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Retreats and Programs

Scholarships are available for those who need assistance in paying for a retreat.  To apply for a scholarship please contact Sister Mary Matthias Ward at 270-229-0200 or mary.ward@maplemount.org.


Gennesaret Retreat Weekend, May 24-26

Those who have a chronic or serious health issue could be a candidate for the Gennesaret retreat, designed for persons whose medical conditions would otherwise hinder them from attending a weekend overnight retreat.
To find out more, contact Tom or Amy Payne of Owensboro at 270-686-7739.


Yarn Spinning Weekend, May 31-June 2

If you enjoy yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting, you are welcome to attend the Arts at the Mount weekend retreats. Enjoy the fun and fellowship of working on your projects alongside other yarn enthusiasts.  Call for pricing on room and meals.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Quiet Time with God and Self, June 2-8

Cost: $450 for directed retreat
$275 for silent, undirected retreat

What inspires you? What kind of seeds are you planting in your garden of life? Will they grow or die from neglect? Does your body and soul need nourishment? Let the surroundings of Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center’s feed your faith through prayer, reflection and quiet time. Treat yourself to a week of personal time. Preregistration is required.

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Twilight Retreat, June 12

Relax after your day at work and join us for a meal and a presentation on a spiritual theme from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.  It’s a time to learn; time to pray, and time to be alone with God! Presentation to be given by Father Richard Powers.

The cost is $20 per session (includes dinner)

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Focus on Faith, June 13 

Presenter: Sister Ann McGrew
Time: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per class (includes meals)

The Focus on Faith class, which meets monthly, is reading and discussing a new book: “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith,” by Scott Hahn.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Awakening the Soul with Creative Arts, June 14-16

Do you long to experience God more fully in the daily moments of life? Does your prayer life feel stuck in old patterns? Would you like to break open new ways of prayer and experience God’s creative presence in your life? Come join us as we discover God’s presence through creative awareness of the divine in our hearts, minds, bodies and the beauty of creation.

Major movements of the retreat will include:
~ EMBODIMENT ~ Our bodies are sacred vessels filled with God’s presence, but often we don’t know how to slow down and listen to the wisdom and Presence in the body.
~ SOUL COLLAGE ~ Heather is a certified soul collage facilitator.
SoulCollage® is a process for accessing the deep wisdom of your subconscious by harnessing the powers of intuition, image and imagination. Using the simple tools of images, scissors and glue, you will “listen to the symbols of your soul” by making and interacting with a sacred collage.
~ CREATIVE PLAY with “Praying In Color” ~ Discover how the art of contemplative doodling can draw you deeper into prayer.
~ QUIET REFLECTION and JOURNALING ~
~ CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER with NATURE ~

Presented by Maryann Joyce and Heather Berndt.

Resident: $195
Includes retreat, materials, meals, snacks,
overnight accommodations

Commuter: $100
Includes retreat, materials, meals, snacks

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Conference Retreat for Sisters, July 14-19

Presenter: Sister Lynn Jarrell, OSUL
Cost: Residents: $450
Commuters: $275

Weeklong retreat for women religious. There will be daily Mass and two conferences each day.

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Focus on Faith, August 8 

Presenter: Sister Ann McGrew
Time: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per class (includes meals)

The Focus on Faith class, which meets monthly, is reading and discussing a new book: “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith,” by Scott Hahn.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Associate Retreat Day, August 10

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $25 (includes meal and program)

Discover in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount how being “salt” and “light” and “fully alive” can change the world around us and make us truly Christian. The retreat takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It will be led by Sister Karen Joseph, OSB, a Sister of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Ind., who has given retreats and workshops in Benedictine spirituality throughout North America. This retreat day is ideal for Ursuline Associates or for anyone who wishes to grow in the grace of God and the spirit of Saint Angela Merici.

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Twilight Retreat, August 14

Relax after your day at work and join us for a meal and a presentation on a spiritual theme from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.  It’s a time to learn; time to pray, and time to be alone with God! (To be given by priest or deacon)

The cost is $20 per session (includes dinner)

Click to register online.


Yarn Spinning Weekend, August 30-September 1

If you enjoy yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting, you are welcome to attend the Arts at the Mount weekend retreats. Enjoy the fun and fellowship of working on your projects alongside other yarn enthusiasts.  Call for pricing on room and meals.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Twilight Retreat, September 11

Relax after your day at work and join us for a meal and a presentation on a spiritual theme from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.  It’s a time to learn; time to pray, and time to be alone with God! (To be given by priest or deacon)

The cost is $20 per session (includes dinner)

Click to register online.


Focus on Faith, September 12 

Presenter: Sister Ann McGrew
Time: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per class (includes meals)

The Focus on Faith class, which meets monthly, is reading and discussing a new book: “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith,” by Scott Hahn.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Engaged Leadership:Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning and Joy, September 13-14

Presenter: Diane Millis, PhD.
Time: Friday 5:30 p.m. until Saturday at 4 p.m.
Resident: $130 for lodging, meals and program
Commuter: $70 (cost includes lunch)

Regardless of who we are or what we do for a living, each of us has opportunities to listen, to care and to lead. Our capacity to lead does not depend on whether or not we occupy a formal position of leadership. Leading a deeply engaged life stems from the qualities—that is, the habits, dispositions, attitudes, and skills we bring to our everyday relationships and responsibilities. During our time together, we will explore the foundational qualities found among engaged leaders, those who:
*engage the deepest part their being—their inner compass, core, or true self;
*engage others through their curiosity, concern, and generous presence; and
*build communities of deep engagement that cultivate, support, and encourage the practice of love, care, and compassion.

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Gennesaret Retreat Weekend, September 27-29

Those who have a chronic or serious health issue could be a candidate for the Gennesaret retreat, designed for persons whose medical conditions would otherwise hinder them from attending a weekend overnight retreat.
To find out more, contact Tom or Amy Payne of Owensboro at 270-686-7739.


Twilight Retreat, October 9

Relax after your day at work and join us for a meal and a presentation on a spiritual theme from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.  It’s a time to learn; time to pray, and time to be alone with God! (To be given by priest or deacon)

The cost is $20 per session (includes dinner)

Click to register online.


Focus on Faith, October 10 

Presenter: Sister Ann McGrew
Time: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per class (includes meals)

The Focus on Faith class, which meets monthly, is reading and discussing a new book: “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith,” by Scott Hahn.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Spiritual Direction Reunion:Living a life of Joy in an Uncertain World, October 11-13

Presenter: Sister Barbara Schmitz
Resident: $190 (includes retreat, materials, meals, snacks, overnight accommodations)
Commuter: $90 (includes retreat, materials, meals, snacks)
(Get a 10% discount if paid in full by September 11)

We live lives of instant communication and Fast track activity. A big part of what we see, hear and do can be stressful. This weekend we will look at our personal story in light of living “A Life of Joy.” During the weekend we will look at ways that can guide us along life’s journey in a more joyful and healthy way. We will explore both the barriers and pillars of Joy and experience the richness we all share that often seems so far away. The program will include presentations, times for personal reflection, sharing and celebrating our lives of JOY!

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Co-ed Retreat—Following Jesus: God loves Us In Spite Of…, October 18-20

Presenter: Sister Cheryl Clemons
Resident $180 (includes retreat, meals and lodging.)
Commuter: $130 (includes retreat and meals)
(Get a 10% discount if paid by September 12)

The stories of these Gospel men and women offer a promise: just as the weaknesses, failures, illnesses, and faults of his first disciples did not block his love, so today Jesus continues to call and love imperfect people. Just as he entrusted his church to these flawed but graced human beings in the first century, so today he entrusts his church to us as flawed but graced Christians in the 21st century.

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Jesus the Peacemaker: Following Jesus on the Path of Peace and Nonviolence, November 1-2

Presenter:  Father John Dear
Time: Friday at 6:30 – Saturday at 4:30
Cost: $70 Commuter
$130 single occupancy which includes lodging, meals and program
$205  double occupancy which includes lodging, meals and program for couples

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Twilight Retreat, November 13

Relax after your day at work and join us for a meal and a presentation on a spiritual theme from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.  It’s a time to learn; time to pray, and time to be alone with God! (To be given by priest or deacon)

The cost is $20 per session (includes dinner)

Click to register online.


Focus on Faith, November 14 

Presenter: Sister Ann McGrew
Time: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per class (includes meals)

The Focus on Faith class, which meets monthly, is reading and discussing a new book: “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith,” by Scott Hahn.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Yarn Spinning Weekend, November 15-17

If you enjoy yarn spinning, weaving, rug hooking, knitting or crocheting, you are welcome to attend the Arts at the Mount weekend retreats. Enjoy the fun and fellowship of working on your projects alongside other yarn enthusiasts.  Call for pricing on room and meals.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Twilight Retreat, December 11

Relax after your day at work and join us for a meal and a presentation on a spiritual theme from 6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.  It’s a time to learn; time to pray, and time to be alone with God! (To be given by priest or deacon)

The cost is $20 per session (includes dinner)

Click to register online.


Focus on Faith, December 12

Presenter: Sister Ann McGrew
Time: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per class (includes meals)

The Focus on Faith class, which meets monthly, is reading and discussing a new book: “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith,” by Scott Hahn.

Click to register online.

For more information, click here.


Advent Day of Prayer, December 14 

Presenter: Charlie Martin,
Time: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 (includes meal and program)

The season of Advent is more than trimming a tree and buying presents. The true nature of Christmas calls us to prayer and celebration at the Lord’s coming and our own salvation. This will be a day to reflect on the meanings of Advent. Join the Ursuline Sisters at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in celebrating God’s wonderful love for us all in the best gift of all—GOD’S SON.

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Advent with Bishop Medley, December 19

Time: 6 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes meal and program)

Come and join us in prayer for the holy season of waiting, Advent.


The Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center offers quality programs at affordable prices. For these programs, the staff provides an atmosphere of hospitality while meeting the needs of the individual and group.

For additional program descriptions, pricing information, registration, or scheduling of facilities, please call (270) 229-0206, fax: 270-229-0279, or email at retreatcenter@maplemount.org.

Retreat Center Refund Policy

Evening and Day Programs – Full Refund with 24 hour notice.

Weekend Retreat – Full refund if over 14-day notice. 50% refund under 14-day notice.

Week long Retreat – Full refund if over 14-day notice. 50% refund under 14-day notice.