The Retreat Center may be available for a week, a month, or more
for your personal sabbatical. To reserve a room at this sacred
haven of beauty and peace, please call or email your request.
CONTEMPLATIVE SABBATICAL PROGRAM
ST. JOSEPH RETREAT CENTER
2017: Dates and details TBA
However, the following details for 2016 are left here as a bench
mark for 2017 and to help you in your discernment.
53 day Sabbatical Program is open to women and men religious,
clergy and lay people of all denominations. This Contemplative
Sabbatical is designed to enhance personal renewal. Quiet time
and solitude are priorities supplemented by reflective input by
experienced staff members and opportunities to enhance one's spiritual
development and prayer. Some days, most afternoons and all evenings
are personal time for reading, resting, exercising, praying, or
exploring the area. Weekly Spiritual Direction is available. Come
and participate in as many Morning, Day and Weekend programs as
you wish.The program is not built on establishing community but
this might happen in the silence.
will absolutely fall in love with the beauty of the Retreat Center
immediately situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Not only
is God's outside décor of visuals and sound beyond description
during the day and throughout the night but the ambiance of the
over 130 year old center is so attractive, clean and welcoming.
Sixteen of its twenty bedrooms as well as the living room, dining
room and chapel have an ocean view.
is waiting to be gracious to you. (Isaiah 30)
$500 deposit (non-refundable, non-transferable and part of total
are designated in accord with date of deposit received.
The balance is due no later than Dec 28, 2015.
Cost includes: Room & Board, all programs, socials, laundry
facilities, linens and towels, WiFi, and a PC available for your
Postage, phone, medical costs are not included.
Spiritual Direction will be available weekly and on Directed
Prayer Weekends with the same director. This cost is included
will be offered for those who wish at an additional fee of $40/60
To apply for the Contemplative Sabbatical Program please click
on the Application Form link below. Fill it out completely and
click on Submit.
Following is a list of Presenters and a link to more information
about each of them.