Catholic Reflection Center

Retreat Schedule – 2020 / 2021



Check out our Special Rates by calling 828-926-3833

Join us as a Family or Small Group and Explore the Wonders of Creation in the Smoky Mountains as the Breathtaking Colors of Fall begin to paint Nature’s Patch Work Quilt on our Mountain Sides. Mix your Spiritual Experience with an opportunity on the numerous trails along the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Use Our Lady of Lourdes Family Cottage for a weekend /or middle of the Week. CONTACT US AT: or 828-926-3833 for availability and rates (see the Facilities Page for more info)

COMING THIS SEPTEMBERThere are still openings

“UN-Packing the Holy Mass”

Presented by: MICHAEL COYLE

Michael Coyle, a life-long Catholic and a native North Carolinian, is a parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte and holds a theology degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a diocesan-certified catechist and has been enthusiastically and effectively teaching religious education for nearly 40 years, including youth catechesis, campus ministry, RCIA, Scripture studies, and adult faith enrichment Michael led the inspiring and enjoyable Catholic Spirituality weekend retreat at Living Waters in 2019.

SEPTEMBER 25 – 27, 2020 5:00 PM FRIDAY – 11:30 AM SUNDAY Price: Single – $200 / $280 per Couple

Register with a $25 paid deposit by September 7th, 2020 at

2020 Hosted Retreats

Dear Friends and Past Retreat Attendees of Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center, as we begin this Diocesan Year of “Saint Joseph” we the staff of LWCRC thank you for your visit. You may have come for a day, a weekend, a week or a month. We were overjoyed by your presence and as you grew spiritually, so as well did we.

We the staff of LWCRC hope and pray that your stay was richly rewarded with all the Graces our Lord can bestow. We also hope you will give us another look this coming year as we continue to bring new opportunities for Spiritual Growth as well physical well-being.

Please take a moment and see the new additions for this coming year for your group or single attendance: “UN-Packing the Holy Mass” – Presented by Michael CoyleSept 25 – 27, Dec 4 – 6 “Surrendering in the Midst of Advent Anticipation – with Jackie Childers

“Private Retreat” LWCRC also maintains a very flexible Schedule for any one wishing to come for a day, weekend, mid-week or month visit. Contact us either on our “” CONTACT PAGE on our web page, or phone 828-926-3833 for additional information or help.

COMING IN DECEMBER JUST IN TIME FOR ADVENT – Ladies as all the business of the holidays begin to fill-in, take time for yourself and the Lord in this wondrous time of anticipation known as ADVENT.

Diocesan High School Youth Winter Retreat – Contact your Parish Youth Leader or Diocesan Director of Youth Mr Paul Kotlowski. Come and experience the gift of spiritual growth as a teen while also enjoying winter activities as a group!
Feb 14-16Regional Secular Franciscan “On-going” Spiritual Director training (closed group)
Feb 27-Mar1CANCELLED DUE TO CONFLICT WITH SCHEDULING; 2020 Men’s Lenten Ignatius Spiritual Exercise Retreat
Mar 6 – 8Holy Cross / St. Luke Women’s Emmaus Retreat – Pickens SC (Closed Retreat)
Mar 8 -12Private Retreat – Lourdes House
Mar8-13Mount St. Joseph University of OHIO – Spring Break Culture Development in the Smoky Mountains – Led by Sister Marge Kloos SC
Mar13-15Private Women’s Retreat
Mar 20-22St. Matthew’s – RCIA Preparation Retreat, Charlotte, NC – Parish Retreat – Cancelled Covid-19
Apr5-10HOLY WEEK – OPEN TO PRIVATE RETREATS – Visit our “Contact Page” or call us at 828-926-3833 and schedule a day or two in this most Sacred Time
Apr 21-23Our Lady of Guadalupe of Charlotte – Parish Staff Retreat – Cancelled Covid-19
Apr 24-25Apostles Anglican Church – Knoxville TN – Men’s Retreat (Closed Retreat) Cancelled Covid-19
May8-10*NEW “Spring Nature Retreat – led by Ellen Simon. (Private Closed Retreat) Cancelled Covid-19
May15-17Regional Secular Franciscan “On-going Spiritual Director Training” – Closed weekend Cancelled Covid-19
May 16St Mary’s – Gatlinburg, TN – Confirmation Preparation Day Retreat Cancelled Covid-19
Jun7-12Oratorians of SC annual “Priest – Brother” Retreat. (Closed Retreat) Cancelled Covid-19

*NEW*BIBLE WOMEN SPEAK” In Search of Mary Magdalene
A Weekend Retreat
– Led by Olivia Woodford ()
July 17 – 19
Contemplate this beloved disciple whose faith and love of Jesus has endured for over 2,000 years and still touches our lives today.  The retreat will include slide shows, dramatic presentations, readings from the Gospels and early Christian writings, prayer and discussion.  As The Feast of Mary Magdalene nears on July 22, join others in contemplating the meaning Mary Magdalene has for your life.
Aug 4-6Ladies of Tennessee Annual Retreat – This is a “Preached” Retreat led by Sr. Fran Grady, SCL This retreat welcomes women from outside the group. Cost is $180.00 and includes, Room, Meals and Retreat. Use our “Contact Us/ Application” Link to reserve space
Sep25-27Unpacking the HOLY MASS. Lay Leader Michael Coyle – Returns to LWCRC to journey each of us through Michael’s technique / style incorporated with a thorough knowledge of the materials should aid in a fuller understanding of each segment of the Mass and the relevance to our personal spiritual growth
The Men of Holy Cross Catholic Church – Pickens, S.C, Emmaus Group Retreat. Cancelled due to Covid – 19. Reschedule for April/May 2021
Oct. 4-9Diocese of Charlotte – Annual Diocesan Priests’ Retreat – Retreat begins on Sunday Afternoon with sessions on Monday – Friday morning. All Priests are encouraged to contact LWCRC with “special room requests and diets” CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Oct. 9-11 Second Saturday Spiritual Direction Group This is a closed retreat for the group of 15. Retreat will center on Biblical Study / Spirituality (This is a book study retreat – book to be determined) Retreat will be facilitated by Houston Hall – Interim Minister of UCC Church of Northern Kentucky/ Southern Ohio. (Still has Room)

Tentative “MEN OF VERITUS” Men’s Retreat offered to men from Diocese of Charlotte, Charleston and Atlanta – Come and experience the joy of being a Christian Man among Men. – Cancelled due to COVID-19
Dec 4-6
“Surrendering in the Midst of Advent Anticipation” This Retreat should appeal to all women as they begin the very busy time of the year of love and joy. Give yourself an early Christmas present. Presented by Jackie Childers. Led by the Holy Spirit, Jackie answered God’s call to work in the ministry of healing, where she give voice to her life experiences as a testimonial to the sacrifices and ultimate joy in bringing the Gospel message of the Lord to fruition. Jackie Childers has for the past 10 years been the Retreat Facilitator of “Rachel’s Vineyard” for the Diocese of Charlotte as well as a volunteer with Catholic Charities. She is also a member of St. Dorothy’s Church, Lincolnton, NC.
COMING IN 2021Miles Christi” for Women – Spring and for Men – Fall. More to follow