All Retreats Calendar

May
29
Fri
Benedictine Spirituality Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
May 29 @ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Guardians at the Doors: Discerning Hidden Blocks to the Interior Life

Retreat Description: In the Rule of Saint Benedict, Chapter VII we read “Thus therefore must one beware of evil desires, because death is stationed outside the entrance of delight.  So Scripture gives command saying, ‘Go not after thy fleshly desires.’”  Our soul is a temple with many doors, and we must be aware of which doors to open and which ones to close.  This retreat is designed to help you discern what is blocking you from entering more deeply into the interior of your heart where God dwells in peace.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.

May
30
Sat
Benedictine Spirituality Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
May 30 all-day

Guardians at the Doors: Discerning Hidden Blocks to the Interior Life

Retreat Description: In the Rule of Saint Benedict, Chapter VII we read “Thus therefore must one beware of evil desires, because death is stationed outside the entrance of delight.  So Scripture gives command saying, ‘Go not after thy fleshly desires.’”  Our soul is a temple with many doors, and we must be aware of which doors to open and which ones to close.  This retreat is designed to help you discern what is blocking you from entering more deeply into the interior of your heart where God dwells in peace.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.

May
31
Sun
Benedictine Spirituality Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
May 31 all-day

Guardians at the Doors: Discerning Hidden Blocks to the Interior Life

Retreat Description: In the Rule of Saint Benedict, Chapter VII we read “Thus therefore must one beware of evil desires, because death is stationed outside the entrance of delight.  So Scripture gives command saying, ‘Go not after thy fleshly desires.’”  Our soul is a temple with many doors, and we must be aware of which doors to open and which ones to close.  This retreat is designed to help you discern what is blocking you from entering more deeply into the interior of your heart where God dwells in peace.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.

Jun
12
Fri
Charismatic Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 12 @ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

“Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”:  Understanding Sadness & Depression in the Spiritual Life

Retreat Description: During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told all of his disciples that those who were poor, sad, and persecuted were actually blessed and happy – this is a difficult paradox!  How are we to understand it?  Have you ever felt guilty for not experiencing the “abundant life” that Jesus promises?  In this retreat we will confront Sacred Scripture as well as our own sadness and suffering in order to deepen our spiritual lives.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.

Jun
13
Sat
Charismatic Retreat
Jun 13 all-day

“Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”:  Understanding Sadness & Depression in the Spiritual Life

Retreat Description: During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told all of his disciples that those who were poor, sad, and persecuted were actually blessed and happy – this is a difficult paradox!  How are we to understand it?  Have you ever felt guilty for not experiencing the “abundant life” that Jesus promises?  In this retreat we will confront Sacred Scripture as well as our own sadness and suffering in order to deepen our spiritual lives.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.

Jun
14
Sun
Charismatic Retreat
Jun 14 all-day

“Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”:  Understanding Sadness & Depression in the Spiritual Life

Retreat Description: During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told all of his disciples that those who were poor, sad, and persecuted were actually blessed and happy – this is a difficult paradox!  How are we to understand it?  Have you ever felt guilty for not experiencing the “abundant life” that Jesus promises?  In this retreat we will confront Sacred Scripture as well as our own sadness and suffering in order to deepen our spiritual lives.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.

Jun
27
Sat
Benedictine Spirituality Day of Recollection @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 27 all-day

Firm in Faith: Benedictine Spirituality in a Hectic World

Retreat Description: The rapid advancement of modern technology has driven the pace of our lives to speeds never before seen in human history.  Ever-increasing demands on our time, attention, and energy present new challenges to people of faith seeking to grow in their relationship with God.  This day of recollection will draw on the Benedictine value of stability as a spiritual antidote to the modern disease of constant busyness.

Retreat Master: Father Michael Antonacci, O.S.B., earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and physics from Saint Vincent College, a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2014. Following completion of his doctorate in physics from the University of North Carolina, he joined the physics faculty of Saint Vincent College in 2019.

Jul
24
Fri
Men’s Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jul 24 @ 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jul
25
Sat
Men’s Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jul 25 all-day
Jul
26
Sun
Men’s Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jul 26 all-day