... a place for retreat
Come away with me
to a quiet place
and get some rest.
Individual or Couples
Guided Prayer Retreat
$150 + lodging* (includes from 3-5 hours with your prayer guide.)
Exploring some tried and true practices of knowing God's heart.
Allowing the Word to help you become God's friend
Examining your heart and learning to see God in your life.
Learning to be still, focusing on God's heart to hear His voice
Accommodation in our Guest Cottage.
Welcome, introduction and Q & A
The Way of Prayer Notebook
Guided prayer sessions with Ken and/or Fay.
Access to St. Kevin's oratory, a private prayer chapel that includes our extensive library.
A map of the area and suggestions for leisure activities.
*If costs are prohibitive for you, please speak with us when you book. Financial help may be available through our Scholarship Fund.
Self Directed or Guided
To go on a prayer retreat is to take a deliberate step away from your everyday life in order to reflect on where you have been and where you are going; to catch a glimpse of how you might live differently, and to listen to the still small voice of God. He wants to know you as a friend.
Our desire is that as you rest here ...Inthestillness... you would experience a renewed sense of how much God delights in you. (Zeph. 3:17)
Modern living can make us very unaccustomed to silence and stillness. Often people feel threatened by the thought of silence, even for a short time. But when we deliberately slow ourselves down, listen and pray, we become more aware of the presence of God in our lives.
Preparing for a prayer retreat is different from preparing for vacation. Here, less is more. Entering into a spiritual retreat is entering into a place where God is the author. We must come unencumbered, bringing only what we need that will enhance our time with God.
Plan for times of silence. Don't fill your world with noise. Good music and entertainment certainly have their place, but they set the course for our thinking. When we are silent we give up that control and offer it back to God allowing Him to direct our thoughts and prayers.
Journaling can also help us explore the road we have traveled. It can help us articulate what we are learning and how we can incorporate it into our everyday life. It also serves as a reminder for us to continue on our journey.
We invite you to come for either a self-directed prayer retreat or a guided prayer retreat.