Jesus said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.”  Mark 6:31

Preparing for the Adventure
These warm, inspiring events are about helping people PUT RELIGION into their RELATIONSHIPS.  Lasting happiness in life and love comes only when we first allow God to draw us to himself. These new looks at old bible stories and saintly wisdom include: fun exercises, relationship skills, small group breakouts, quiet reflection & prayer time, a full-length movie (weekend format only), and more. The Sacraments are available for weekend events. Sessions include:  The Way of Desire * The Way of the Bride *The Way of the Bridegroom * The Way of the Rabbi *The Way of the Cross * The Way of the Heart

Retreats or Missions

ADVENTURE INTO THE INTERIOR LIFE
Uncovering the Secrets of Saints and Mystics
Everyone wants to be happy . . . but the quest for happiness can only succeed when we dare to enter into the Interior Life. From the rich traditions of St. John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, this event introduces the interior life and also includes: the three false joys, how to let God love you first, the four rules of relationship, the four marks of true love, the seven stages of romance, and the secrets of the mystical marriage.

 

SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF MARRIAGE
An Adventure into the Interior Life
Marriage can never be our end-all-or-be-all but happiness can be ours if we get it right. Includes: the biggest problem in marriage & how to solve it,  what your spouse wants most from you, how to forgive and let go without resentment, the real power of prayer, how to really listen, the four rules of relationship, the four marks of true love, seven stages of romance, and much more.

 

UNCOVERING THE TREASURE OF THE TEMPERAMENTS
An Adventure into All Your Relationships
Self-knowledge is an important part of the interior life and ultimately it leads us back to knowledge of God.  From the wisdom of the saints we look at the the four classic temperaments as gifts and reflections of how we’re “made in his image.” This fun and inspiring topic will change and improve every relationship! Included: the four levels of happiness, four rules of relationship, your greatest strengths and weaknesses, and more.

 

LOVE, SEX, AND LITURGY
How the Spousal Mystery Opens Heaven on Earth
What do these three have to do with each other? Everything. Drawing from St. John Paul’s “Theology of the Body” and the beautiful spousal analogy found in Scripture, you’ll learn the secrets of the Interior Life and the truth of intimate relationships (marriage).  Included are: the three false loves, the four rules of relationship, the four marks of true love, the seven stages of romance, and much more.

 

AFTER DIVORCE
An Adventure Into the Interior Life
After divorce, many hearts are torn open but that can be a time to allow God to rush in and fill them with his love and healing. Included are: the three false loves, how to let God love you, how to forgive and love those who have betrayed you, how to best help your children, how to move forward to true happiness, the four rules of relationship, where you can finally find love that lasts, and more.

 

AFTER DIVORCE – For Adult Children of Divorce
An Adventure into the Interior Life
Divorce wounds can go undetected and unhealed for decades but, brought into the light of God’s love, can be healed once and for all. Included are: how you carry old wounds into new relationships,  overcoming fear of marriage, getting rid of shame, the freedom of authentic forgiveness, setting and enforcing healthy boundaries, the four rules of relationship, the four marks of true love, learning to trust again, and much more.

 

Schedule a day, weekend retreat, or parish mission. Suitable for teens and adults.