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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 2019 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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2019 Retreats by Month

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


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


2019 Preached Retreats

JANUARY
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
16 Take Charge of Your Life

18-21 Mid-Winter Dance Workshop: The Sacred Dance Into Divine Love
26 Beginning Again

FEBRUARY
9 Experiencing God's Love
20 Take Charge of Your Life

MARCH

5-8 Lenten Silent Retreat
20 Take Charge of Your Life
25-29 Priests' Retreat: Walking the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John . . .
31 Taller Cuaresmal en Español

APRIL
1-3 Extraordinary Time: Spiritual Reflections from a Season with Cancer, Death, & Transition
10 Take Charge of Your Life
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
6-10 Priests' Retreat: Walking the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John . . .
10-12 The Healing Power of Faith: Jesus as Our Therapist
CANCELLED 13-15 The First Christian Mystics: The Spirituality of Mary Magdalene & Paul
15 Take Charge of Your Life
24-26 Divinization in the Rule & Life of Benedict
RESCHEDULED 27-31 God Is Love At The Heart of Creation

31-6/2 Discerning Spirits

JUNE
7-9 Pentecost Retreat
19 Take Charge of Your Life
26-28 Discernment in Daily Life

28-30 In the Spirit of AA: A Twelve-Step Retreat
29 God in America: Judeo-Christian Values in American History

JULY
5-7 Humility
8-12 Benedictine Spirituality: Monastic Virtues in the Rule of St. Benedict
CANCELLED 12-14 Spiritual Gifts Workshop
17 Take Charge of Your Life
19-21 Summer Dance Workshop: Dancing the Psalms & Songs of Creation

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
9-11 Leadership & the Rule: The Wisdom of Community
16-18 Praying in the Circle of St. John
21 Take Charge of Your Life
23-25 Who Am I? Meeting the Self in the Prodigal Son

26-30 Sophia/Wisdom in the Writings of John of the Cross
30-9/1 My Neighbor's Faith: Interfaith Cooperation in an Age of Religious Diversity


SEPTEMBER
6-8 The Monkhood of All Believers
18 Take Charge of Your Life
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
30-10/4 God is Love at the Heart of Creation

OCTOBER
16 Take Charge of Your Life
21-24 Still Full of Sap, Still Green: A Spirituality of Aging


NOVEMBER
1-3 Edith Stein: Her Journey from Darkness into Light
4-7 Autumn Artists' Retreat

11-15 Priests' Retreat: Ministry & Priesthood Inspired by the Writings of Pope Francis
20 Take Charge of Your Life
22-24 Praying in the Cave of the Heart: The Spirituality of Bede Griffiths

23 God in America: Judeo-Christian Values in American History
27-29 Thanksgiving at Valyermo

29-12/1 Advent Retreat
30 Taller Adviento En Espaol

DECEMBER
CANCELLED 4-6 Lectio for Advent
9-13 Hildegard of Bingen: Prophet of the Cosmic Christ
18 Take Charge of Your Life
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)


2020 Preached Retreats


JANUARY
10-12 Leadership and the Rule of Benedict: Purity of Heart
17-20 Mid-Winter Dance Workshop: Moving to Bridge the Gap
25 Beginning Again

FEBRUARY

25-28 Lenten Silent Retreat

MARCH

23-27 Priests' Retreat: Walking in the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John
29 Taller Cuaresmal en Español

APRIL

6-8 Holy Week Silent Retreat
9-12 Sacred Triduum
17-19 Transformation For A New Creation
27-30 Spring Artists' Retreat

MAY

6-8 The Reality of the Unseen: Looking at Mysticism and Religious Experience as a Gift of Being Human
8-10 TBA -Fr. Angelus
11-15 Priests' Retreat: Walking in the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John
22-24 Early Monastic Spirituality
29-31 Pentecost Retreat

JUNE

1-5 Everything Ablaze: Teilhard's Mystical Vision
5-7 TBA -Fr. Francis & Yvonne Wilber
24-26 Discernment in Daily Life
26-28 Marriage Enrichment
27 God in America: Judeo-Christian Values in American History

JULY

3-5 Caring for our Common Home
8-12 Benedictine Spirituality: The Rule of St. Benedict as a Wisdom Document to be Implemented in Every Age
23-26 Summer Dance Workshop: Moving Physically to be Everywhere Spiritually
27-31 The Call of the Beatitudes: Living the Call of Jesus

AUGUST
7-9 TBA -Mary Kauffman & Reese Landi
14-16 Thomas à Kempis as Spiritual Guide
21-23 In the Spirit of AA: A Twelve-Step Retreat
24-28 Hildegard of Bingen: Prophet of the Cosmic Christ
28-30 Praying in the Circle of St. John

SEPTEMBER

4-6 Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care
7-11 God is Love at the Heart of All Creation
18-20 Christ at the End of Life: Catholic Teaching on Palliative Care and Physician-Assisted Suicide

OCTOBER

19-22 Still Full of Sap, Still Green: A Spirituality of Aging
30-11/1 Love Was His Meaning: The Spirituality of Julian of Norwich

NOVEMBER

2-5 Autumn Artists' Retreat
9-12 Guess What's Coming For Dinner!: A Cooking Retreat/Workshop
12-15 Edith Stein: Her Journey from Darkness into Light
16-20 Priests' Retreat: Thriving in the Call of God
21 God in America: Judeo-Christian Values in American History
25-27 Thanksgiving at Valyermo
27-29 Advent Retreat
28 Taller Adviento en Español

DECEMBER

7-11 Ammas, Monks, & Archetypes
11-13 Preparing Within Ourselves a Place for the Lord
18-20 Augustine & His Confessions
24-26 Christmas at Valyermo
31-1/2 New Year Retreat: "Behold, I make all things new!" (Rev. 21:5)