Registrations should be received at least two weeks prior to the program date in order to insure the program will not be cancelled. We require a minimum of ten participants to offer each program.


 QUIET DAY OF PERSONAL PRAYER

Call (781-585-2460) to make arrangements – you’re welcome almost any day!
Cost: $26 – lunch included

Many have discovered what a special place Miramar is, however their schedules don’t permit them to return as often as their souls yearn to.  So, fit in personal time of retreat based on your schedule.  Many weekdays and weekend days are available for you to come to Miramar on your own and enjoy the sacred space, inside and outside.  You’re most welcome to call Mary-Fran, our Registrar, and ask about dates.



WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

Oct. 11: Self-Care Retreat
Nurture your mind, body, and soul with aromatherapy.  Pure essential oil for body-care and meditation. Sleep better, gain more energy, as well as a healthy glow.
Nov. 8: Mindful Movement
Gentle yoga postures with focus on aligning the mind and body.
Dec. 13: Food for the Soul
Nurturing foods and breathing techniques that support and build your well-being.

9:30am — 1pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $38

Gina Rainwater-Thayer returns to Miramar for a series of workshops nurturing the unity of body, mind, and spirit God intended.  Each offering enriches wholeness in a different dimension.  Join us for one or all workshops.

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Facilitator: Gina Rainwater-Thayer


MINI RETREAT DAYS FOR WOMEN

Sept. 28: The Grace of Laughter: The Art of Being Gentle with God, Self and all of Creation  Register
Oct. 18: “For Everything There is a Season” (Eccl. 3)   Register
Nov. 8: God is in the Chaos! Where are You?  Register
Dec. 13: “Be not Afraid! You have Found Favor with God” (Lk. 1)  Register

9:30am — 1pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $38

Come and gift God and yourself with a few hours to “just be” in the presence of God who longs to delight in you. There will be a presentation, time for quiet and prayer, walking the grounds, praying the labyrinth, discussion and lunch.

Facilitator: Maureen Casey SND

 


FIRST FRIDAYS

Oct. 6  Register
Nov. 3  Register
Dec. 1  Register

10am — 1pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $38

Each month we will reflect and pray upon a different aspect of Jesus. The program will include an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation and conclude with the celebration of the Eucharist.

Facilitator: Robert Mallonee SVD

 


MARRIAGE PREPARATION

Saturdays Nov. 18

9am — 5pm (includes lunch)
$125 per couple

For more info visit our Marriage Programs page.

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Coordinator: Thomas Griffith SVD

 


 

EXAMEN OF CONSCIOUSNESS: A Spiritual Practice for Everyday Living

Sun. Oct. 15, 10am — 3pm (includes Eucharist and lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $43

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Facilitator: Maureen Casey SND

 


RESTORING THE SACRED WITHIN

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017  10am – 3pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $43

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Facilitator:  Joyce Malaguti, R.Y.T.


MINDFULNESS AND CHRISTIAN CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE

Sat. Oct. 21, 10am — 3pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $20 / Full cost including deposit: $60

This retreat supports participants in integrating Christian contemplative practice with the presence and grounding of mindfulness practice. It is suitable for people interested in praying more contemplatively and people already doing Centering Prayer or the Jesus Prayer. It also accommodates people eager to integrate Eastern meditation practices into the context of Christian faith.

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Facilitator: Ethel Fraga
Ethel Fraga has been a commissioned Centering Prayer Presenter and Group Facilitator for 25 years.  She is also an instructor of Jon Kabat Zinn’s “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course.”  Over 45 years of daily contemplative practice and study, she has made extended retreats with many wonderful teachers including Fr. Bede Griffiths, Fr. Thomas Keating, Mindfulness Master, Thich Nhat Hahn and Loving kindness teacher, Sharon Salzberg.  She presently teaches Centering Prayer workshops and leads retreats.  She also serves on the Board of Contemplative Outreach of Boston.

 


 

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT: “Lighting the Way Together”

Sun. Oct. 29, 1:30 — 7pm (includes dinner)

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Facilitators: Thomas Griffith SVD and Fred and Diane L’Ecuyer

 


 

POPE FRANCIS AND FAMILY LIFE

Sat. Nov. 4, 10am — 3pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $43

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Facilitator: Joseph Connolly SVD

 


2018

Online registration will be available for the following programming soon.  In the meantime, you are welcome to register by printing our form and sending it to us with your deposit.

 

WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR: “OUR GOD WAITS TO BE GRACIOUS”

Dec. 31, 4:00 — 9:30pm
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $25 / Full cost including deposit for overnight: $100 / Evening only: $50

Includes prayer/presentation, candlelight dinner, quiet and Eucharist.  We hope you’ll stay overnight and enjoy a morning brunch.

Facilitators: Maureen Casey SND, Joe Connolly SVD

 


NUTRITIONAL AWARENESS AND MINDFUL MOVEMENT MINI-RETREAT DAYS

Jan. 10: Embracing Self Love: Holistic Self-Care for Mind, Body and Soul
Feb. 7: Mindful Nutrition: Nourishing our Physical, Mental and Spiritual Bodies
Mar. 14: Mindful Movement: Yoga and Meditation
Apr. 11: The Art of Being: A Journey for the Mind, Body and Soul
May 9: The Mindful Table: Proper Food Combining for Healthy Digestion
June 13: Food as Medicine: A Culinary Experience to Assist Health and Wellness
July 11: The Bounty of Life: Accessing All the Love You Need for a Health Mind, Body, and Soul
Aug. 8: Mindful Meditation: Going Into the Silence
Sept. 12: Self-Care Retreat: Relax, Restore, Renew
Oct. 10: Meeting of the Minds, Heart, and Mind Connection
Nov. 14: Mindful Movement: Yoga and Meditation
Dec. 12: Reflections: Guided Meditations and Journaling

9:30am — 1pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $40

Gina Rainwater-Thayer returns to Miramar for a series of mini-retreats nurturing the unity of body, mind, and spirit God intended.  Each offering enriches wholeness in a different dimension.  Join us for one or all workshops.

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Facilitator: Gina Rainwater-Thayer


A DAY WITH CENTERING PRAYER

Sat. Jan. 20, 10am – 3pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $45

Facilitator: Maureen Casey SND


2018 MINI-RETREAT DAYS FOR WOMEN

Thursday Jan. 25: Contemplating God in the Beauty of Winter Stillness
Wednesday Feb. 21: Do Not Fear to Hope: Discipleship in Challenging Times
Thursday Mar. 15: “If only you knew the Gift of God welling up inside of you…” (John 4)
Monday Apr. 16: Easter: A Time to Share in Jesus’ Risen Joy
Thursday May 24: Gifts From the Sea: Discovering Anew the Inner Treasures of God Within
Wednesday Oct. 3: Enjoying God in Autumn’s Beauty
Wednesday Nov. 7: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and brokenhearted…”
Thursday Dec. 6: “Do not be afraid. You have found favor with God…” (Luke 1)

9:30am — 1pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $40

Come and gift God and yourself with a few hours to “just be” in the presence of God who longs to delight in you. There will be a presentation, time for quiet and prayer, walking the grounds, praying the labyrinth, discussion and lunch.

Facilitator: Maureen Casey SND


FIRST FRIDAYS

Feb. 2
Mar. 2
Apr. 6
May 4
June 1
Sept. 7

10am — 1pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $40

Each month we will reflect and pray upon a different aspect of Jesus. The program will include an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation and conclude with the celebration of Eucharist.

Facilitator: Tom Umbras SVD


ROMANTIC EVENING FOR COUPLES

Saturday Feb. 1, 6 – 10pm
Fee: $100 per couple


MARRIAGE PREPARATION – SEE OUR MARRIAGE PROGRAMS


RCIA RETREAT DAY: NEW BEGINNINGS

Sunday Mar. 25, 1:30 – 7pm (includes dinner)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $45

Facilitator: Maureen Casey SND


NURTURING THE SOUL WITH YOGA AND MEDITATION

Saturday April 14, 4pm – Apr. 15, 1pm
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $50 / Full cost including deposit: $125

Bring your yoga mat and your intentions for this weekend-gift to your soul.

Facilitator: Joyce Malaguti R.Y.T.


KNITTING INTO THE MYSTERY

Saturday Apr. 21, 10am – 3pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $45

This is an opportunity to slow down and connect with God, ourselves, and other knitters and crocheters.  As we work on our own projects we will experience the spiritual and emotional benefits of sharing our insights, our stories, and our craft.

Facilitator: Joan Enriquez


“GOT CONFUSION?”

Saturday June 9, 10am – 3pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $45

Memory loss. How does that feel?  What is Alzheimer’s Disease? How do we communicate?  “Someone stole my diamond bracelet!”  The truth, the humor, and the thievery of Alzheimer’s.

Facilitator: Mal Allard


RESTORING THE SACRED WITHIN

Saturday Oct. 13, 10am – 3pm (includes lunch)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $45

Facilitator: Joyce Malaguti R.Y.T.


DAY OF PRAYER FOR DIVORCED AND SEPARATED: WALKING WITH A COMPASSIONATE GOD

Sunday Nov. 4, 10am – 3pm (includes lunch and Eucharist)
Non-refundable deposit to reserve: $15 / Full cost including deposit: $45

Facilitator: Maureen Casey SND


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