It is so easy to get caught up in all the struggles of every day life, and to lose our focus on Christ. One of the answers to this is the practice of an annual retreat. A retreat (preferably with a good amount of silent time – we have far too much noise in our world today) helps us to re-focus on the Lord Jesus, to think about the purpose of our life (to love and serve Him, and to get to heaven), and to make good resolutions that will help us to live our Christian life better.
Members of the Confraternity will try to make a retreat of two or more days (such as a weekend retreat) once every year. They may be retreats organized by the Confraternity, or other retreats that will help us to re-group and re-focus on the Lord.
The following retreat centers are highly recommended by the priests who work with the Confraternity:
- Passionist Monastery and Retreat Center, Whitesville, Kentucky
- Casa Maria: Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, Birmingham, Alabama
- Sacred Heart Retreat House, Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, California
- Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center, Beaverton, Oregon