January 19, 2018

Plan a private retreat for 2018 at one of three retreat centers in the archdiocese

A private retreat allows one to re-connect with God for a day or several days with a personally chosen focus, and without the distractions of daily life. Three retreat centers in central and southern Indiana offer such opportunities.
 

—Benedict Inn & Retreat Center, 1402 Southern Ave., in Beech Grove, operated by the Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, will offer a Personal Day of Retreat from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. four times during the first half of 2018—on Feb. 13, April 11, May 1 and June 13.

The cost is $35, which includes a room for the day and lunch. Spiritual direction is available for an additional $30. For more information or to register, call 317-788-7581 or go to www.benedictinn.org.
 

—Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality, 101 St. Anthony Dr., in Mt. St. Francis, welcomes private retreatants at any time. Individuals have the option of staying in a private suite at the main retreat center, a room in a retreat house, or in a primitive cabin located on a lake in a 400-acre wooded sanctuary. Costs vary depending on housing and length of stay.

For more information, log on to www.mountsaintfrancis.org or call 812-923-8817.
 

—Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House, 5353 E. 56th St., in Indianapolis, offers various silent, self-guided retreats throughout the year.

Silent day retreats are offered on Jan. 26, Feb. 14, April 18, May 4, June 25, July 26, Aug. 14, Sept. 25, Oct. 19 and Nov. 26; during Holy Week on March 26, 27, 28 and 29; and during Advent on Dec. 18, 19, 20 and 21. The cost is $35, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and the use of a room. An overnight stay is available for an additional $28, with dinner available for $9. Participants interested in receiving spiritual direction during their day retreat may contact Mary Schaffner at mschaffner@archindy.org or 317-545-7881.

Fatima Retreat House will also offer silent guided or self-directed retreats for anywhere from three to eight days from July 13-20. The cost ranges from $209-$520 depending on number of days, and includes room, meals and sessions with a spiritual director.

For more information on or to register for Fatima’s single-day or multiple-day silent retreats, contact Cheryl McSweeney at 317-545-7881 or mcsweeney@archindy.org, or log on to www.archindy.org/fatima.
 

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