Please Note: All Retreats are on-site. There is no virtual option.
Directed Retreat Weekend Returns
Openings are still available!
Come immerse yourself for a long weekend of spiritual enrichment using imagery, art and media to help you connect with Jesus’ life experiences and see your own call to discipleship at a more contemplative pace.
Facilitators: MSC Team
Dates: Thursday, October 21, 9:00 am through Sunday October 24, after brunch
Fee: $325 Resident / $250 Commuter
Advent Centering Prayer Retreat
Join us for a weekend of Centering Prayer during this time of Advent. There will be extended periods of centering prayer, group Lectio Divina, and daily conferences. You will have time for private reflection during each of the days.
We will gather at 7:00 PM on Thursday night for the opening of this beautiful weekend. Come, learn, and focus on living your life rooted in the Gospel message of Advent. All are welcome!
Mary Dwyer, LCSW, has been practicing Centering Prayer since the late 1980s and has been a facilitator for us for many years. She is a long-time student of Fr. Thomas Keating. She had the wonderful experience of living at the Chrysalis House, a contemplative live-in community experiment blessed by Fr. Thomas. She currently has a small counseling private practice and lives in Erie, PA with her beloved husband, Juan.
Facilitator: Mary Dwyer
Dates: Thursday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, December 12, after brunch
Fee: $350 Resident/$300 Commuter
Mercy Spirituality Center is a retreat center for people of all faiths. We believe that each of us, individuals and organizations alike, needs time apart to find,
deepen, or refresh our connection to what matters most in life.
We are deeply grateful to be able to offer our beautiful space to the community for rest, reflection and spiritual growth. Our facilitated retreats center around contemplative practice, Ignatian Spirituality and finding God in nature.
We also offer private retreats for groups and individuals.
A Day to Call Your Own opens with an optional communal prayer, then the rest of the day is yours. We provide a private room, a simple lunch, and our beautiful house and grounds for you to explore as you wish.
If you need a little more time in quiet, consider A Retreat to Call Your Own which includes all of the above plus an overnight and pick-up breakfast. Check our calendar for scheduled opportunities,
or contact us to arrange a date that fits your schedule.
Located just one block from Highland Park, Mercy Spirituality Center offers 10 private guest rooms, meeting spaces for groups as small as 5 or as large as 35, kitchen and dining facilities along with various dining options dependent on the length and nature of your stay, a richly stocked library,
spacious yard with gazebo and plenty of off-street parking.
Our day-long, mini-weekend and full weekend retreats provide opportunities for slowing down and making space for the more in your life. We offer practices designed to quiet busy minds in order to make room for a deeper and richer experience of the divine. Mercy Spirituality Center is a retreat center for people of all faiths. We believe that each of us, individuals and organizations alike, needs time apart to find, deepen, or refresh our connection to what matters most in life. We are deeply grateful to be able to offer our beautiful space to the community for rest, reflection and spiritual growth.
Our facilitated retreats center around contemplative practice, Ignatian Spirituality and finding God in nature. Check our calendar to see what’s up next, or call to arrange an experience tailored to the needs of your group. (See "Retreats" above for more information)
Group Retreat Opportunities
We believe in the value of time apart from the routines of daily life. In our warm, inviting space, Mercy Spirituality Center is uniquely able to offer intimate, experiential, contemplative retreats for your small group.
Call us to find out more about our weekend (Friday evening – Sunday brunch) and mini-weekend (Friday evening - Saturday late afternoon) offerings. Call 585-473-6893. Or email us at: [email protected]. But contact us early! Available weekends fill quickly.