Apart from the days of reflection and weekend retreats, twice a year, Mariawald Renewal Center offers longer, Ignatian retreats directed by the Center staff and visiting directors. This is a unique opportunity to spend a week in silence, stillness and solitude in order to listen and more deeply to the whispering voice of God that speaks to each of our hearts and can answer our most burning questions, calm our deepest fears, and fulfill our loftiest dreams.
Mariawald Renewal Center offers seasonal retreats:
Advent Day of Prayer
Lenten Day of Prayer
Divine Mercy Prayer Service
Bereavement Day of Prayer
Spiritual Direction is the process of accompanying people on their spiritual journey. In the midst of this fast-paced world, people find it difficult to be aware of God’s action in their daily lives and in simple everyday events. The spiritual director is there to listen and reflect through conversation on one’s relationship with God. Gradually, you learn to recognize God’s tender and powerful presence in your life. You discover that God has been waiting for you to look for this closer relationship. Father James Keegan, SJ describes spiritual direction as the contemplative practice of helping another person or group to awaken to the mystery called God in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment. It is an invitation to a deeper relationship with God, regardless of one’s particular religious background or practice.
Spiritual Direction is offered at Mariawald Renewal Center by formally trained directors with whom you may meet privately and confidentially on a one-time or continuing basis during retreats and/or outside of retreats
In spiritual direction, you reflect on the experiences of your daily life. Gradually, as you contemplate, you may begin to recognize God’s tender and
powerful presence in your life. You may come to realize how God fills every moment of each day and is truly with you wherever you are