Holy Week Silent Retreat 2018

Monday, 26 March 2018 3:00 PM - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 2:00 PM PST

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Monday, 26 March 2018 3:00 PM - Wednesday, 28 March 2018 2:00 PM PST

If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30.a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed for mass & lunch *11:45 a.m- 1:30 p.m.) Check in time starts at 3:00 p.m. Check out time is at 10:00 a.m (exceptions may apply).


Holy Week Silent Retreat 

Monday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Retreat Description: Examining the last days of Christ's life, this silent retreat will focus on His betrayal, suffering, and death. These painful events inform our own struggle through difficult relationships, unstable health, times of uncertainty, and the search for that illusive thing called hope. All suffering finds its redemption in Christ's suffering. This is the lesson of Holy Week.

No formal reflections will be given by the leader. Directed quiet activities will be available and the group will meet to share discoveries. The intention is to give the Holy Spirit room to guide, direct, and instruct each participant as is best for them. The desert silence and the liturgies of the monastery will provide an environment where the space between us and God becomes thinner.

Please note this retreat is conducted Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week. It is intentionally designed to give participants the opportunity to retreat during Holy Week, without missing their own parish's observances of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.


Presenter: Lisa Marion is an oblate of Valyermo and Spiritual Director in Orange County. An energetic leader she has over 25 years of pastoral experience ministering to people of all ages and stages of life. Leading numerous events both locally and nationally, she conveys her awareness of God and his love with a subtle yet honest sense of humor. Having experienced many seasons of trial and suffering, Lisa is well equipped to journey with others through their own trials and seasons of struggle. Her attunement to the Holy Spirit makes her uniquely gifted for this ministry. For more information about Lisa and her ministry visit: www.dailypax.com - subscribe to join her growing community of those seeking peace and spiritual growth.

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