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Q & A
How much does it cost to make a retreat at St. Anthony's?
What happens during a retreat weekend?
A typical retreat weekend begins with a 7:00 supper on Friday evening. Throughout the weekend a number of conferences are given. Prayer experiences are led by staff members and liturgy is provided. Ample time is allotted for personal prayer, reflection, and rest. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is made available and a healing service is offered. Staff members are also available for individual consultation with retreatants. The programs usually conclude with a meal following the Sunday morning liturgy.
What do I need to bring with me when I come on retreat?
We provide you with a private room, linens, towels, and soap. We recommend you bring casual clothing appropriate to the weather as well as any toiletries or other personal items you may desire. Many retreatants also bring books, journals, or other reflection materials along with them.
Are non-Catholics welcome?
People of many faith traditions frequently ask this question, and the answer is a resounding "YES!" People from many different faith backgrounds frequently DO attend our programs. It is our desire to provide an environment of hospitality to all who come seeking a relationship with God.
What is a silent retreat?
A silent retreat is one in which we request those attending to maintain silence from after the opening orientation session until the closing liturgy. An atmosphere of silence promotes an environment of deep listening. Such deep listening is useful for rest of body and soul, and attentiveness to the presence and action of God. All of our theme retreats are silent.
Are all of the retreats silent?
No. Some of our programs, by nature of the content and target audience, are not silent retreats. Many involve opportunities to process and share with others who are also journeying through the retreat experience. If you would like to know if a particular program is silent, please check with our office.
Is it possible to come on retreat at times other than those on the schedule?
Yes. In fact, this type of retreat is becoming very popular at St. Anthony's. The option is available to come for a private retreat for personal self-directed solitude and prayer time, or for a directed retreat where a spiritual guide or companion travels through your days of retreat with you. Please check with the office regarding available dates.
See also: What to Expect (click here)
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