2020 SPECIAL FEATURES: WINTER IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS!
Join us as a Family or Small Group and Explore the Wonders of Creation in the Smoky Mountains and her “Winter Wonderland on the Mountainsides” Mix your Spiritual Experience with an opportunity on the Snow Tubing on the Slope or Ski the Cataloochee Trails and 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)
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 – Feb. 7 – 9; Men’s Lenten Ignatius Spiritual Exercises – to kick off your Lenten Journey Feb 27 – Mar 1; Spring Nature Retreat led by Ellen Simon May 1 – 3 Closed Retreat: “Bible Women Speak” led by Olivia Woodford July 17 – 19:
“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 –|
|Mar8-13||Mount St. Joseph University of OHIO – Spring Break Culture Development in the Smoky Mountains – Led by Sister Marge Kloos SC|
|Mar 6-8||Women’s Emmaus Group of (Pickens) S,C. for the annual Spiritual Renewal Parish involvement by Holy Cross and St. Luke’s|
|Mar13-15||Private Women’s Retreat|
|Mar20-22||St. Matthew’s – RCIA Preparation Retreat, Charlotte, NC – Parish Retreat|
|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|
|Apr21-23||Our Lady of Guadalupe of Charlotte – Parish Staff Retreat|
|May1-3||*NEW – “Spring Nature Retreat – led by Ellen Simon. (Private Closed Retreat)|
|May15-17||Regional Secular Franciscan “On-going Spiritual Director Training” – Closed weekend|
|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 (more to come)
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|
|Aug7-10||*NEW – KNIGHTS ON BIKES (KofC of North Carolina 4th Degree) – More to Follow|
|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|