Upcoming Retreats

St. Mary of the Pines
Eight-day retreats –  $640
Five-day retreats –  $400
Weekend directed retreats – $160
Directed Retreats: The resident retreat director is Sister Dorez Mehrtens, SSND. To schedule a retreat contact Sister Dorez, 601-783-0411 or 601-810-7758 (cell), dorezm37@yahoo.com.
Private Retreats: A private retreat is a retreat without a director and may be scheduled any time space is available. The individual chooses his/her own resources and rhythm of prayer and reflection throughout the day. Suggested donation: $65 per night. Financial assistance for any retreat is available upon request.
“A Lenten Day of Reflection,” Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $30, lunch is included.
Contact: St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, 3167 Old Highway 51 South, Osyka, MS, 39657, 601-783-3494, retreatcenter@ssnddallas.org.

The Dwelling Place
“Spiritual Doors, Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $45 and includes lunch.
This experience is a time to open the doors of our hearts to the fruits of the spirit. Going beyond the door we discover God’s unique gifts. Led by Karen Hodges and Lee Oswalt from Tupelo
Contact: The Dwelling Place, 2824 Dwelling Place Road, Brooksville, MS, 39739, 662-738-5348, www.dwellingplace.com.

Benedictine Center
“Holy Week at the Monastery,” April 2-5. Experience the days of the Sacred Triduum immersed in the beauty of Sacred Heart Monastery. Join the monastic community in their silence and in their prayer as they celebrate the special liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday.  Limited Enrollment. Silence.
Cost is $210 for private rooms; and $185/person for shared rooms.
Contact: Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, AL 35055, 256-734-8302, retreats@shmon.org.

Directed Retreats: The Jesuit Spirituality Center specializes in personally directed retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Solitude and silence are important aspects of these retreats. Retreats may range from three days, five days, or eight days, to a full month.
Dates: Feb. 23 or 26, March 9 or 12, March 23 or 26, April 13 or 16. Retreats of eight-days begin on the first date. Retreats of five or three days begin on either date. Costs vary according to the length of the retreat.
“In Your Presence is Fullness of Joy: Yoga and Contemplative Prayer,” Thursday Sunday, March 5-8. Led by Andrea Vidrine. Cost is $240
Come and experience a weekend of prayer, joy, and fellowship. In this retreat participants will practice contemplative awareness through Christian chanting, centering prayer, conscious breathing, lectio divina, body prayer, art as prayer and drumming as prayer.
Included is one full day of silence which may be extended throughout the retreat, according to the desire of the retreatant. No prior experience with yoga is necessary.
Contact: Jesuit Spirituality Center, 313 Martin Luther King Dr., Grand Coteau, La. 70541, 337-662-5251.

St. Joseph abbey – Christian Life center
Married Couples Retreat, “Growing in Faith and Love,” Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22. Begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $275.
Contact: Jason Angelette, 504-830-3716, www.faithandmarriage.org.