• 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.


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  • Online Registration for 2023 Retreat

    Retreat confirmation and payment instructions will be emailed to you.

    If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please complete the Retreat Information form at the bottom of this page.

  • Online Registration for 2023 Retreat

    Registration will begin Wednesday, June 21 for members of the Our Mother of Good Counsel (Dayton) Community.


    Registration will open on Saturday, June 24 for members of all other communities.

  • 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

  • Online Registration for Virtual Retreat

    Conferences and Masses will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

    Participation is free, but a donation is requested to cover Fr. Gene's expenses and stipend.

    Retreat confirmation and payment instructions will be emailed..


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  • *** POSTPONED ***


    Washington Province OCDS Midwest Region District 2

    Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020

    St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424

    Theme: Pray Without Ceasing

             Secondary theme: Divine Mercy

    Tentative Schedule

    8:00 am - St. Peter Catholic Church open for silent prayer or private recitation of the Divine Office

    8:30 am - Mass (regular parish Mass)

    9:15 am - Day of Recollection begins in the Family Life Center

    9:45 am - Opening Prayer and Introduction

    10:00 am - Part 1: Praying the Liturgy of the Hours Prayerfully

    11:00 am - Break

    11:15 am - Part 2: Lectio Divina

    Noon - Angelus Prayer and Lunch (please bring your own)

    12:45 pm - Part 3: Mental Prayer

    1:30 pm - Closing Prayer

    Other Details

    Light snacks, water, and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own sack lunch.

    No charge for those who register by Wednesday, April 15. $10 donation requested from those registering April 16-18.

    Please bring your scapulars and name tags.


    Register by entering your contact information in the form below. Deadline Wednesday, April 18, 2020

  • Registration for the Day of Recollection

    Registration is free by Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Enter your contact information below, and your registration will be compete!