Retreat Description: The “Saints Alive!” retreat explores American born saints, their biographies, words, and lives lived in faith in Jesus Christ. Saints Kateri Tekakwitha and Mother Marianne Cope, plus uncanonized mentionables such as Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton will be some of those in focus. A goal is to see how these lives can help us ordinary Christians grow in ways to love God, neighbors, and ourselves … all through those who followed the salvific life of Jesus Christ!
Retreat Master: Father Alfred Patterson, O.S.B., served in the United States Air Force prior to entering the monastery. After obtaining degrees from Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Seminary, he has served at Benedictine Priory and Military School in Savannah, at a number of different parishes, and is presently chaplain at Latrobe Excela Health.
Time: Friday, 5:30 p.m. to Sunday, 1 p.m.
Fee: $190 per person.
Check-In: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Leander Hall.
Other Information: To help make your retreat prayerful, we suggest that you bring a Bible. The retreat office has copies of the New American Bible. The Basilica Gift Shop, located on the first floor of the Parish Center adjoining the Basilica, stocks spiritual books and other religious items. Rooms are air conditioned or equipped with a ceiling fan. Linens and towels are provided. Recreational opportunities include the Saint Vincent Fitness Trail and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.
Please note: with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination is recommended, but not required. Social distancing will be maintained. Masking is optional.