2020 SPECIAL FEATURES: SPRING IS HERE – HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT PRIVATE RETEAT?
Join us as a Family or Small Group and Explore the Wonders of Creation in the Smoky Mountains as NEW LIFE again rises from the winter sleep in the Mountainsides” 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: www.catholicretreat.org or 828-926-3833 for availability and rates (see the Facilities Page for more info)
Coming this Summer July 17 – 19, 2020
“BIBLE WOMEN SPEAK”
Presented by – Olivia Woodford
Spend a weekend in Reflection and prayer with voices of faith in the bible, presented by a voice of the present.
Mary Madgalene reminds us through faith, we can be instantaneously cleansed and made whole, and that through devotion insurmountable challenges are resolved through God’s Grace and Mercy.
Bible Women Speak began with a yearning to know what it would have felt like to be in Israel and meet Jesus, hear His teachings and witness the events of his life, death and Resurrection. Nurturing this desire, I began a personal journey of contemplation, study of scripture, and research of theological texts to create sacred dramas that would inspire my faith and connection to Jesus.
My experience of the power of sacred drama was developed over a lifetime career in creating theatrical productions as a vehicle to stir the soul and speak our heart’s longing. With a BFA in Theater from Boston University, I have performed and directed theater in regional theater and off-Broadway, and have taught theater to people of all ages.
A member of Network of Biblical Storytellers Int’l, the Founder of Healing Theater, and a professional storyteller, I have explored the nature and power inherent in story. With a career focused on how to marry theater with the sacred, I was inspired to create sacred dramas based on the gospels to have the words and verses leap from the page and into our lives and hearts in a meaningful and beautiful way.
Cost of Retreat $215.00 (Includes Room, all meals and presenter) Contact us at www.catholicretreat.org – Contact / application tab to Register or give us a call at (828)926-3833
COMING THIS SEPTEMBER
“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: $200
Register with a $25 paid deposit by August 28 at http://www.catholicretreat.orq/.
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: Diocesan Winter Youth Retreat – Spring Nature Retreat led by Ellen Simon May 1 – 3 Closed Retreat: “Bible Women Speak” led by Olivia Woodford July 17 – 19:: “UN-Packing the Holy Mass” – Presented by Michael Coyle – Sept 25 – 27
“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 “CatholicRetreat.org” CONTACT PAGE on our web page, or phone 828-926-3833 for additional information or help.
|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 14-16||Regional Secular Franciscan “On-going” Spiritual Director training (closed group)|
|Feb 27-Mar1||CANCELLED DUE TO CONFLICT WITH SCHEDULING; 2020 Men’s Lenten Ignatius Spiritual Exercise Retreat –|
|Mar 6 – 8||Holy Cross / St. Luke Women’s Emmaus Retreat – Pickens SC (Closed Retreat)|
|Mar 8 -12||Private Retreat – Lourdes House|
|Mar8-13||Mount St. Joseph University of OHIO – Spring Break Culture Development in the Smoky Mountains – Led by Sister Marge Kloos SC|
|Mar13-15||Private Women’s Retreat|
|Mar 20-22||St. Matthew’s – RCIA Preparation Retreat, Charlotte, NC – Parish Retreat – Cancelled Covid-19|
|Apr5-10||HOLY 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 21-23||Our Lady of Guadalupe of Charlotte – Parish Staff Retreat – Cancelled Covid-19|
|Apr 24-25||Apostles Anglican Church – Knoxville TN – Men’s Retreat (Closed Retreat)|
|May8-10||*NEW – “Spring Nature Retreat – led by Ellen Simon. (Private Closed Retreat) Cancelled Covid-19|
|May15-17||Regional Secular Franciscan “On-going Spiritual Director Training” – Closed weekend|
|May 16||St Mary’s – Gatlinburg, TN – Confirmation Preparation Day Retreat Cancelled Covid-19|
|Jun7-12||Oratorians of SC annual “Priest – Brother” Retreat. (Closed Retreat)|
*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 4-6||Ladies 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|
|Sep25-27||Lay Leader Michael Coyle – Returns to LWCRC to journey each of us through “Unpacking the HOLY MASS. 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.|
|Oct. 4-9||Diocese 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”|
|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. |
|Oct. 15-18||2nd Annual FALL NATURE RETREAT – Led by Ellen Simon. Come and explore your personal experience of our Creator God in the midst of the wonders of Nature. This will be a 4 day retreat with built in time Mountain Trails, Overlook viewing, Personal Spiritual Direction as well as quiet contemplation and group awareness. (more to follow)|
|Oct23-25||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.|
|Dec 3-6||Advent Season Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius for Women (Open to all Women) Begin your Advent and Christmas Season with the gift that keeps on giving – Jesus Christ. Weekend begins on Thursday evening with dinner and closes with lunch on Sunday. This is a Silent Retreat that will be led by To be Named|