Retreat Dates


8 - 10


Prepare Him Room

Catholic Advent Retreat

Advent—a season of quiet, of waiting, of preparation. How do you spend this season? When Christmas comes, are you ready to receive the Word made flesh? 

During this Catholic Advent Retreat, step back and spiritually prepare for Christmas with Confession, inspiring talks, and quiet prayer. Reflect on Christ’s coming—in history, through the sacraments, and at the end of time. Enter into the Christmas season with a peaceful heart.

Renewed in Hope

2022 Retreat Theme

"Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer." (Rom 12:12) 


Your Relationship with God
  • Inspiring Conferences

    So you can deepen your knowledge of God

  • Spiritual Direction

    For your personal journey of faith

  • Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

    Offered daily during the retreat

  • Sacrament of Confession

    Available throughout the retreat

  • Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet

    Recited daily during the retreat

  • Eucharistic Adoration

    Gaze upon the face of the Lord

2022 Retreat Speakers

For this advent retreat

Sr. Sarah Rose, TOR

of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother

Sr. Sarah Rose, TOR is originally from the great State of Michigan. She first met the Sisters as a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and entered in 2008. She professed final vows in 2015, and has served the community in different roles: including campus ministry, formation, and now working in Mission Advancement in the area of media. She enjoys playing and listening to music, reading, anything artsy, adventures, and spending time with sisters. You can read her vocation story here.

Sr. Anna Rose, TOR

of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother

Sr. Anna Rose, TOR originally hails from Parma, Ohio and grew up attending St. Charles Borromeo parish. She first met the Sisters as a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and entered in 2011. She professed final vows in 2019, and currently serves the community and the community's extended family through her work in Mission Advancement, as well as periodic outreach to parish communities. She has also served in nursing home ministry, vocations and formation work, and campus ministry. Sr. Anna Rose enjoys reading, running (and ran her first marathon in Cleveland in 2019!), good conversation, and good coffee. You can read her vocation story here.


Retreat Information

For the 2022 Advent Retreat
Subject to change


  • 3:00–7:00 p.m. Check-In
  • 3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 4:00–5:15 p.m. Confession
  • 5:00 p.m. Rosary
  • 5:30 p.m. Holy Mass
  • 6:30 p.m. Welcome
  • 6:40 p.m. Dinner & Socializing
  • 7:45–8:30 p.m. Session #1 Rejoice in Hope: Sr. Anna Rose, TOR
  • 8:30–9:00 p.m. Small Group Discussion


  • 7:30–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. AFC Morning Prayers
  • 9:00 a.m. Holy Mass
  • 10:30 a.m. Session #2 Endure in Affliction: Sr. Sarah Rose, TOR
  • 11:15 a.m. Small Group Discussion
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Session #3 Persevere in Prayer: Sr. Anna Rose, TOR
  • 1:45 p.m. Small Group Discussion
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. Confession Available
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. Meditative Rosary
  • 8:00–9:30 p.m. Social


  • 8:30–9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. AFC Morning Prayers
  • 10:00 a.m. Holy Mass
  • 11:00 a.m. Closing Comments
  • 11:15 a.m. Brunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Airport Shuttle Pickup


Advent Retreat

What is your payment policy?

Payment is due in full at the time you register for the Advent Retreat.

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Cancellations which occur 30 or more days before the Advent Retreat will receive a full refund, minus $45 to help us cover up-front costs of the retreat.

Cancellations which occur 15–29 days before the Advent Retreat will receive a refund of 50% of the cost of the retreat.

No refunds will be given within 14 days of the Advent Retreat.

Payments that are lost due to cancellation are nontransferable.