Francis House of Prayer

TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER

RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES

The following retreats are offered at Francis House:
       7-Day, 4-Day, 3-Day & Weekend Silent Directed Retreats
       7-Day and Weekend Contemplative Prayer Retreats
       1-Day Personal Retreats
       Weekend and 4-Day Guided Retreats (with content)


Each retreatant bedroom has a private bathroom. Francis House is surrounded by beautiful parks for walking and has a large outdoor swimming pool for summer retreats!  Enjoy!


​7 – DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREATS


Begins 7:00 PM – Ends 10:00 AM


     February 16 – 23    (Sunday to Sunday)
     June 14 – 21           (Sunday to Sunday)
     July 8 – 15              (Wednesday to Wednesday)
     August 19 – 26       (Wednesday to Wednesday)


Receive the healing and transforming grace of seven days with God, savoring the silence and prayer that opens your whole being to God’s Word and Presence. Daily Liturgy and Spiritual Direction and optional Contemplative Prayer periods are included.  Donation: $525; $60 non-refundable deposit.


4 – DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREATS

     

Begins 7:00 PM – Ends 10:00 AM


     July 16 – 20            (Thursday to Monday)
     July 22 – 26            (Wednesday to Sunday)
     Donation: $300


3 – DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT

     Begins 7:00 PM – Ends 10:00 AM


     July 28 – 31            (Tuesday to Friday)
     Donation: $225


7 – DAY CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT

      Begins 7:00 PM – Ends 10:00 AM


      August 2 – 9          (Sunday to Sunday)


A Centering Prayer retreat invites you to go more deeply into the silence and stillness, which facilitates growth in Contemplative Prayer and real attentiveness to God’s Word. The schedule provides many optional communal Centering Prayer periods, which are usually preceded by 20 minutes of Lectio Divina. Donation: $525; $60 non-refundable deposit with registration. 


IMAGES OF GOD IN TEILHARD AND MERTON

      Sister Kathleen Duffy, SSJ


      May 24 – 28     7:00 PM Sunday to 10:00 AM Thursday


Sister Kathy Duffy returns to Francis House to lead us in prayer as we consider the role of the Divine in the ongoing creation of the universe. Contemporary mystics have described powerful images that address this. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin speaks eloquently of the Cosmic Christ hinted at in Paul’s epistles to the Ephesians (1:9-10 and 4:9-10). Thomas Merton sings the praises of Divine Wisdom (Prov. 8:22-36) in his poems. We will pray with these images, consider their relevance as we address the concerns of today’s world, and contemplate the presence of Divine Love at the heart of our ever-expanding Cosmos.


Donation: $400/$60 non-refundable deposit.  Commuters welcome, all meals included.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Please register for all programs by calling 609-877-0509. Be sure to include your full name and PHONE NUMBER and the title of the program on our voice mail. Registering by phone is preferred!


If you wish to register by email, refer to "Contact Us."

3 to 7 Day Retreats