Francis House of Prayer

TrenTON DIOCESAN SPIRITUAL CENTER

RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES

The following retreats are offered year-round 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!


PERSONAL RETREAT DAY

     Wednesday, June 3    9:30 AM – ,2:30 PM
     

Take a day away from the busyness of your life to rest a while in the Lord and experience God’s presence. Come to Francis House for silence, personal prayer and optional spiritual direction.  The day begins and ends with a brief prayer together.  Come to as many as you can.  Donation: $10; $40 with spiritual direction.  Please bring a bag lunch.


7 – DAY SILENT DIRECTED RETREATS


Begins 7:00 PM – Ends 10:00 AM
     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. 


SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT WEEKEND

 August 14 – 16         7:00 PM Friday to 1:00 PM Sunday
       
Due to the frantic pace of contemporary life, it is essential for our spiritual and physical health to take time to pray.  A weekend directed retreat offers you the opportunity to experience the graced rhythm of life in which silence and rest restore your body and God revives your soul.  Liturgy, spiritual direction and optional contemplative prayer periods are included.  Please register early.  These fill quickly. Donation: $150/$50 non-refundable deposit with registration.

Summer 2020