Bethany Retreat Center

Retreats

2021 Retreat Schedule
Includes COVID-19 Precautions

LAST UPDATED 11/8/21

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Welcome to Bethany!

We are open for all Retreats at this time. Facilitator Led Retreats, Personal Retreats & Outside Groups are all welcome as we continue to navigate what we pray are the final days of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Many of our retreats have a Commuter option for retreat guests that live locally.  Your health and the health of our staff and volunteers will remain a priority; we continue to monitor the guidelines and will make adjustments to our health & safety protocols as needed.  Any guest who is not fully vaccinated or does not believe that they have natural immunity is strongly encouraged to wear a mask while indoors or at any time when social distancing cannot be maintained.  All staff and guests are asked to take their temperature and oxygen level each morning and record it on the data sheet provided. We have returned to our previous practice of sharing restrooms, but with more stringent sanitizing of those spaces throughout the day.  We will opt for outdoor activities whenever and wherever possible including having the option for eating meals outdoors as the weather permits. We will be following WHO, CDC & PA guidelines regarding group sizes, masking and social distancing. Space on some retreats may still be limited.

Advent Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Traveling Your Road to Joy
December 3-5, 2021 (Friday-Sunday)

Presenter: Sr. Ruth Ann Madera, C.A.

Bridges to Contemplative Living leads participants on a journey toward personal spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life.

This retreat is designed for those with an established daily practice of centering prayer who wish to deepen the transforming love of God in the midst of silence and solitude.

The weekend will include centering prayer, conferences with contemplative dialogue, personal time, meals and Sunday liturgy.

Sr. Ruth Ann is a Spiritual Director and Retreat Director.  She provides spiritual direction on an ongoing basis as well as spiritual companioning/direction during retreats at Bethany Retreat Center.  Sr. Ruth Ann has her degree in Religious Studies from St. Francis University. She is also a graduate of Shalem’s Spiritual Guidance Program. 

 

 

 

Offering: $235.00
Deposit: $75.00
Arrival: Anytime after 3pm on 12/3 with dinner at 5:30 pm
Departure:  Sunday 12/5 by 12:00 pm

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Personal Days of Retreat and Renewal 

You are invited to take a day or days of personal retreat to focus on your “self care.” How are you taking care of yourself spiritually, physically and emotionally? At Bethany Retreat Center we are pleased to offer private retreats in a peaceful and beautiful setting where you can get away from the cares of everyday life and focus on your faith journey. You may come for a day, overnight, or a few days. Join the Sisters for prayer and daily Mass, walk the grounds, have opportunity for reconciliation and soul-friending. Enjoy home-cooked meals and a comfortable room in a nurturing environment.  We continue to take the COVID pandemic very seriously and are taking many safety precautions to keep you and our staff safe.  Call today!

*Note: If we do not have enough registered guests to make this a viable event for both staff & guests, we may cancel or contact you to see if it is possible to move your reservation to another time slot. 

Available Dates:
*December 3-5, 2021
**For groups of 5 or more adults that would like to come together, we can possibly offer other dates to fit your group’s schedule. Call the Bethany office at 814-263-4855 to inquire. 

Offering: $88 per night *(All meals beginning with dinner on the night of your arrival and ending with breakfast on the day of your departure are included.)
Deposit: $25
Arrival: 2:00-5:00 pm (Dinner is served at 5:30)
Departure: Prior to 11:00 am

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2022 Retreats

2022 Retreats

The following is a list of retreats that are scheduled for 2022 at this time.  Further information regarding detailed descriptions and pricing will be posted as it is available. Check back often for updates. In the meantime, call 814-263-4855 to inquire.

*Schedule is subject to change.

To learn more about a specific retreat or to register, click on the underlined Retreat Title.

January 2022

January 15: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

February 2022

February 18-20: Introduction to Centering Prayer Led by Diane Robinson & Sr. Ruth Ann Madera

February 19: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

February 25-27:Art & Creation Series Retreat #1 Facilitated by Mary Kay Laplante & Elle Morgan

March 2022

March 18-20: Couples Retreat Facilitated by Dan & Lynn Nold

March 19: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

April 2022

April 1-3: The Healing Power of Poetry Weekend Retreat Led by Award Winning Author and Poet, Jeanne Murray Walker

April 15: Stations of the Cross Morning Event

April 16: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

April 23: Native American Drumming Day Led by Tom Campbell

April 29-May 1: Art & Creation Series Retreat #2 Facilitated by Mary Kay Laplante & Elle Morgan

May 2022

May 7: World Labyrinth Day 

May 15-21: Welcoming Forgiveness Centering Prayer Retreat Facilitated by Mary Dwyer

June 2022

June 9-12: 7 Essentials of Well Being Facilitated by Elle Morgan

June 16: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

June 24-26: Art & Creation Series Retreat #3 Facilitated by Mary Kay Laplante & Elle Morgan

July 2022

July ?: Neuroscience and Well Being: How Spirituality Affects your Health & DNA led by Anne Kertz Kernion

July 16: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

July 30: Blueberry Festival

August 2022

August 12-14: Cultivating Self Care and Wellness in Challenging Times Led by Michelle Rogan

August 17-22: 6 Day Centering Prayer Retreat Led by Sr. Ruth Ann Madera

August 20: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

September 2022

September 7-10:  Praying with the Eyes and Ears of our Heart: A Combination Visio & Lectio Divina Retreat Facilitated by Beth Graboski & Mary Kay Laplante

September 17: Labyrinth 1 Day Retreat (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) Led by Sr. Suzanne Thibault

September 23-25: Men’s Retreat led by Tom Campbell and Friends

October 2022

October 2-4 or 3-5: Pastors & Wives Retreat Led by Dan & Lynn Nold

October 14-16: Art & Creation Series Retreat #4 Facilitated by Mary Kay Laplante & Elle Morgan

October 20-23:  The Spiritual Practice of Wonder: Appreciating the Gift of Our Bodies led by Anne Kertz Kernion

October ?: The Cloud of Unknowing Facilitated by Doug Laplante

November 2022

November 6-12:  Icon Writing Retreat Led by Mary Kay Laplante

November 10-13:  Women In Ministry Extended Weekend Retreat Led by Vicki Wagner & Sr. Ruth Ann Madera

December 2022

December 2-4:  Advent Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat Led by Sr. Ruth Ann Madera

Additional Retreats to be scheduled:

11th Step Retreat