Conference Retreats are retreats in which a number of people are given talks by a retreat director to prepare them for their individual reflection and prayer. It typically lasts three or four days, over a weekend or in midweek. They usually follow the themes of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. They are also called preached retreats since the conferences somewhat resemble preaching, or group retreats because the director speaks to a number of people at the same time rather than to individuals one at a time.

Among those attending these conference retreats each weekend are often parish or family groups or members of some other association. They return annually at about the same time each year, and we reserve rooms for them on their chosen weekend. But as a rule any man may take part in any men's retreat, any woman may take part in any women's retreat whether or not they belong to the particular group or groups scheduled for that weekend.

Besides the conferences, other offerings may available during a conference retreat like:

  • Mass
  • Healing Services
  • Rosary
  • Reconciliation
  • Morning Prayer
  • Video Presentations
  • Benediction
  • Faith Sharing
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Praying with Scripture
  • Lessons in Prayer

Retreats are open to Christians of all denominations. They may attend whichever of these exercises help them, or they may use their time otherwise as is most spiritually profitable for them. See also:

FAQ about Conference Retreats Summer Retreat for Sisters Registration: If you want to register for a  conference retreat, go to the General or Retreat Calendar on the Menu to the left or go to the list of upcoming retreats to the right and select a retreat convenient for you.

Click on the date of the retreat you are interested in and you will be presented with the information about the retreat and a "Register" button to register. Complete the registration process as instructed.