Rosaryville Spirit Life Center Ponchatoula, LA

Dominican Laity 2015 Retreat

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May 1 - 3, 2015

The 2015 Sister Veronica Dominican Laity Annual Retreat held May 1 - 3 at Rosaryville Spirit Life will be facilitated by Father Brian Pierce, O.P.

The theme of the retreat is "Lectio Divina in Dominican Life".

"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:31)

Costs for the two night stay with meals:
$170 Per Person Single Occupancy
$140 Per Person Double Occupancy
$70 Per Person Meals Only (Commuter)

In addition, donations will be solicited for the Retreat Master stipend and other expenses.

Contact: COL Jo Ann Cotterman, O.P., USA, Ret., 504.975.7703 or Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, or 225.294.5039

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A Day of Prayer for Women and Mother's

A Day of Prayer for Women and Mother's  - Upcoming Events

May 7, 2015

A Journey with Mary: Exploring Key Scenes in Mary’s Life

Drawn from the Mysteries of the Rosary

Join Marie Louise Guste Nix, poet and author of "Being There: Reflections from the Scenes of the Mysteries of the Rosary" on May 7, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM for a Journey With Mary.

The cost is $35 for the event. Lunch will be served.

In the creative process of Ignatian spirituality, participants will activate their imaginations and take time to imagine "Being There" at the scenes of the five Joyful Mysteries, the Wedding Feast at Cana, and Mary’s experience at the foot of the Cross. Time will be given to reflect, share and mine the wisdom of the scenes in Mary’s life we pray with when moving through the Mysteries of the Rosary.

This program is designed to bring the Mysteries to Life from a new perspective as we enter into each scene hearing the voice of one of the individuals chosen to be present at the scene.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to give new life to these powerful revelatory scenes in Mary’s life, which can transform and shape our feminine experience.

In preparation for Mother’s Day this year, you are welcome to give yourself a spiritually uplifting treat, spending a day with the Mother of Mothers. Or, if you have a mother or special woman in your life, this day would make a very loving gift.

A cradle Catholic, Marie Louise was graduated with Honors from the Academy of the Sacred Heart and received her B.A. at Manhattanville College in New York. She studied theology in the Master’s Program in the Andover Newton Consortium in Boston and also at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

A poet in love with God, her faith, and her family, Marie Louise is the author of 4 published collections of scripturally based poetry enhanced with exquisite imagery – Visions of Splendor: Poems and Images of the Beyond in our Midst, Transportation to the Higher Place, and Restoring Soul: Poems of Healing, Encounter, Awareness and Empowerment, and Being There: Reflections from the Scenes of the Mysteries of the Rosary.

Marie Louise is the mother of five grown children and lives in Madisonville.

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Dream's: God's Forgotten Language

Dream's: God's Forgotten Language  - Upcoming Events

May 16 - 20, 2015

Join us for a Dream Retreat led by Janice Bachman, O.P. on May 16 - 20, 2015. The retreat begins on Saturday with arrival mid-afternoon, dinner, and the first session at 7:00 PM. We will end at 4:00 PM on Wednesday. Dreams have often been referred to as God’s forgotten language. Working with our dreams can be an important way to uncover our call to holiness and wholeness and, thus, deepen our relationship with God. This retreat will provide an opportunity to pay attention to and work with dreams in the context of prayer, retreat and a contemplative environment. There will be two 1 hour group gatherings each day designed to actually work more deeply with one’s own and other’s dreams. Daily one-on-one sessions with the director will be available as time permits.

Presenter Janice Bachman, O.P., Dominican Sister of Peace, is a Jungian Analyst and spiritual director in practice in the Columbus area. A key area of interest for her is the convergence of analytical psychology and spirituality, and how the two disciplines and their symbols inform the process of analysis, spiritual development and becoming more whole persons. Janice is on the summer faculty at Creighton University, Omaha, NE, where she teaches in the Graduate Program in Christian Spirituality. She holds a masters' degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University and a diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (Toronto), and an MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati.

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Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni Family Night

Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni Family Night - Upcoming Events

Join us for a gathering of the Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni Family Night on May 30 - 31, 2015. Registration begins at 4:00 PM and dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. Various activities will follow including a bonfire, movie and bingo. Breakfast will be served at 7:00 AM.

Please click link below to see the various options for you and your family.

For more information contact Rich Schuman at

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Sister Rose Bowen, O.P.

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Day of Prayer

Experiencing the Giftedness of Years

June 25, 2015

Looking for a Day of Prayer? Join us at Rosaryville on Thursday, March 19, 2015 for a day of prayer and reflection on how everyone can be a real apostle now in your everyday location and circumstance. We will start at 9:00 AM with coffee and fellowship. The talks begin at 9:30 with discussion and quiet time for reflection. Lunch will be served at noon. The cost of the day is $35.00. The day will include the celebration of the Eucharist and will conclude at around 2:30 PM.

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2015 Dottie DeGrandis

2015 Dottie DeGrandis - Upcoming Events

June 26 - 28, 2015

"Healing the Hurts of the Heart” Dorothea DeGrandis-Sudol June 26 - 28, 2015. This is a weekend charismatic retreat. All retreatants are assured a spirit-filled weekend of prayer, healing and song sure to lighten your burden and lift your heart. The cost is $100 for commuter, $185 for double occupancy room or $215 for private room. Please sign up soon as this retreat fills up quickly. Please join us.

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Individually Directed Retreat

Individually Directed Retreat - Upcoming Events

July 5 – July 12, 2014

Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46)

Are you looking for a longer retreat filled with opportunities for quiet alone time and a guidance from a spiritual director? Don't miss out on this journey.

Join Father Louis Arceneaux, C.M.; Sister Rose Bowen, OP; Sister Mary Noel, OP; and Sister Mary Ann Culotta, OP for an Individually Directed Retreat July 5 (evening)-12 (morning), 2015. Let God speak to you a word of love in an oasis of quiet and peace. This retreat provides an excellent opportunity to meet each day with your own director in a retreat tailored specifically to your needs. Don't miss this excellent spiritual experience. The cost for the 8 day all-inclusive retreat is $420. Please contact us if you have any questions: 225-294-5039 or

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Men's Retreat: Emmaus

Men's Retreat: Emmaus - Upcoming Events

Men’s Emmaus Retreat

July 24-26, 2015

Open to All Men

Put aside the “hustle and bustle” of daily life and attend the upcoming men’s Emmaus retreat the weekend of July 24-26, 2015. The retreat is held at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center and retreat house in beautiful, peaceful Ponchatoula, Louisiana. This retreat is based on the scripture passage “The Road to Emmaus” (Luke 24: 13-35) and is an uplifting experience that has a profound effect on men’s lives. The retreat begins at 5:00 PM Friday and ends after the 5:30 PM mass on Sunday. Please don’t ignore this opportunity but pray on it instead. Something special definitely awaits you at Rosaryville!

Questions or Concerns? For additional information, please contact Norm Madere at (504) 481-0411 or Rick Valadie (504) 267-4944

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Women's Ignatian Silent Retreat: Patti Clement

Women's Ignatian Silent Retreat: Patti Clement - Upcoming Events

August 6 - 9, 2015

Join us for a Women's Ignatian Retreat from August 6-9, 2015 focused on the Ignatian Exercises lead by Patti Clement. Join Patti and other like women for a weekend of reflection, rediscovery, and refreshment. The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. The cost is $280 for a single room and $250 for a double room.

Patti Clement is a parishioner of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, LA. She is a single woman who recently completed a Master’s Degree in Ministry from Creighton University in their Theology Department. She directs retreats wherever she is called, journeys with others as a Spiritual Director on an ongoing basis, and works professionally on an as needed basis as a business consultant. Patti has directed retreats in Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Oshkosh, Wisconsin; St. Louis, MO; and Grand Coteau, Louisiana; for the Office of Spiritual Formation of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and in numerous church parishes in Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas. In October 2011, she completed an Ignatian Pilgrimage to Spain and Rome under the direction of Fr. Joseph Tetlow, S. J., renowned author of “Choosing Christ in the World” and several other books on Ignatian Spirituality as his intern on how to lead an Ignatian Pilgrimage as part of Creighton University’s Ministerial Internship required as part of her Masters Program. You can learn more about Patti

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Healing the Greatest Hurt

 Healing the Greatest Hurt - Upcoming Events

Father Matt Linn

October 30- November 1, 2015

Open to both men and women.

Surveys have found that the loss of a loved one through death is the greatest hurt. If we love, we continue to grieve whether a loved one was miscarried with the briefest of lives or lived to be 90. Yet when healed, it can be among the greatest gifts as we find an even deeper love that continues forever in the communion of the saints. This All Saints weekend will focus on how to minister to ourselves and to others when in the process of grieving the loss of a loved one so that it becomes a relationship again giving us new life. These healing processes can also heal the other hurts we suffer in life.

Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ has focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. He is a member of the Association of Christian Therapists with advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality, and theology. Since 1970 he has given courses and retreats in over 60 countries from Alaska to Australia. Ordained in l973 he currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains spiritual directors at Sacred Ground and serves on the editorial board of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Matt, along with his partners Dennis and Sheila have written 22 books translated in over 20 languages and with over a million copies in English.

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Healing Our World from the Inside Out: Paula D'Arcy

Healing Our World from the Inside Out: Paula D'Arcy - Upcoming Events

Healing Our World From the Inside Out

September 17 - 20, 2015


Join us September 17-20, 2015 for a silent retreat with Paul D'Arcy: a deeper look at the way we are all living our lives. Join us in looking at what happens when we stop believing that change will only happen “out there,” and begin to realize that we are the world, and healing begins from the inside out. This retreat is open to both men and women.

Paula D’Arcy is a writer, playwright, retreat leader and conference and seminar speaker. In 2001 she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison. The foundation has sponsored two international gatherings of women known as WOMENSPEAK, conferences which honor the woman’s voice as a force of peace and healing for the world. A former psychotherapist, Paula survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Among her best-selling books are Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day, and When People Grieve.

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