2020 Retreat DatesFor Alone with God Silent Retreats
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
Alone with God Retreat SpeakersFor 2019
Francisco “Paco” GavrilidesProfessor of Homiletics, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Paco has been active in apostolic and evangelistic ministry since he entered the Catholic Church in 1968. Firstly, his passion for sharing the Gospel illuminates his work as a teacher and speaker. Currently, Paco serves as the homiletics instructor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, where he is also completing his licentiate in Sacred Theology.
Witnesses to Christ in an Unshakeable Kingdom is the topic he'll be covering during this retreat.
Fr. Matthew Hincks, ORCOpus Angelorum Priest
A member of the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. Besides the general teachings on the spiritual life, the Opus Angelorum has a special mission to promote the awareness of the powerful presence and help of the Holy Angels in our spiritual lives. Above all, the work spreads the Consecration to the Guardian Angel (approved by the Holy See in 2000).
Retreat InformationFor the 2019 Silent Retreats
St. John Vianney Chapel & Reliquary
Crypt of Jerry & Servant of God Gwen Coniker
Tomb of the Unborn
Queen of All Saints Cemetery
Ten Commandments Hill
Our Lady of Victory Chapel
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
Outdoor Stations of the Cross
Sacred Heart Chapel
Savior of the World Garden
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.