2023 Dates

Men's Retreat

March

23 - 26

Women's Retreat

April

13 - 16

Need financial assistance? Apply here before registering.

Rediscover

Your 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.

Strengthen

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

  • 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

  • Eucharistic Adoration

    Gaze upon the face of the Lord

  • Private Retreat Room

    A quiet place for you to rest

2022 Theme

Catholic Silent Retreat

Men's Retreat

Saint Joseph: The Heavenly Father’s “Face” for Jesus, Mary, & Us

Women's Retreat

This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

Alone with God Retreat Speakers

For 2022
Father Hugh Mary Garnier De Falletans, CSJ

Fr. Hugh Mary Garnier De Falletans, CSJ

Speaking at men's Retreat

Fr. Hugh Mary Garnier de Falletans is a religious priest, member of the Congregation of Saint-John. Licensed in Sacred Theology, he has taught philosophy and theology in the houses of formation of his congregation. He has given sessions, retreats and spiritual conferences to priests, parishes, religious communities, groups and lay movements on religious life, Mariology, Saint Joseph, encyclicals, Trinitarian theology, St. John’s Gospel, the Book of Revelation, Ethics and First Philosophy, and more.

Claire Dwyer

Claire Dwyer

Speaking at Women's Retreat

Wife, mom, writer, & speaker
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Claire received a degree in theology (and a husband) from Franciscan University of Steubenville. God transplanted her to the desert of Phoenix, AZ, where she lives with her husband and the five of their six kids who are still at home. Claire works as marketing manager of the Avila Foundation and as an editor and contributor for its primary website, Spiritualdirection.com. An avid writer and reader, Claire invites you to journey with her ever deeper into the heart of the Father and your personal vocation to holiness. You can learn more about Claire at: www.eventhesparrow.com.

Retreat Information

For the 2022 Silent Retreats
Registration $289.00
  • 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.

Apostolate for Family Consecration 3375 County Rd. 36 Bloomingdale, OH 43910

FAQs

Silent Retreats

How silent is this retreat?

When you arrive at the retreat, you are welcome to socialize with the other retreatants.

Silence BeginsThursday 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.