Welcome, and thanks for checking us out! More lay people than ever are making time in their lives for retreats, and finding themselves deeply rewarded. While a few of our retreats are tailored for those who have taken religious vows, in general our retreats are open to the lay public. You can come for a day, soak in some of the holy, healing energy here, or come for a week and find yourself powerfully renewed. Religious (consecrated under vows) and lay spiritual directors or counselors are often available, and while Miramar is a Catholic retreat center, you don't need to be Catholic to come. We ask that you register in advance for the retreat you choose. If you can't fit one in with your commitments, call us and reserve a private day of prayer on your schedule. We'll gladly serve you lunch, along with a generous helping of peace.
We also welcome private groups of all backgrounds and denominations to book our facilities for their own retreat experience. From women's groups to college kids, family reunions to church congregations — we've had all types come for an overnight, weekend, or just a day.
You'll find as you peruse our site that not all retreats have detailed descriptions. Many past retreatants have felt glad, after their retreats, that there was some mystery laden in what awaited them. But still, don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions!
GOD IN AN EVOLVING COSMOS
July 22 — 28
This retreat explores what an evolutionary view of the cosmos may reveal about the Living God. Plumbing the mysteries of ongoing creativity and emergent novelty, through word, song and silence, we enter the mystery of our Triune God. More on this program here.
Facilitator: Gloria Schaab, SSJ
JULIAN OF NORWICH
Sept. 22 — 24
Julian of Norwich is one of the most remarkable women ever to grace the Christian church. Her mystical legacy invites us to meet her in the present day, by both mind and spirit.
Facilitator: William Meninger, OCSO
This year in programming we're featuring the theme “Families First!" Our staff have noticed that families need help, not only in their physical and financial needs but also and especially in their spiritual ones. Torn apart by a consumer culture that devours the energies and time of our families, so much is needed to bring families home to themselves and grounded in a spirituality that makes sense to them and for them. This year 2017 is dedicated to the family. It's our small attempt to reach out spiritually to heal the wounds of the place where all of us come from... our families. Come join us... you will be refreshed and renewed!