Monday, 15 April 2019 2:00 PM - Wednesday, 17 April 2019 2:00 PM PST

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

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Monday, 15 April 2019 2:00 PM - Wednesday, 17 April 2019 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).



Monday, April 15-Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Using the poignant Stations of the Cross as the framework for reflection, this silent retreat will examine the place where the struggles of our lives intersect with the struggles of the Way of the Cross. Christ knew his pain and suffering would be redeemed by God, often times we aren't sure the same is true for us. Yet, all suffering finds its redemption in Christ's Suffering, this is the lesson of Holy Week.

The desert silence and the liturgy of the monastery provide an environment where the space between us and God becomes thinner. Come to the desert to think on pain and suffering. Come to the desert to prepare your heart and mine for the events of Holy Week.

(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. Plan to arrive for noon Mass and lunch on Monday. Our first official gathering will begin in the Lodge just after lunch. We will conclude on Wednesday with a closing and benediction following lunch. Stay for this final session and commit to the whole retreat experience.) 


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.  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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