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St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
661 944 2178
* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)
* Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT RETREAT
Friday, July 2-Sunday, July 4, 2021
This retreat is designed for married couples seeking to deepen their relationship with God and one another. It will address components of a healthy marriage and the challenges inherent in a lifetime of loving oneself and one's spouse. Both the spiritual and the psychological dimensions of the marital union will be explored. God is seen as the source of our being and of our being-in-relationship. Deep reflection on marriage as a vocation and a journey will surely increase our self-understanding and self-confidence in the fulfillment of our call.
Fr. Francis Benedict, OSB has been a monk of Valyermo since 1967. He earned an MA in Philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University and an MS in Theology from Mt. Angel in Oregon. He was ordained a priest in 1976. He served as the Abbey's abbot for 16 years. His special areas of ministry include spiritual direction, preaching retreats, and working with 12-step recovery groups. In addition to many responsibilities at the Abbey, he now serves as the Director of Oblates.
Maria Rohde, Obl. OSB is an oblate of Valyermo and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned a BA in Psychology at UCLA and an MA in Community/Clinical Psychology at California State University Northridge. She has been in private practice in the Antelope Valley for 25 years and works primarily from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, specializing in treatment of anxiety disorders.