Throughout the year we sprinkle in a variety of special one-day or one-evening events, especially for those of you whose busy lives make attending a series less probable. These may be educational in theme, or more spiritual in nature. “The Church therefore must maintain an active, listening presence in relation to the world, a kind of presence which both nurtures community and supports people in seeking acceptable solutions to personal and social problems” (Catholic Social Teaching #80)
No planned retreats at this time.
How to Participate
Please register for our retreats or events by providing your name, phone number and the activity you plan to attend:
Call: (952) 835-7101
Online Registration Form
“The Advent Retreat with Sr. Joanne Dehmer was a Christmas gift to myself. She left us with the gentle message that we are all together on this journey.”
“The Advent Retreat with Sr. Joanne Dehmer reminded me of the assurance of God’s love and acceptance of us right here today.”
Shared at our 2017 Lenten Spring Retreat:
Don’t surrender your loneliness
Let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
As few human
Or even divine ingredients can.
Something missing in my heart tonight,
Has made my eyes so soft,
My need of God
…one understands so well now our dear Lord’s prayer in Gethsemane, his fear, and his courage. But whatever happens in the future, it seems to me that in this which we are now experiencing, he is saying, “Fear not, it is I.” I can’t explain, but several times today, when I felt I could really cave in, suddenly, right in the midst of myself, his voice seemed to say that,”Fear not, it is I,” and I felt vaguely that somehow or other our becoming Christ- the consummation of our love for him- has to take this form of knowing something of his Passion, so that even the felling of fear, and the awful moments when one just wants to cry and cry like a child, need not shame us, because they are all part of Christ’s own experience in us.
~The Letters of Caryll Houselander