Rosaryville Spirit Life Center Ponchatoula, LA


Taize - Upcoming Events

March 2, 2015

Rosaryville invites you to join us in an evening of Contemplative Prayer in the style of Taize'. The services start at 7:00P.M. This is a simple and meditative Taize' worship which promotes serenity in all who take part in it. The prayer consists of music, scripture readings, and reflection . The candlelight service, beginning and ending in silence, fosters the participation of all present by focusing and deepening faith through the power of prayer. All are Welcome.

Women's Retreat for All Denominations

Women's Retreat for All Denominations - Upcoming Events

March 13-14, 2015

Come spend a weekend exploring how you are a Pattern Designed by God. Dr. JoAnn Forbes will lead women deeper into understanding how they are uniquely and wonderfully made through prayer, laughter, music, love and fellowship. This event is open to women of all denominations and is focused on strengthening your relationship with Jesus. JoAnn is a true worship leader, called by God, whose gifts of music, singing, and speaking bridge the gaps between ages, genders, cultures and economic and social differences. The cost is $100 per day for commuter, double shared room $180, or single private room $210. Please join us for this event which will be held March 13-15, 2015 at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center.

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Sister Rose Bowen, O.P.

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Day of Prayer

Being a Real Apostle Right Where You Are

March 19, 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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A Day of Prayer with Fr. Albert Haase, OFM: Living A Spiritual Life

A Day of Prayer with Fr. Albert Haase, OFM: Living A Spiritual Life  - Upcoming Events

March 28, 2015

Join us March 28, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The cost of this event is $35 and includes lunch. We invite all those that attend to enjoy vigil Mass at 4:00 pm as well.

There are many ways to think about the spiritual life. In recent years, many spiritual writers have talked about the True Self and the False Self. The True Self is the person whom God has created me to be. The False Self is the person whom I have made myself into.

Award-winning author, Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, will give presentations dealing with the True Self and the False Self. We will discuss the 10 characteristics of the True Self which indicate we are growing in the person God has created us to be. We’ll discuss the “lie” of the False Self’s agenda and how we all become trapped in it. Finally, we will discuss how to break free of the False Self’s agenda and begin the journey to the True Self.

Ordained a Franciscan priest in 1983, Albert Haase, OFM, is a popular preacher, teacher, spiritual director and radio personality. A former missionary to mainland China for over eleven years, he is the author of eight books on popular spirituality. He trains spiritual directors in the Catholic diocese of Springfield, IL. He is also the co-host of Spirit and Life, a radio show heard every weekend on the Relevant Radio Network. Visit his web site at

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Dominican Laity 2015 Retreat

Dominican Laity 2015 Retreat - Upcoming Events

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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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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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

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

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 opportunity to meet each day with your own director in a retreat tailored specifically to your needs. The cost for the 8 day all-inclusive retreat is $420.

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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. 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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