December 19 - 21, 2014
"If you are who you should be, you will light the world ablaze." St. Catherine of Siena's words have inspired groups of beautiful and faithful adults to create a retreat responding to Pope Francis' call to a "New Evangelization". We invite you to join other young adults in this life-changing retreat for those who seek to IGNITE their Catholic Faith. Ignite is sponsored by Our Lady of Mercy and St. George Parishes. The retreat will be held December 19-21 beginning check-in at 3:00pm on Friday and ending with lunch at 12:00pm on Sunday at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center and is open to all young adults age 18 and over.
The retreat is filled with structured experiences of prayer such as Liturgy of the Hours, Mass, and Adoration. There is also time available for quiet individual prayer. Too, we plan fun and exciting events where the young adults in attendance spend time in fellowship with others their age and on a similar faith journey.
There is a $100 retreat fee for all retreatants that includes a $50 deposit with registration. This includes board for two nights with meals. The fee for staff is $50 which includes board for two nights and meals. Scholarships are available for those in need by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or calling Stephanie Clouatre Davis/Jessica Lee @ 225.294.5039.
Please contact any one of the adult team members for questions for this retreat:
Steven Brooksher firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Clouatre Davis email@example.com
Jessica Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Romero email@example.com
Sarah Beth Barnett firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Fruge email@example.com
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Spiritual Book Sharing: The Return of the Prodigal Son
Spiritual Book Sharing
Tuesday Mornings @ 10:00 AM
Join Sister Mary Noel, O.P. for a spiritual book reading of Henri Nowen’s book "The Return of The Prodigal Son" at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center. Please join us a little early for coffee and fellowship. If you are interested please email
Stephanie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rosaryville at 225-294-5039.
The cost of the book and program is $40.00.
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Sister Rose Bowen Day of Prayer January 2015
Beginning Life Anew
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Looking for a Day of Prayer? God is always doing something new in us. Every day is the right time to receive this newness. Can we be thankful and responsive to this love in a new way? Pope Francis says, "Do not be afraid of new things." Join us at Rosaryville on Thursday, January 22, 2015 for a day of prayer and reflection on "Beginning Life Anew". 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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Men's Retreat: Emmaus
Men’s Emmaus Retreat
January 23 - 25, 2015
Open to All Men (sponsored by St. Dominic Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA)
Put aside the “hustle and bustle” of daily life and attend the upcoming men’s Emmaus retreat the weekend of January 23-25, 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
Women's Retreat for All Denominations
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.Day of Prayer
Being a Real Apostle Right Where You Are
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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Dominican Laity 2015 Retreat
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. email@example.com, 504.975.7703 or Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, firstname.lastname@example.org or 225.294.5039
Dominican Laity 2015
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Dream's: God's Forgotten Language
Join us for a Dream Retreat led by Janice Bachman, O.P. on May 16 - 20, 2015. The retreat begins on Saturday with arrival midafternoon, 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.
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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
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.
Women's Ignatian Silent Retreat: Patti Clement
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 double shared room $200, or single private room $230.
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 http://patticlement.wordpress.com
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Healing Our World from the Inside Out: Paula D'Arcy
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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