Sadly, the Lenten Retreat at the Carmelite Monastery was cancelled due to circumstances that have not been specified. However, there is still a very good retreat open to all that will be held on Saturday, March 6th at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. This yearly Day of Recollection is sponsored annually by Catholics United for the Faith (not to be confused with Catholics United) and the retreat master will be Father Augustine Esposito, OSA, Ph.D. The cost is $35 per person and lunch is included. The day begins with Mass at 9am in the Immaculate Conception Chapel, followed by a morning conference with Father Esposito, Eucharistic Adoration, opportunity for Confession, an afternoon conference and concludes around 4pm with Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
If interested, call 215-247-2585. There is no charge for sisters, priests and seminarians and you may sponsor a priest or religious with a $35 donation if desired.
Unlike the retreat at the Carmelite Monastery, this is not billed as a silent retreat, but there is plenty of time for silent prayer and reflection in the chapel. It is also not as physically challenging as a day at the monastery can be for those who are elderly or infirmed.
Reseravations are required so if interested, call the number above, or you can send your check and reservation directly to CUF at: St. John Neumann Chapter, CUF
183 Hillcrest Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19118-2621
Make checks payable to St. John Neumann Chapter, CUF
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