Spring 2021 

The Greatest Love of All

“The human being aspires to love and to be loved.  This is our deepest aspiration: to love and be loved; and definitively.”  Pope Francis

King’s House invites you to attend our “The Greatest Love of All” retreat in 2021. While it may sound like Whitney Houston’s great hit is our inspiration, it is actually another Bernadette Farrell song, “Love Goes On” that will guide our reflections on the weekend. We will also draw on the wisdom of Pontiff Emeritus Benedict XVI in his first encyclical letter, “Deus Caritas Est” – God is Love.

As we begin on our first evening, we take some time to start to unwind and begin to settle into the silence of the retreat. Our first short conference will allow us to look at the foundation of all love in our lives – God’s patient, kind, merciful and abiding love.

The first full day brings us two conferences. The morning conference, entitled “Love as Gift”, will explore the overwhelming gift of God’s love for each one of us. How can God look beyond our weaknesses and failure to see the beauty within each one of us? The afternoon conference, titled, “Love as Healing”, will spend time looking at how God, who is love, is with us in the painful times, reaching out to us to heal us. This greatest love of all shows itself when we are broken and when our relationships are strained. As always, we conclude with a conference to send us back out into the world. The Sunday conference will look at “Love as Service”. Having been loved to our very depths, we can only respond in one way. We are compelled to reach out in love to others. What this looks like will be a little different for each one of us, but it is the only possible response.

Some things will look very familiar this year. We will have time to celebrate the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. Some of our prayer time will look different or new. We will experience a guided meditation on a favorite scripture reading, we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with a visual meditation and celebrate a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament.

King’s House invites you to come and explore the quiet and hospitality of our center and grounds. We hope you will find time to wander the footpaths and enjoy nature, find a quiet nook to read, listen to God’s voice in scripture, music, conference presentations and silence. In any or all of these ways we hope that the greatest love of all will renew your spirit.

All are welcome to attend a King’s House retreat. The current suggested amount is $185 which reflects our actual costs. If you are able to give more, we appreciate your gift. If you cannot give as much, we understand. The retreat fee is paid as an anonymous donation by envelope, making it affordable for everyone. One person helps another to be here and no one is turned away due to financial circumstances.

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Men’s 

Men’s Quiet Retreat April 1 – 3, 2021 (Holy Week)
Thursday, April 1 – 6:00 pm to
Saturday, April 3  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation: 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Mark Dean, OMI & Fr. Sal Gonzalez, OMI

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Men’s Quiet Retreat April 23-25, 2021
Friday, April 23 – 6:00 pm to
Sunday, April 25  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation: 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Sal Gonzalez, OMI and (by Zoom) Peggy Keilholtz

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Women’s

Women’s Quiet Retreat March 5- 7, 2021
Friday, March 5,  – 6:00 pm to
Sunday, March 7  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation : 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and Danielle Harrison

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Women’s Quiet Retreat March 12-14, 2021
Friday, March 12,  – 6:00 pm to
Sunday, March 14  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation : 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and Peggy Keilholtz

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Women’s Quiet Retreat March 19-21, 2021
Friday, March 19,  – 6:00 pm to
Sunday, March 21  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation : 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and Karen Seaborn

Cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Women’s Quiet Retreat March 23-25, 2021 (MidWeek)
Tuesday, March 23,  – 6:00 pm to
Thursday, March 25  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation : 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and Danielle Harrison

Cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Women’s Quiet Retreat March 26-28, 2021 (Palm Sunday Weekend)
Friday, March 26,  – 6:00 pm to
Sunday, March 28  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation : 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Sal Gonzalez, OMI and Peggy Keilholtz

This weekend is now full. Please call or email to be added to the waitlist.

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Women’s Quiet Retreat April 9-11, 2021
Friday, April 9  – 6:00 pm to
Sunday,  April 11  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation : 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and Karen Seaborn

This weekend is now full. Please call or email to be added to the waitlist.

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)

Women’s Quiet Retreat April 16-18, 2021
Friday, April 16  – 6:00 pm to
Sunday,  April 18  – 1:00 pm
Suggested Donation : 
$185
Presenters for the weekend:
Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and Danielle Harrison

This weekend is now full. Please call or email to be added to the waitlist.

Retreat Registration: (The “price” is a suggested donation and no payment is required before the retreat.)