Mother Boniface Spirituality Center - Upcoming Retreats

May 2015


Wednesday Evenings: May 20, 27, and June 3, 10
Film begins at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to Mother Boniface Spirituality Center for a series of Young Adult Movie Nights beginning May 13th, 2015. Invite all of your friends… and don’t forget to bring your favorite cereal and snacks. Check below for the list of movies and dates:

Fee: One Box of Your Favorite Cereal

Please phone or e-mail to register at least 3 days prior to each movie night



Thursday, May 28th
From 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Calling all Young Adults in the Northeast Philly Area!!!

Join us for our third Young Adult interest meeting which will be held at Mother Boniface Spirituality Center on Tuesday, May 26th from 7-9 p.m. We want to hear your voice and feedback on how we can serve you as well as other young adults in the Northeast Philadelphia area. We will discuss ideas for potential programs, events, mission trips, and activities that promote and enliven the four pillars of our Catholic faith: The Profession of Faith, Liturgy and Sacraments, Life in Christ, and Christian Prayer.

If you are interested in attending our third meeting, please call us at (267) 350-1835 or email us at by Friday May 22nd to ensure that there are enough (free!) refreshments for all!



June 2015

Mondays: June 8th and 29th
Time: 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
In the words of C.S. Lewis, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Come and be nourished in mind, body, and spirit as we read and discuss great spiritual books over tea (or coffee) and treats. Our first book, New York Times Bestseller, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by Stasi and John Eldredge, focuses on the core desires of a woman and invites all women to recover their feminine heart.

Fee: Free Will Offering

If interested, please contact us at (267) 350-1830 or (267) 350-1835 three days before each meeting to ensure that there are enough refreshments for everyone!



Saturday, June 6
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Join Sarah Christmyer, Editor of the Great Adventure Bible Study Series, as she facilitates for us a One-Day video "Quick Journey Through the Bible". Designed for busy people, this Quick Journey in a Day will help you discover the "big picture" of the Bible story: the major people, places, events, and themes in the Scriptures. The Sunday Mass readings will never be the same as they come alive knowing the context and understanding God's plan for us.

Fee: $45 (includes a $15 non-refundable deposit)
         Noon dinner included in cost

Please register at least 10 days prior to program

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Begins Sunday, June 21 with Supper at 5:30 p.m.
Concludes Thursday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Intensive Retreats provide an opportunity to more deeply immerse yourself in the spiritual practice of Centering Prayer as taught by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. The silent retreat features up to three hours of Centering Prayer each day, two videos from Fr. Thomas Keating's "The Spiritual Journey" as well as evening Mass. There are also silent meals, spiritual reading and soul friending provided by the retreat leaders. Before attending this retreat, one should have an established daily practice of Centering Prayer for at least six months.

Retreat Leaders:
-Fr. Carl Arico is a founding member and the vice president of Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.  He has presented workshops and retreats on Centering Prayer for both priests and laypeople in the United States as well as internationally.
-Roseanne Havird has been a Contemplative Outreach presenter for fifteen years. She has given workshops on Centering Prayer as well as on Lectio Divina in the northeast as well as in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Fee: $320 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Please register at least 10 days prior to program

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JULY 2015


Begins Tuesday, July 14 with Supper at 5:30 p.m.
Concludes late morning on Tuesday, July 21

Whether Jesus found Himself in need of simply having His spirit refreshed, or to listen more attentively to that which the Father wanted to share with Him, He would make sure that He always went away to “a deserted place.”  Far too often, our lives get cluttered with deadlines and commitments that hurry us along and rob us of the opportunity to stop and savor the precious and holy moments that God has to offer us.  During this Silent retreat, we will take time to be renewed in our baptismal graces when we were anointed as priest, prophet and king, and what it means to model our lives on the One who is the Anointed, Jesus Christ, as seen through the legacy of some of the Church’s most holy men and women.

Retreat Director: Father Stephen J. Giorno, S.T., Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, has spent most of his years in ordained ministry in pastoral work and in internal service to his religious community.   Over the years, he has been assigned to various missions throughout the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica.

Fee: $450 (includes a $50 non-refundable deposit)

Please register at least 10 days prior to program

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September 18-20
Begins 7:00 p.m. Friday, concludes Sunday following Noon dinner

Centering Prayer is about "letting go" in receptivity. The Welcoming Prayer is about "letting go" in activity. It is a method of consenting to God's presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. Its purpose is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day. The Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored- in the body. It contributes to the process of transformation in Christ initiated in Centering Prayer.

This weekend retreat includes conferences on the conceptual background of the Welcoming Prayer, opportunities to experience the Welcoming Prayer, times for questions and answers, personal time, and optional periods of Centering Prayer.

This weekend retreat is for people who are new to the Welcoming Prayer and for people who want to deepen their experience of the Welcoming Prayer. It is helpful for this workshop to have had the experience of Centering Prayer.

Retreat Presenter: Thérèse M. Saulnier, has been praying Centering Prayer for over 25 years and has been teaching Centering Prayer and other contemplative prayer practices for over 20 years. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology, with a concentration in spirituality from Fordham University.

Fee: $160 (includes a $40 non-refundable deposit)

Please register by September 8, 2015.

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