Workshops and Retreats

NOTE TO MARYMOUNT ALUMNI: As a special remembrance for all Marymount College alumni, we offer you a special discount. When you register online for weekend and other multi-day retreats and workshops, enter the code MC-1 for a 15 percent discount. For one-day workshops, enter MC-2 for $10 off the registration fee.

2018 Theological Institute: “Salvation & the Community of Faith”

Presenter: Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Ph.D.

July 12-15, 2018

As the community of faith, we are called to preach the gospel in today’s world, a world in need of salvation. The world remains deaf to the life-giving message of Jesus Christ to the degree that it fails to recognize its need for salvation. This year’s institute examines the ways in which human beings become aware of their need for salvation, with particular attention to the diversity of the church. How does the diversity of the church contribute to our experience of salvation in history? What are the various ways in which the Catholic faith has understood salvation? How does the community of faith mediate salvation in the world? This course will draw on Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. Thursday, 5 p.m. – Sunday, noon meal. Cost: $300. CLICK HERE for details and to register.

Moving Deeper into the Saving God of History

Director: Catherine Michaud, PhD, CSJ

July 15 – July 21, 2018

The 2018 July Contemplative Retreat will follow inspiring themes from the Theological Institute into contemplation. For example, retreatants will have the opportunity to seek through contemplation, a deeper recognition of how the Saving God of history continues to work in our contempo-rary world, and how our communal and personal experienc-es of healing are the well-springs of healing that we share with others. Pope Francis’s Joy of the Gospel will lead us from the surrender in faith through hope to the love that redeems and transforms. CLICK HERE for details on this special retreat July 15-21, 2018 and to register.

Exploring Exercising Contemplative Power … Transforming Consciousness

Presenters: Margaret Galiardi, OP and Nancy Sylvester, IHM

Monday February 19, 2018 — Tuesday February 20, 2018

  •  Do you find yourself changing as you deepen your contemplative practice?
  • Are you trying to live out of a consciousness that is more cosmic, global, ecological and communal even in the midst of prevailing worldviews that hold very different values?
  • Do you wonder what kind of a transformative change agent you want to be as you live out of a contemplative way of being?

CLICK HERE for details.


Compass Journaling

Three sessions: January 19-20, 2018, February 2-3, 2018 and February 16-18, 2018

Facilitator: Robert Hull

Participants will complete the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Theory and individual results will be explored. They will learn to recognize the “shadow” side of ourselves (parts of our personality that gets us in trouble or that we don’t like). Each session of this three-part series stands alone, with everyone invited to attend one, two or all three sessions. Friday, 5:30 p.m. – Saturday, 4 p.m. Registration: $50. Testing Materials: $35. Room and Meals: $55.

CLICK HERE for details.



Seasonal Spirituality

Explore the connection between the seasons of the year and the seasons of our lives. Join us for a day of prayer, journaling and contemplation to reflect on the rhythm of the natural world’s cycle. It’s like a mini-vacation. Renew your mind, body and spirit. CLICK HERE to find out more about our next offering and register today.


Saturday Retreats

Sometimes we just need a day away… to reflect, to study, to pray, or just to be. You’ll also find these workshops and retreats listed under their individual categories, but they’re gathered here for people who have a free Saturday and want to experience something new. CLICK HERE for the list of what’s coming up on a Saturday soon.



Whether you’re experienced or just learning to quilt, a weekend quilting retreat at Manna House is the ideal place to focus. You can spend quality time quilting in a relaxed and enjoyable place. Learn new techniques while creating a new project or working on a UFO (Unfinished Object). CLICK HERE to see what’s on the schedule and then register today!



Bobbin lacemaking takes us back to the earliest history of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 17th century France. And yet as a modern contemplative practice, it creates in us heart-space where our communion with God  may be woven into our lives, as surely as the design of threads and spaces unfolds at our fingertips. CLICK HERE for details on our next offering!

 ‘Have retreat, will travel’

Sister Janet Lander can bring many of our retreats to you — at retirement or retreat centers, motherhouses or other facilities of religious congregations. These weeklong guided retreats generally include morning and evening prayer, creative or contemplative activities and a daily reflection guide. Each of these programs can also be offered as an “Elder Retreat,” a three-day format specifically designed for assisted care and similar facilities. To learn more, CLICK HERE.


Sabbaticals & personal retreats

If you’re a Catholic woman religious, we offer some retreats and workshops specifically for you. CLICK HERE to go directly to that section of our website. OR, if you want information on personal directed retreats or just a sabbatical that provides a respite in an otherwise hectic life, CLICK HERE to learn more about what we can offer.