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Fr. Robert M. Hussey, SJ, the Provincial of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, has decided to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021.  Fr. Hussey announced his decision on 29 May 2020 in a letter to the Province.  You may read Fr. Hussey’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.  As much as possible in this pandemic, the Jesuit Center will be offering retreats, days of prayer, and other programs for spiritual renewal, and hosting groups, through August 2021.  You can see our 2020-2021 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 -

2020: Oct 2-4  registration closed,  

Nov. 6-8 currently full/wait list available, Dec 11-13 - Advent

2021: Jan 29-31, March 26-28 - Lenten; includes Palm Sunday,  

May 21-23 - Pentecost

 

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After you register, you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost.

 

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  

2020:  Sept 21-27* currently full/wait list available,,  

Oct 19-25 * currently full/wait list available, Dec 14-20*

2021:  April 26-May 2 newly added, 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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After you register, you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost.