RediscoverYour Heavenly Father’s Love in the Silence
When was the last time you spent some alone time with your Dad—God the Father? It's time to be alone with God.
The noise, hustle, and mess of life are huge distractions from the still small voice of God. He is always there, loving you and speaking to you, but you forget to listen.
So come on an Alone with God Retreat! During the retreat, step away from the intensity of daily life. Rediscover your Father’s love in the silence. This four-day silent retreat includes inspiring conferences to deepen your knowledge of God. Spiritual direction is available for your journey of faith. Most importantly, abundant graces are given through the sacraments. Additionally, time for rest is available throughout the retreat.
StrengthenYour Relationship with God
So you can deepen your knowledge of God
For your personal journey of faith
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Offered daily during the retreat
Sacrament of Confession
Available throughout the retreat
Silent Retreat Atmosphere
So you can focus on listening to God’s still small voice
Holy Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Recited daily during the retreat
Gaze upon the face of the Lord
Private Retreat Room
A quiet place for you to rest
2021 ThemePrayer & the Interior Life
St. Augustine said, "As our body cannot live with nourishment, so our soul cannot spiritually be kept alive without prayer." During the 2021 Alone with God retreat, get back on track with God and learn how to go deeper in prayer, so that your spiritual life can flourish.
Alone with God Retreat SpeakersFor 2021
Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSBSpeaking at Men's Retreat
Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Since his ordination to the priesthood in 2004, he has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests, even while completing his PhD in computer science at Penn State University. He became the programming manager and an on-air contributor for We Are One Body® Catholic radio in 2010 and has recorded thousands of radio programs on theology and the spiritual life. Fr. Boniface has extensive experience as a retreat master for laity, consecrated religious, and priests. He became the director of Spiritual Formation for Saint Vincent Seminary in 2016 and has offered courses there on spiritual direction. Together with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, he is the author of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love, published by Emmaus Road Publishing.
Sisters of LifeSpeaking at Women's Retreat
The Sisters of Life are a contemplative/active Roman Catholic community of women religious, who profess the three traditional vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and a fourth vow to protect and enhance the sacredness of human life. They were founded by Cardinal John O’Connor in New York in 1991, and received formal approbation as a religious institute in 2004, under Cardinal Edward Egan. The Sisters of Life currently serve in the [Arch]dioceses of New York, Bridgeport, Philadelphia, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Canada. Their missions include serving women who are vulnerable to abortion, giving them the support and resources to be able to choose life for themselves and their children; hosting weekend retreats; evangelization; outreach to college students in Colorado; and helping women who have suffered after abortion to encounter the mercy and healing of Jesus Christ.
Retreat InformationFor the 2021 Silent Retreats
- Shuttle to and from Pittsburgh International Airport $20.00
- The cost of registration includes:
- 3 nights in your private retreat room
- 8 meals, snacks & beverages
- Linens & towels
- Notebook & pen
Suggested books are not included in the cost of the retreat however, they will typically be available for purchase in our bookstore before and after the retreat.
How silent is this retreat?
When you arrive at the retreat, you are welcome to socialize with the other retreatants.
Silence Begins: Thursday evening, with the opening Mass.
Silence Ends: Sunday, after Mass. At that point you may once again socialize with the other retreatants, during brunch.
During the retreat
There will not be any talking outside of Mass, vocal prayers, confession, and spiritual guidance.