Need Urgent Advice: Last Minute Retreat Monasteries?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:08 PM
This week has been awful. I'm at the end of my rope at work, I'm having heart palpitations and pains in my brains. To top it off I've been screwing things up left and right, both practically and morally.
Now I find out last minute that I have Thurs-Sun off. As a reward for the three days I've had, I guess?
So I need to get out of the city. Preferably into a hermitage. With an ocean or fields full of rippling wheat nearby. Maybe cows or steaming newborn lamb babies? No internet or cell service. Lots of adoration, preferably. The divine office, maybe? Trappist-like silence would rock too.
So anyone know any idyllic communities that would have pity on me with 12 hours notice? I could pay a nightly rate. Preferably in the northeastern US.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:51 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:58 PM
Or, you could just grab the cold weather gear and head up to Maine. Or rent a KoA cabin. They're cozy. No religious stuff around but quiet.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:12 PM
Virginia Trappistines http://www.olamonast...ivate-retreats/
New York Dominicans http://monasteryofma...hospitality.php
Connecticut Benedictines http://www.abbeyofre...elive/index.htm
Prayers for a successful search and some quiet time.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:34 PM
Oblates of the Virgin Mary
St. Joseph Retreat House
Their charge is (I think) $75/night. Give them a call -- if they have room and an available retreat director they will accomodate you.
I highly recommend them -- I've been there twice, and I will return. If I can swing it, I will do a 30 day there. The accomodations are great, the food is excellent, the silence is wonderful. The retreat director was superb (IM me if you want me to suggest him). He's an OMV priest (as are all of the directors).
Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:39 AM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:01 PM
if weston is close enough...pm me. I know of a group going there who sent an email blast for $25 a night.
Campion center probably negotiates rates for groups ... they do have a directed weekend retreat THIS UPCOMING weekend for $155. Individual directed retreats are at $70/night.
I *still* recommend St. Joseph Retreat center over Campion Center ... St. Joseph seems like a home, vs institutional like. (I've been at Campion center for group retreats).
Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:38 PM
I actually ended up (since I had Fri off but had to work Sunday afternoon) doing a "silent retreat" on my own, via bed and breakfast. It was amesome and exactly what I needed, though. And if anything, I came back intending to plan to do an actual retreat at a monastery ASAP. I was surprised how much I loved absolute silence and unpluggedness, and a little spiritual direction would have been the icing on the cake.
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