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Preached Retreats

"Preached" retreats are more interactive and less "preachy" than this customary nomenclature suggests! Usually spanning a weekend (sometimes a few weekdays), these retreats are led by a "retreat master" who offers a series of "conferences" or talks following some kind of theme.

You'll find our 2018 offerings below. The requested donation covers room, board, and conferences.

To make reservations, click on the links below, or call 661 944-2178, or email retreats@valyermo.com.




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Retreats by Month for 2018

January
February
March
April
May
June
July August
September
October
November
December


*Day retreats in orange, Spanish and bilingual retreats in italics



2018 Preached Retreats

JANUARY 2018
12-15 Mid-Winter Dance Workshop: The Sacred Space of Humanity
19-21 Contemporary Cinema & Spirituality: Winter Session
27 Beginning Again
29-2/2 At Play in Creation: The Spirituality of Thomas Merton

FEBRUARY 2018
7-9 The Mark Tradition: Now You See It, Now You Don't
13-16 Lenten Silent Retreat
19-23 Priests' Retreat: "God is Always on Time"
24 Taller Cuaresmal En Espanol

MARCH 2018
26-28 Holy Week Silent Retreat
29-4/1 Sacred Triduum

APRIL 2018

20-22 Praying in the Cave of the Heart: The Spirituality of Bede Griffiths
25-27 The Matthew Tradition: Moses New & Improved
30-5/3 Spring Artists' Retreat

MAY 2018
7-11 Priests' Retreat: "God is Always on Time"
11-13 Mary: "Mystical Rose"-- Reflections on the Virgin Mary as Meditated by the Mystics
18-20 Pentecost Retreat
25-27 Marriage Enrichment Retreat
28-6/1 Hildegard of Bingen: Prophet of the Cosmic Christ

JUNE 2018
1-3 Leisure & the Secular: Relationship Between Faith & Activity
8-10 In the Spirit of AA: A Twelve-Step Retreat
13-15 The Luke Tradition: Poor Lives Matter
16 Who Am I? Meeting the Self in The Prodigal Son
27-29 Discernment in Daily Life
29-7/1 Praying in the Circle of St. John

JULY 2018
9-13 Benedictine Spirituality: Balance As a Fundamental Value in the Rule of Benedict & the Monastic Tradition
13-15 Dealing with Death
20-22 Summer Dance Workshop: Moving with the Elements of Life in Cosmic Kinship
23-27 Sophia/Wisdom in the Writings of John of the Cross
27-29 Contemporary Cinema & Spirituality: Summer Session
30-8/3 Still Full of Sap, Still Green: A Spirituality of Aging

AUGUST 2018
10-12 A Power Greater Than Ourselves: Reflections on Twelve-Step Spirituality
CANCELLED 11 Women Mystics: Hildegard of Bingen, Lady Julian, Teresa of Avila
17-19 Intergenerational Healing for Spiritual Transformation
24-26 Lectio Divina: The Monastic Art of Praying the Scriptures
31-9/2 Our Sister, Mother Earth: The Wisdom of Laudato Si

SEPTEMBER 2018

5-7 The John Tradition: All You Need is Love
7-9 "Hacia Donde Apunta Tu Brujula Espiritual?"
21-23 Leadership & the Rule of Benedict: Obedience
28-30 The Desert Fathers
29 Enjoying the Holidays without Losing Your Sanity

OCTOBER 2018
29-11/1 Autumn Artists' Retreat

NOVEMBER 2018
2-4 Edith Stein: Her Journey from Darkness into Light
5-9 Priests' Retreat: Challenges in Our Priestly Ministry
21-23 Thanksgiving at Valyermo
23-25 Becoming the Praise of His Glory: The Spirituality of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
30-12/2 Advent Retreat

DECEMBER 2018
1 Taller Adviento En Espanol
21-23 An Adult Christ at Christmas
24-26 Christmas at Valyermo
31-1/2 New Year, New Beginnings



2019 Preached Retreats "Sneak Peek"

JANUARY 2019
11-13 Contemporary Cinema & Spirituality: Winter Session
14-18 Four Spanish Mystics: Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, & Maria de Agreda
18-20 Mid-Winter Dance Workshop: The Sacred Dance Into Divine Love
26 Beginning Again

FEBRUARY 2019
9 Experiencing God's Love
20-22 The Mark Tradition: Now You See It, Now You Don't

MARCH 2019

5-8 Lenten Silent Retreat
10 Taller Cuaresmal En Espanol
16 Would I Have Recognized Him? The Gospel According to Mark
25-29 Priests' Retreat: Walking the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John-Rekindling the mystical dimension of our priestly life and ministry

APRIL 2019
1-3 Extraordinary Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death & Transition
15-17 Holy Week Silent Retreat
18-21 Sacred Triduum
26-28 Everything Ablaze: Teilhard's Mystical Vision
29-5/2 Spring Artists' Retreat


MAY 2019
6-10 Priests' Retreat: Walking the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John- Rekindling the mystical dimension of our priestly life and ministry
10-12 The Healing Power of Faith: Jesus as Our Therapist
13-15 The First Christian Mystics: The Spirituality of Mary Magdalene & Paul

15-17 The Matthew Tradition: The Law, New & Improved
24-26 Divinization in the Rule & Life of Benedict
27-31 God Is Love At The Heart of Creation

31-6/2 Discerning Spirits

JUNE 2019
7-9 Pentecost Retreat
26-28 Discernment in Daily Life
28-30 In the Spirit of AA: A Twelve-Step Retreat
29 The Pentateuch of the New Testament: The Gospel According to Matthew

JULY 2019
5-7 Humility
8-12 Benedictine Spirituality: Monastic Virtues in the Rule of St. Benedict
12-14 Spiritual Gifts Workshop
19-21 Summer Dance Workshop: Dancing the Psalms & Songs of Creation
22-26 Sophia/Wisdom in the Writings of John of the Cross

26-28 Contemporary Cinema & Spirituality: Summer Session
29-8/2 Getting to Know You: An Exploration into the Lives & Teachings of Lesser Known Benedictines

AUGUST 2019
9-11 Leadership & the Rule: The Wisdom of Community
14-16 The Luke Tradition: Poor Lives Matter
16-18 Praying in the Circle of St. John
23-25 Who Am I? Meeting the Self in the Prodigal Son
30-9/1 My Neighbor's Faith: Interfaith Cooperation in an Age of Religious Diversity
31 A Journey to Include the Entire World: The Gospel According to Luke & Acts of the Apostles

SEPTEMBER 2019
6-8 The Monkhood of All Believers
23-27 Becoming the Praise of His Glory: The Spirituality of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

27-29 Accepting the Embrace of God: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
28 Hearing the Voice of God

OCTOBER 2019
2-4 The John Tradition: All You Need is Love
19 Are We Silent Enough to See the Father Through Jesus? The Gospel According to John
21-24 Still Full of Sap, Still Green: A Spirituality of Aging

31-11/3 Edith Stein: Her Journey from Darkness into Light

NOVEMBER 2019
4-7 Autumn Artists' Retreat
11-15 Priests' Retreat: SUBTITLE TBA
22-24 Praying in the Cave of the Heart: The Spirituality of Bede Griffiths

27-29 Thanksgiving at Valyermo
29-12/1 Advent Retreat
30 Taller Adviento En Espanol

DECEMBER 2019
4-6 Lectio for Advent
9-13 Hildegard of Bingen: Prophet of the Cosmic Christ
20-22 The Psalter, Mirror of the Soul

24-26 Christmas at Valyermo
31-1/2 New Year's Retreat: "Behold, I make all things new!" (Rev. 21:5)