intersect with the struggles of the Way of the Cross. Christ knew his pain and suffering would be redeemed by God, often times we aren’t sure the same is true for us. Yet, all suffering finds its redemption in Christ’s Suffering, this is the lesson of Holy Week.

The desert silence and the liturgy of the monastery provide an environment where the space between us and God becomes thinner. Come to the desert to think on pain and suffering. Come to the desert to prepare your heart and mine for the events of Holy Week.

(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. Plan to arrive for noon Mass and lunch on Monday. Our first official gathering will begin in the Lodge just after lunch. 
Bring your Bible and journaling materials. We will conclude on Wednesday with a closing and benediction following lunch. Stay for this final session and commit to the whole retreat experience.)

Cost for this retreat includes your room, meals, and all materials:  $220 single room; $192.50 each shared room

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SPIRITUAL GIFTS WORKSHOP – 2019
Friday, July 12, 3:00 pm – Sunday, July 14, 2:30 pm

Ever thought about your Spiritual Gifts? Maybe you’re not sure what they are, or if you have any. In fact, all Christians are given Spiritual Gifts. These gifts are given to help God accomplish things. They are for the lifting up of, and the edification of the whole Church.

Join this unique workshop retreat and find out more about yourself and how you have been uniquely gifted to work within the Church. A blend of teaching and self-discovery will guide the weekend. Retreat participants will delve deeply into self-assessments and work to discover what their gifts are, and how they might put them to use in the service of God and others.

Topics addressed will include: an in-depth look at each Spiritual Gift, exploring the difference between Spiritual Fruit and Spiritual Gifts, discerning how temperament and personality come into play, as well as family dynamics.

Cost for this retreat includes your room, meals, and all materials:  $275 single; $220 per person shared. Make sure to bring your Bible and any journaling materials you desire to work with.

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