• 2023 RETREAT

    Washington Province OCDS Midwest Region District 2

    Friday, August 4 - Sunday, August 6, 2022

    Spiritual Center of Maria Stein Retreat Center


    "Encountering Christ Through the Liturgy and Interior Prayer"

    Retreat Master: Fr. George Mangiaracina, OCD


    Prayer for a Retreat

    Lord Jesus Christ, you told the apostles to retire to a desert place and rest a while.

    I am taking this time to follow your example.

    Grant that I may obtain all the fruits that I can from this retreat.

    Enable me to make it in union with you, to know myself better and to get closer to you.

    Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, and to speak wisely.

    Let me emerge from this spiritual renewal as a more committed Carmelite, better equipped to advance along the path that you have laid out for me.


  • Retreat Conference Recordings

  • Tentative Schedule

    Friday, August 4, 2023

    3:00pm Check In Begins

    4:00pm Evening Prayer

    4:30pm Holy Mass

    5:30pm Dinner

    7:00pm Conference #1

    8:00pm Social Time


    Saturday, August 5, 2023

    8:00am Morning Prayer

    8:30am Breakfast

    9:30am Grand Silence Begins / Conference #2

    11:00am Holy Mass

    12:00pm Lunch

    1:30pm Conference #3

    5:00pm Evening Prayer

    5:30pm Dinner

    7:00pm Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament - All night adoration begins


    Sunday, August 6, 2023

    8:00am Exposition ends / Morning Prayer

    8:30am Grand Silence Ends / Breakfast

    9:30am Conference #4

    11:00am Holy Mass

    12:00pm Box Lunch (optional)

    Retreat Rooms and Fees

    The number of lower-priced Jack/Jill Rooms and Semi-Private Rooms is very limited; please leave these rooms for those with lower incomes.


    All fees include room for 2 nights and stipend and travel expenses for Fr. George.


    5 meals includes dinner Friday through breakfast Sunday. 6 meals also includes a box lunch Sunday. A NO MEALS option is available for those who bring their own food.


    For special situations, complete the form below.


    Private Room: Private rooms have a full-size bed, desk, chair and their own bathroom.

    $200 with 5 meals

    $211 with 6 meals

    $145 with NO MEALS


    Jack and Jill Room: Your own bedroom with a full-size bed, desk and chair, with a restroom shared between the two rooms. (limited availability—8 rooms)

    $170 with 5 meals

    $181 with 6 meals

    $115 with NO MEALS


    Convent Room: Your own room with a full-size bed, desk, chair, with a restroom shared between five rooms. (limited availability—5 rooms)

    $160 with 5 meals

    $171 with 6 meals

    $105 with NO MEALS


    Dorm Room: Three separate rooms with single beds and shared bathrooms/shower facilities. Guests need to bring their own pillow, blanket, and towels. Only a fitted sheet is provided on the mattress (53 beds)

    $125 with 5 meals

    $136 with 6 meals

    $65 with NO MEALS


    St. Charles Room (located about 10 minutes away): Private rooms have a queen-size bed and private bathroom. (limited availability—5 rooms)

    $160 with 5 meals

    $171 with 6 meals

    $105 with NO MEALS


    Commuter Option: No Room


    $70 NO ROOM with 5 meals

    $81 NO ROOM with 6 meals

    $15 NO ROOM and NO MEALS

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  • Registration for the Day of Recollection

    Registration is free by Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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