Catholic Reflection Center

Retreat Schedule – 2019

FALL NATURE RETREAT – COMING IN OCTOBER!

Come See – Come Hear the Awesome Glory of Our God

Coming in October: 18 – 20 (Beginning with Dinner Friday ending with Breakfast Sunday
* NEW – Annual Nature Retreat – led by Ellen Simon
Wondrous Gift of Creation in God’s Presence“.  The focal being the 4th thru the 6th day of Creation in Genesis.  The exercise and walk with nature and the integration of the parts and pieces and where we as creation are called as “protectors of the Garden”  This means everything in the Garden not just the environment.  We are part of the Garden.  This retreat will incorporate both engagement with nature on the trails of the Smokey Mountain National Forest and reflections in a conference space. Meals are included from Friday evening thru Sunday morning. Open to ALL – Spiritual Direction will be available on Thursday PM for those who schedule with Ellen. The requested Spiritual Direction Fee $35.00 directly to Ellen

Retreat runs from Friday evening dinner until Sunday morning w/ breakfast. Be sure to bring footwear and clothing for “out-door” experiences. Cost of the Retreat is $200.00 (all meals are included)

About Ellen, Ellen holds a B.S. in Psychology from Missouri Western State University. She worked as Director of Youth Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in St. Joseph, Missouri, and served in that role for 14 years. During that time she became a certified Spiritual Director through a three-year program developed by the Benedictine Sisters of Atchison, Kansas and accredited through Benedictine College.

She is a Lifelong practicing Catholic, in 2010 she returned to St. Paul the Apostle RCC, Greensboro, NC where her family has worshiped since 1975. Before resuming her practice as a Spiritual Director, Ellen worked for Habitat for Humanity as a VISTA volunteer.

Coming for ADVENT – OUR ANNUAL WOMEN’S IGNATIUS RETREAT

SPECIAL FEATURES: FALL IN THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS!

Wonders along the way!

Join us as a Family or Small Group and Explore the Wonders of Creation in the Smokey Mountains and her “Patch-Work Quilt of Colors on the Mountainsides” Use Our Lady of Lourdes Cottage” for a weekend / middle of the Week. CONTACT US AT: WWW.CATHOLICRETREAT.ORG or 828-926-3833 for availability and rates:

2019 Hosted Retreats

Mar 7-
10
Lenten Season Spiritual Exercises for Men Retreat – Fr. Sutter (Open to all Men)
Mar 10-15Mount St. Joseph University with Sr. Marge Kloos
Mar 22 -24(Closed Retreat)
Mar 29-30Bryson Laird – Men’s Day of Reflection
April 1-4Hispanic Ministry Coordinators Retreat – Fr. Fidel Melo
April 5-7St. Matthew’s – Charlotte, NC – Parish RCIA Retreat
May 17-19Secular Franciscan Spiritual Assistants Training – Diocese of Atlanta, GA
June 3-7Oratorians
June 14-16*NEW – “Grace and Presence” – Renewing our Relationship with the Sacraments.—Fr. Matthew Kauth – Rector of St Joseph Seminary, Charlotte (Former Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Franklin-Open to ALL
Aug 6-8Women’s Retreat, Preached – (open to all women)
Sep 17-20Our Lady of Guadalupe of Charlotte “Staff Retreat”
Sept20-22Catholicism’s Best Kept Secret: Three Stages of Catholic Spirituality with        Michael Coyle (open to all) See above “feature”
Sept 27-29OCDS Fall Retreat (Closed Retreat)
Oct 4 – 6The Men of Holy Cross Catholic Church – Pickens, S.C, Emmaus Group Retreat.
Oct. 6 – 11Diocesan Priests’ Retreat
Oct. 11-13
Ministry to Persons With a Homosexual Inclination of Charlotte Annual Retreat – The theme for this year will focus on a book study – titled: THE DIVINE DANCE: The Trinity and Your Transformation” – by Mike Morrell and Fr. Richard Rohr
Oct 18-20* NEW – Annual Nature Retreat –
“Wondrous Gift of Creation in God’s Presence”.  The focal being the 4th thru the 6th day of Creation in Genesis.  The exercise and walk with nature and the integration of the parts and pieces and where we as creation are called as “protectors of the Garden”  This means everything in the Garden not just the environment.  We are part of the Garden.  This retreat will incorporate both engagement with nature on the trails of the Smokey Mountain National Forest and reflections in a conference space. Meals are included from Friday evening thru Sunday morning. Open to ALL – Led by Ellen Simon – Spiritual Director
Oct. 25-27Men of Veritas, Men’s Preached Retreat (Open to all Men)
Nov 15-17


Secular Franciscan Spiritual Assistants Training – Diocese of Atlanta, GA
Dec 5-8Advent Season Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius for Women (Open to all Women)