Retreats

The focus of our retreat apostolate is on the Person of Jesus and His Eucharistic Presence, and the hope that His Mercy gives us.

This is the essence of what we hope to share through our retreats. It is cultivated through a contemplative spirit that is simple, prayerful and encourages quiet listening to God. It trusts in His actions, rather than emphasizing human methods. It is marked by a prophetic openness to the Holy Spirit’s communication and gifts.

Encounter With Jesus

An Encounter With Jesus offers people the opportunity of a living encounter with Our Lord Jesus present in the Eucharist. It introduces the retreatants to silent prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in a way that is adapted to today’s situation. Many people today, youth and adults, experience profound confusion, difficulties, and sufferings. They, we, need Jesus. Only Jesus can respond to our deepest wounds. Above all, we need not just ideas or feelings, but personal contact with Jesus Himself. He is the true “Bread of Life” for the spiritual hunger of today. The Encounter with Jesus (EWJ) offers the opportunity to discover Him through prayer of the heart, and through His Real Presence in the Eucharist. But this encounter requires an act of supernatural faith.

THIS RETREAT IS

  • Silent! Retreatants are silent from Thursday night until Sunday at noon. Each day has simple teaching sessions on the path of silent prayer and encountering Jesus in the Sacred Mysteries.
  • A Roman Catholic retreat, but also open to non-Catholics.
  • Developed and offered by the Mission of Divine Mercy
    at the Mission.
  • Restricted to either men or women, on a given weekend, due
    to our dormitory-style accommodations.
  • Offered in English or Spanish, according to the weekend.
  • For individuals of 18 years or older.

COST

This is not for us a business transaction. It is a Christian act of service.  And of faith that He will provide. No one will be excluded for lack of money. Thus, our policy is the following:

A NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE OF $40 ($30 FOR STUDENTS) IS REQUIRED WITH REGISTRATION, TO KNOW WHO IS REALLY COMMITEED.

Beyond that, we charge no fee for the Encounter. Once you have experienced the Encounter, we invite you to give a donation as you freely choose to support MDM.

Our Mission relies entirely on donations.  There are a lot of expenses in offering this Retreat and sustaining this Mission with its many functions.  God bless you for your help.

UPCOMING RETREATS

FEBRUARY 6 – 9

SPANISH

Encounter With Jesus – Women

FEBRUARY 20 – 23

ENGLISH

Encounter With Jesus – Women

MARCH 12 – 15

SPANISH

Encounter With Jesus – Men

MARCH 26 – 29

ENGLISH

Encounter With Jesus – Men

APPROPRIATE DRESS

The Mission is a monastery; it is consecrated ground; it is our Community’s home. We welcome anyone who wants to visit the Mission. We simply ask that they respect our request for clothing that is appropriate for a place consecrated to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother, and in coming to Mass that they dress in a manner that shows reverence for the occasion. Father wears his vestments, the altar servers put on their albs,  and the congregation wears clothes that are appropriate for attending Mass.

BELOW THE KNEE

NO SHORTS

SLEEVES

NO TANK TOPS

MODEST NECKLINES

NO LOW-CUT NECKLINES

LOOSE FITTING

NO MID-THIGH HEMLINES

Also, be alerted that the Mission terrain is fairly rough and rocky, with few paved walk ways. Good walking shoes are helpful; high heels are not. We appreciate your help in making others aware of our request for appropriate dress while attending Mass at the Mission.

We think Our Lord appreciates it too.