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Retreats and Programs

Focus on Faith, March 14

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

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the book, “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith” by Scott Hahn.

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Women’s Retreat: Lord Teach Us To Pray: The Bible and Prayer, March 15-17

Presenter: Sister Cheryl Clemons
Residents: $180 (includes retreat, meals and overnight accommodations.)
Commuters: $130 (includes retreat, and meals)
(10% Discount if paid by February 15th)

Various biblical stories teach us many things about prayer. During this weekend, retreatants will reflect on elements of prayer and seek guidance from Scripture and one another.
Retreatants will be invited into varied experiences of prayer; time for silent reflection and as well as group sharing; and opportunities for Reconciliation and Eucharist.
Thus, the weekend is an invitation to “Come apart and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31), as well as a time to learn more about prayer, all with the goal of improving our communication with the God who is always present with us and who longs for loving communion with us.

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Yarn Spinning Weekend, March 22-24

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.

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Confirmation Retreat Day, March 23

Presenter: Sister Michael Marie Friedman
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

Are you preparing for Confirmation? Attend a Confirmation preparation retreat day. Together with others, you will talk about prayer, your relationship with God and the sacrament of Confirmation. All parishes are invited.

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Lenten Day of Quiet, March 29

Time: 9 a.m.4 p.m.
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

Come enjoy a day of prayer and silence to be with the Lord during Lent. The chapel will be open, lunch will be served in silence, and the peace of the grounds is always available.

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Focus on Faith, April 4

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

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the book, “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith” by Scott Hahn.

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For more information, click here.


Twilight Retreat, April 10

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)

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Lenten Day of Quiet, April 12

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

Come enjoy a day of prayer and silence to be with the Lord during Lent. The chapel will be open, lunch will be served in silence, and the peace of the grounds is always available.

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Administrative Professionals Day: The Theology of Caritas, April 24

Presenter: Dr. Emily DeMoor
Time: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 (includes lunch and program)

A relaxing getaway day for receptionists, secretaries, administrative assistants, and anyone who fits in this category.

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Twilight Retreat, May 8

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)

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Focus on Faith, May 9

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

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the book, “Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith” by Scott Hahn.

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For more information, click here.


Contemplative Photography, May 11

This contemplative photography retreat offers participants the opportunity to see with the eye of the heart. It is through this mindful practice, utilizing the camera to engage the eye, mind and heart in the present moment, that we are able to connect with the infinite beauty and wisdom that exists all around us…God’s Grace.

This is a wonderful way to connect with other photography and nature enthusiasts, to learn about the benefits of contemplative photography as a mindful practice in your own life as well as relax and explore, through the eye of the camera, the beautiful landscapes of Mount Saint Joseph. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This retreat is open to all levels of photo enthusiasts and requires no prior experience just a digital camera (or smartphone) and the willingness to be fully present.

Join Michele Gates as she shares some of her story and guides us on a contemplative photography journey to open the eye of the heart.

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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! (To be given by priest or deacon)

The cost is $20 per session (includes dinner)

Click to register online.


Focus on Faith, June 13 

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

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the 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

Presenter: Maryann Joyce, Assistant Director of the Retreat Center
Cost: $195 including materials, program, lodging and meals

Participants will be lead in using the creative arts as a spiritual tool to raise awareness of our deepest center in God. As we play, reflect and create, we increase our capacity for love, joy and healing. No experience with art/creativity needed. Preregistration is required.

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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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Associate Retreat, August 3

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

Let God’s Grace and St. Angela’s Spirit touch you in a day of rest, of relaxing, of remembering, of letting go.

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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)

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the 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.


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)

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the 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)

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Focus on Faith, October 10 

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

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the 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: $180 (includes retreat, materials, meals, snacks, overnight accommodations)
Commuter: $130 (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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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)

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Focus on Faith, November 14 

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

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the 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)

We will study a new book about faith and spirituality in 2019. We will watch Bishop Robert Barron’s DVDs on “The Mass.” This will be followed by a later study of the 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: Monsignor Bernard Powers
Time: 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 (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.