What are some good, solid Catholic retreat houses?


#1

Going on a retreat is an ancient Catholic practice to recharge the spiritual “batteries.”

Please name any good, solid (i.e., non-flaky) Catholic retreat houses that you like, and please state why you like them. :thumbsup:


#2

Any Opus Dei retreat is worthwhile, non-flaky, intense, silent, reverent…

Go to www.opusdei.org and click on “Contact Us” to send an email inquiry about retreats near you.

Betsy


#3

http://www.contemplation.com/Hermitage/img/church.jpg

Here’s a link to the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Santa Lucia (South of Big Sur) CA:

contemplation.com/Hermitage/home.html


#4

WOW! I’d love to go there on reatreat. Do you know if they allow women?


#5

I don’t see why not, Joannm. It’s been awhile since I had gone on a retreat there, and the meals were delivered to the rooms back then, and we only gathered for Mass. I seem to remember that the local faithful would gather for Mass there, too.


#6

Two Carmelite retreat houses in California:

elcarmelo.org/

oakvillecarmelites.org/


#7

I like Conception Abbey, but then I might be a wee bit prejudicial as I am a Benedictine Oblate thru there. :thumbsup:

conceptionabbey.org/

conceptionabbey.org/abbey-guest-center


#8

Here’s a great Benedictine center in Colorado

walburga.org/

Stay away from the one in Colorado Springs if you want to stay away from flaky.


#9

Is anyone aware of any men's silent weekend retreats in the Sacramento or San Francisco Bay area?


#10

There’s a Madonna House near me where I sometimes go to stay in a poustinia. Nothing but a bed, a Bible, a cross, an icon, and some bread & water. :slight_smile:


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