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In a letter dated 29 May 2020, the Provincial of the former Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus announced his decision to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021.  You may read the Provincial’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.

 

While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville.  The Jesuit Center will continue to offer retreats and other programs for spiritual renewal, and to host groups, through August 2021.  You can see our 2021 program calendar here.

 

Directed Retreats by Length

Weekend Directed Retreats

A weekend directed retreat is a privileged means of deepening one’s intimacy with God.  It is an individualized, personal, two-day experience of prayer, guided by a companion, a trained spiritual director.  The assigned director, either a Spiritual Growth staff member or one of our Associate or Guest Directors, will meet with you individually on Saturday and Sunday to help you to process your prayer and discern the movement of the Spirit.  Our directed retreats are conducted in silence, because in the stillness of the retreat, one can be free of daily concerns and better hear the quiet voice of God.

 

During each retreat, liturgy is offered each day, and there are opportunities for Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration. All linens and meals are provided.

 

Arrival is between 4:00 and 5:45 PM on Friday evening, followed by dinner, meeting with your director, and the opening prayer service.  

Departure is on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

 

Cost: $240 ($120 nonrefundable deposit)

 

Weekend Directed Retreats -

2021:

Jan 29-31 Full/Wait List Available 

March 26-28 - Lenten; includes Palm Sunday, Full/Wait List Available 

May 21-23 - Pentecost

 

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5-Day and 7-Day Retreats

A directed retreat is a privileged means of deepening one’s intimacy with God.  It is an individualized, personal experience of prayer over a number of days, guided by a companion, a trained spiritual director.  The assigned director, either a Spiritual Growth staff member or one of our Associate or Guest Directors, will meet with you individually on a daily basis to help you to process your prayer and discern the movement of the Spirit.  Our directed retreats are conducted in silence, because in the stillness of the retreat, one can be free of daily concerns and better hear the quiet voice of God.

 

During each retreat, liturgy is offered each day, and there are opportunities for Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration. All linens and meals are provided.

 

At present, in-house retreat spaces are strictly limited to accommodate our COVID-19 health & safety protocols for in-house retreatants.  We are adding directed retreats to accommodate the demand for in-person retreat spaces.  

 

Virtual participation in scheduled directed retreats via Zoom is available this summer. Dates are marked with an asterisk* if virtual is an option. 

Arrival: 4:00 - 5:45 PM  |  Departure: 10:00 AM    

 

Cost:  

5-Day $540  ($270 non-refundable deposit)  

Virtual participation for 5-Day retreats: $270, due one week prior to retreat start date (no deposit necessary)  

 

7-Day $720  ($360 non-refundable deposit)  

Virtual participation for 7-Day retreats: $360, due one week prior to retreat start date (no deposit necessary)

 

5-day Retreats  

2021:  March 8-14 NEWLY ADDED, April 26-May 2,

June 21-27, July 12 -18, Aug 9-15  

 

7-day Retreats  

2021:  Jan 8-16,  May 10-18,  July 1-9, July 24-Aug 1  

 

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