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),
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.
“Annual Women’s Retreat: Encountering God in all things,” Oct. 23-25. Sister Joan Dehmer, SSND, will be the presenter. She is on the staff of Loyola Spirituality Center in St. Paul, Minn. Cost is $135 for single rooms and $115 for double rooms, per person.
Contact: St. Mary of the Pines Retreat Center, 3167 Old Highway 51 South, Osyka, MS, 39657, 601-783-3494,

The Dwelling Place
“Jesus and my ego,” Sept. 25-27. Using Lectio Divina, participants will look at stories in the gospels designed to bring one’s ego out into the open. Led by Father Henry Shelton. Cost is $200.
“Hermitage Time,” Oct. 2-4.
Come, get away, be still and sort out your life under the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Experience God’s presence in the quiet and a personally guided prayer experience adapted to your needs. Director: Clare Van Lent. Begins with 6:30 dinner. Cost is $80 per day.
Contact: The Dwelling Place, 2824 Dwelling Place Road, Brooksville, MS, 39739, 662-738-5348,

Benedictine SISTERS
“Woman Spirit Rising,” Sept. 25-27. A gathering of women at the Red Tent, a safe place to tell your own stories, to do truth telling, and to share hopes and dreams. Led by Sister Mary McGhehee. Private rooms, $245, shared rooms $205 per person.
Contact: Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, AL 35055, 256-734-8302,
Teresa In Avila: The Life of a Saint, Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. At this retreat, special attention will be paid to the place and times in which St. Teresa lived, how she was shaped by them, and how she in turn helped shape her times. We will also consider how our own places and times shape us, and we them. Led by Sister Elisabeth Meadows, O.S.B. Cost is $30.

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: Oct. 5 or 8, Oct. 20 or Oct. 22 – (3 & 5 days only), Nov. 12 or Nov. 15, Dec. 7 or Dec. 10. 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.
“An introduction to the directed retreat,” Oct. 2-4. Cost is $160 (includes $70 non-refundable pre-registration fee).
An Introduction to the Directed Retreat is designed for someone making a silent directed retreat for the first time. Group and individual sessions will focus on how to pray, to journal, and to communicate prayer experiences with one’s director. This retreat will also prepare participants for a longer 3, 5, 8 or 30-day retreat. Led by Nelda Turner.
“Zen Practices for Christian Living,” Oct. 15-18. Led by Father Robert Kennedy, S.J. Come develop a deeper contemplative prayer life. Zazen or sitting meditation is the practice of stilling the mind through whole hearted attentiveness to the breath. Cost is $240 (commuters $180) pre-registration and a non-refundable $70 registration fee are required
Contact: Jesuit Spirituality Center, 313 Martin Luther King Dr., Grand Coteau, La. 70541, 337-662-5251.