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Retreats

During your stay at the Abbey, you are always invited to pray with the Norbertine Community:

  • Eucharistic Liturgy
    Weekdays, 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
    Sunday, 10 a.m.
  • Morning Prayer
    Weekdays, 7:30 a.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m.
    Sunday, 9 a.m.
  • Evening Prayer
    Weekdays, 5:05 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m.
 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Anyone who wishes to participate in our programs and retreats should be able to do so. The Center for Spirituality will accept a donation within your means should you be unable to pay the suggested fee.
  • Overnight stays are optional for all retreats.
  • For retreats that require a non-refundable deposit upon registration, please know that the balance is due upon arrival only if full payment is not received upon registration.
  • Confirmation will be sent to you, either electronically or via postal mail, once you are registered for your retreat.
  • Register Here

     

     

    Private Retreats

    A private retreat is a time to come away from one's usual routine to enjoy personal reflection, quiet, and solitude and is available to anyone for any length of time throughout the year. Private retreats must be scheduled one week in advance by calling the Center for Spirituality at 920.337.4315.

    Cost: $100 per overnight (includes spiritual direction, private room, three meals, use of the Center for
    Spirituality's amenities)
    $60 (without spiritual direction)

     

     

    January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 13

    Day of Prayer and Reflection


    "This lovely day was both relaxing and powerful. Wonderful options were provided, but the real grace was the atmosphere that was created for God and me to spend time together." (2013 participant)

    Imagine a day filled with a variety of prayer forms, Scripture study, and Mass. Or imagine a day of nothing but quiet and solitude. Both are possible. Optional sessions on identifying prayer forms, centering prayer, and Scripture study are offered, or you can choose to spend time alone in the many prayer spaces of St. Norbert Abbey. You design the day according to your needs. What could be better than a day away – with your God?

    Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Facilitator: Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ
    Cost: $35 (includes private room, enrichment presentation, lunch, handouts)
    Registration appreciated


     

    April 17-20

    Triduum Retreat:
    Combinations, Contradictions, Coalescence with Dr. Leland Nagel

    This Triduum Retreat is designed to confront the "either…or" temptations that often divide us and separate each day from the other. It invites us to embrace the continuum of life and embrace the "both…and" as a way of seeing the circle of life. The words of the Mystery of Faith that we proclaim and profess at every Mass become incarnated in the Triduum and give birth to new life.

    Please note: Retreatants participate in the Triduum Liturgies.

    Click here for the complete schedule.

    Thursday evening 4 p.m.-Easter Sunday Liturgy 10 a.m.
    Cost: $240 (includes lodging, meals, presentations)
    Commuters: $100 (includes presentations only)
    Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit required by April 11 | Balance due upon arrival

     

     

    June 13-15

    Finding God in All Things: A Silent Ignatian Retreat

    God is always inviting us into a deeper, more loving, and meaningful relationship. But do we take the time to hear the invitation? This retreat provides the perfect opportunity to grow in methods of prayer that help us walk with our Lord. Seven presentations are offered throughout the weekend followed by time for rich silence. We hope you will come and walk with us.

    Click here for the complete schedule.

    Friday 4 p.m.-Sunday 1 p.m.
    Presenter: Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
    Cost: $210 (includes presentations, room, meals)
    Commuters: $150 (includes presentations, meals)
    Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit required by June 3 | Balance due upon arrival
    Minimum 10 participants

     

     

    June 15-21

    Summer Directed Retreat

    This retreat offers a time of prayer, silence, and solitude with the daily opportunity to meet with a spiritual director. Amenities include a private room, prayer spaces, cloister garden, spacious grounds, nearby Fox River biking and hiking trail, and indoor pool.

    Sunday 4 p.m.-Saturday lunch
    Retreats can be scheduled for 3, 4, 5, or the entire 6 days
    Cost: $285 – 3 days; $380 – 4 days; $450 – 5 days; $495 – 6 days
    Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit required by June 9 | Balance due upon arrival

     

     

    June 18

    Ordinary Moments: Finding the Sacred in Our Everyday Lives

    Busy lives, busy days. How do we find time with the Lord when there is barely enough time for ourselves? Perhaps one of the answers is simply becoming conscious of the many sacred moments which occur within our daily lives. This "mindful living" means paying close attention to the "here and now" and becoming aware of God's grace and gifts which fill our days.

    Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Facilitators: Kathie Tilot, Judy Turba
    Cost: $50 (includes presentations, lunch, refreshments, private room)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by June 11 | Balance due upon arrival
    Minimum 8 participants

     

     

    July 19

    Unplugged: Reconnecting with the Rhythms of Life

    Life today offers us opportunities to be more connected than ever. So why do we so often feel exhausted and unfulfilled? Perhaps we have become disconnected with the natural rhythms of life; the balance between work and rest, of activity and simply be-ing. Spend a day at the Abbey, learn simple ways to bring balance to your life and find joy and peace of mind.

    Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Facilitator: Kathie Tilot
    Cost: $50 (includes presentations, lunch, refreshments, private room)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by July 15 | Balance due upon arrival
    Minimum 8 participants


     

    July 30, August 13

    Pottery as Prayer


    "Creative work releases spiritual energy stored within."

    Clay and the creation of earthen pottery can easily be metaphors for our relationship with God. Within the first session of this two-part series, participants are guided in making their own slab pot which will be returned at the second session glazed and finished (no experience is necessary). Interwoven within both sessions are discussion and methods of releasing our spiritual energy, especially through the practice of spiritual direction.

    Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Presenters: Sr. Gayle Bogdanowitz, OP, Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ
    Cost: $30 (includes art supplies, presentations)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by July 25 | Balance due upon arrival
    Minimum 8 participants | Maximum 15 participants


     

    August 6

    Centering Prayer Retreat

    Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer which helps us open our minds and hearts to God beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. It is a way of resting in God, consenting to God's presence and action within. In this day-long retreat, you will learn the four simple steps of Centering Prayer, explore the background of this ancient Christian prayer form and experience several periods of time with God in the silence.

    Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Facilitator: Kathie Tilot
    Cost: $50 (includes presentations, lunch, refreshments, private room)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by July 31 | Balance due upon arrival
    Minimum 8 participants

     

     

    August 12

    Day of Prayer and Reflection


    "This lovely day was both relaxing and powerful. Wonderful options were provided, but the real grace was the atmosphere that was created for God and me to spend time together." (2013 participant)

    Imagine a day filled with a variety of prayer forms, Scripture study, and Mass. Or imagine a day of nothing but quiet and solitude. Both are possible. Optional sessions on identifying prayer forms, centering prayer, and Scripture study are offered, or you can choose to spend time alone in the many prayer spaces of St. Norbert Abbey. You design the day according to your needs. What could be better than a day away – with your God?

    Tuesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Facilitator: Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ
    Cost: $35 (includes orientation, lunch, refreshments, private room)
    Registration and non-refundable $10 deposit required by August 7 | Balance due upon arrival

     

     

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