Religious Life

Some Options

SPRING BREAK 2014 Retreat with the Newman Catholic Club. WHAT/WHO: The Newman Club is sponsoring an off-campus retreat over the first weekend of Spring Recess 2014. Our retreat leaders will be Sr. Chris Clark, DHM and Fr. Warren Savage. WHERE: Our retreat site is Kennebunkport, Maine, at the St. Anthony Franciscan Friary and St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery Estate. We will be participating in Mass and invited to meet with one or two of the friars while there. Visit http://www.framon.net/entrada.htm for photos and details. WHEN: We will carpool together from campus late Friday afternoon (4 or 5 pm.), enjoy dinner on the road, and settle in with prayer and song on Friday night. Our retreat on Saturday and Sunday will include conferences with Chris and Fr. Warren, time for rest and reflection, Mass on Saturday with the friars, one or two walks along the shoreline (weather permitting). We will carpool back to Amherst late Sunday afternoon. The retreat will culminate in Chapin Chapel with Mass and a blessing at 5 pm. on Sunday. HOW: Would you like to sign up and/or help us plan? Contact the Newman Club at newman@amherst.edu or contact Dresdiana Mavindidze at dmavindidze14@amherst.edu or in person at Sunday Mass.

What is a retreat?

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I. offers a good introduction to 'retreat' and begins speaking about 'Sabbath time' in the Youtube video preview of a 10-part video issued in 2010. See"Creating Sabbath Space"

SEVEN-DAYS-A-WEEK, 24-HOUR CHAPEL

Blessed Sacrament Church Adoration Chapel is always open. Come, contemplate. Visit online at Adoration Chapel

SEVERAL RETREATS ON LINE

You can visit the 3 minute retreat online anytime - in the Jesuit tradition 3-Minute-Retreat

The 'Busy Person's Retreat' is popular - one online is offered by the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondolet Busy Person

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE

(because of the online retreats with optional SKYPE companioning option and the email component for some options) ----The Benedictine Nuns of Holy Trinity Monastery, Herefordshire Shared Cloister Retreats

SEVERAL RETREAT CENTERS/ ON-SITE/ RETREATS

See the Holy Family Retreat House --Many formats for men, women, families, groups

Check out the retreats that happen to be listed in the "off-campus opportunities" page -- (scroll down for retreats in the list. This will be updated from time to time.)

Campion Center -- Campion in the Jesuit tradition, a retreat center outside Boston.

Creighton University offers a 34-week retreat in the Jesuit Tradition, for everyday life Creighton 34-Week Everyday Life Retreat

The Newman spring 2013 retreat took place at The St. Anthony Monastery in Kennebunk.

We had a great experience in Christ. Consider taking time away yourself sometime this year.

The Newman spring 2014 retreat will be offered at The St. Anthony Monastery in Kennebunk.

Sr. Chris Clark, DHM and Fr. Warren Savage will facilitate. Contact a Newman Club leader for more information.