Summer Retreats 2018
7201 Long Beach Boulevard - Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008-3135
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Summer Retreats 2018

Summer Preached Retreat: Seeking First the Reign of God

Date: Sunday, June 17 - Saturday, June 23, 2018.

This retreat will cover a number of topics, each of which will shine a light on our baptismal call as missionary disciples. Themes to be integrated into the retreat are: “Missional” Discipleship and Pope Francis, Wine and wineskins: new or old?, Growing in Age and Wisdom, Living Hope, Imagination: Key to Creativity, Conversion and Transformation, Spirituality and Mission, Poverty for Life: Whose Life?, “Stand up! Stretch out your Hand! And Go!”,and “Do This in Memory of me”: Do what?

Anthony Gittins, CSSp., was born in Manchester, England and ordained in 1967. He earned an MA in Theoretical Linguistics and holds a Ph.D in Social Anthropology. He is a religious priest, a member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost (Spiritans). He has served in ministry as an Educator, Pastor, Missionary, Retreat Director and in Religious Formation. Anthony served in ministry to homeless women and women in prostitution. He is an internationally known author of eighteen books and an internationally renowned retreat presenter.

Quiet retreats are conducted in an atmosphere conducive to prayer for oneself and others. Quiet is maintained especially in the common areas and bedroom floors of the houses. There will be conversation at meals.

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth: $475.00
Seton Associates and Sisters of other Congregations: $550.00
Laity: $625.00
Registration Due: June 1, 2018
Non-refundable, Non-transferable Deposit: $100.00

Summer Guided Retreat: Dance of a Celtic Heart

Date: Sunday June 24 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dance of the Celtic Heart is a retreat facilitated by Carmel Boyle. It is a retreat not just for those who consider themselves Celts but for all who seek a fresh perspective and nourishment for their spiritual lives.

The structure of the retreat involves a morning and an afternoon session where Carmel will offer inspiration from the Celtic Christian Spiritual tradition and unfold perennial spiritual wisdom gleaned from her experience and her own dance with spirituality. Each day will be a new step in the dance with an unfolding of themes that include pilgrimage, presence, protection, prayer, soul-friendship and healing. These themes are steps in the dance that can lead to spiritual transformation and divine encounter. Each session is an experience of prayer, through song, ritual, meditation, story and reflective exercises. Carmel will also make some time available for ‘anamchara’ spiritual accompaniment with individuals.

Presenter: Carmel Boyle hails from Monasterboice in the Boyne Valley at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. She is a singer/ songwriter of spiritually orientated and contemplative songs. She is a spiritual director, supervisor and co-founder of An Croí Wisdom Institute, a learning centre that fosters wisdom for personal, professional and spiritual life. Flowing from her training in theology, spirituality, supervisory practice, expressive arts, holistic modalities and of course her songs, she offers a contemplative space that nurtures the creative healing spirit. She is a popular retreat facilitator and is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. Her work places a focus on recovering the Celtic Christian Spiritual Tradition and the Mystical Tradition. She has recorded more than a dozen albums and performs her songs in concerts, conferences and retreat settings. Her voice is described as having a healing quality that touches the heart. Her work is influenced by her belief that the expressive arts can be a doorway to Divine encounter and spiritual growth.

Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth: $475.00
Seton Associates and Sisters of other Congregations: $550.00
Laity: $625.00
Registration Due: June 5, 2018
Non-refundable, Non-transferable Deposit: $100.00

Directed/Private Retreat

Date: Monday, August 13 - Sunday, August 19, 2018

Directed: This is for those who wish time in quiet prayer and reflection and to meet each day with a spiritual director.
Private: For those who prefer retreat with no formal program.

Spiritual Director:
Gail DeMaria, CSJP, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace. She has been active in the field of spirituality since the mid seventies. Gail has done facilitation for numerous groups. She has served in the fields of education, guidance, formation, community leadership and associate membership. Gail is presently engaged in the ministry of Spiritual Direction and Retreats.

Silent retreats are conducted in an atmosphere of silence to foster one's own prayer and out of reverence for one another. In keeping with this atmosphere, all meals are taken in silence.

There is limited space for this retreat. All retreatants will be accommodated in Saint Vincent’s.

Directed Retreat Costs:
Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth: $475.00
Seton Associates and Sisters of other Congregations:$550.00
Laity: $625.00

Private Retreat Costs:
Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth: $350.00
Seton Associates and Sisters of other Congregations: $425.00
Laity: $525.00

Registration Due: July 30, 2018
Non-refundable, Non-transferable Deposit: $100.00


Saturday June 16 & 23rd - 5 PM
Sunday June 17 & 24th - 9 AM
Regular Summer Schedule begins June 30th

Saturday - 5 PM
Sunday - 9 & 10 AM
Daily Mass - 9 AM