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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 EspaƱol

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
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 Espanol

DECEMBER
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 "Sneak Peek"

JANUARY

10-12 Contemporary Cinema & Spirituality: Winter Session
17-20 Mid-Winter Dance Workshop
25 Beginning Again

FEBRUARY

25-28 Lenten Silent Retreat

MARCH

23-27 Priests' Retreat -Fr. Joseph
29 Taller Cuaresmal en Espanol

APRIL

6-8 Holy Week Silent Retreat
9-12 Sacred Triduum
17-19 TBA -Fr. Stephen
27-30 Spring Artists' Retreat

MAY

8-10 TBA -Fr. Francis & Maria Rohde
11-15 Priests' Retreat -Fr. Joseph
22-24 TBA -Fr. Luke
29-31 Pentecost Retreat

JUNE

1-5 TBA -Fr. Stephen
24-26 Discernment in Daily Life
26-28 Praying in the Circle of St. John

JULY

3-5 TBA -Fr. Aelred
8-12 Benedictine Spirituality
17-19 Contemporary Cinema & Spirituality: Summer Session
23-26 Summer Dance Workshop
27-31 TBA -Fr. Francis & Audrey Spindler

AUGUST

7-9 Leadership & the Rule: The Wisdom of Community
14-16 Thomas a Kempis as Spiritual Guide
21-23 In the Spirit of AA
28-30 TBA -Fr. Francis & Yvonne Wilber

SEPTEMBER

4-6 Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care
7-11 TBA -Fr. Stephen
18-20 TBA -Fr. Luke

OCTOBER

19-22 TBA -Fr. Francis & Dianne Bunker
30-11/1 TBA -Fr. Stephen

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 -Fr. Francis
25-27 Thanksgiving at Valyermo
27-29 Advent Retreat
28 Taller Adviento en Espanol

DECEMBER

7-11 TBA -Fr. Stephen
11-13 TBA -Fr. Luke
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)