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Musical Reflections Retreat Opportunity

July 9, 2021 - July 11, 2021

Take a self-guided weekend retreat on the beautiful grounds of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary campus and stay at our Conference Center from Friday, July 9 to Sunday, July 11.

For this month’s retreat, join Linda Cerabona, director of music and organist at USML, for two special presentations to experience the history and majesty of the three pipe organs located in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception and the Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium.

July 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium
60-minute program including an overview of the 22-rank Wurlitzer theater pipe organ, the Cardinal Mundelein auditorium, and an organ concert.
Organist: David Rhodes, curator
Organ repertoire:  secular pieces including excerpts from show tunes and Broadway musicals

 

3:00 p.m. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
60-minute program including an overview of the 33-rank 1926 E.M. Skinner Pipe Organ [2014], an overview of the 5-rank Berghaus Positif [2007], the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, and an organ concert.
Organist: Linda Cerabona
Organ repertoire: liturgical and classical music
In memory of Rev. Richard J. Wojcik


Other key times for your self-guided USML retreat experience:

FRIDAY, JULY 9

  • 4:00 p.m.                             Arrival on Friday evening. Check-in to sleeping rooms.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.        Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • Evening hours                     Enjoy the campus grounds. Personal prayer and reflections in the
    Conference Center Chapel.

SATURDAY, JULY 10

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         Breakfast in the Dining Hall
  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.        Free time
  • 11:00 a.m. – Noon               Organ Concert in Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m.                 Lunch in the Dining Hall
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.         Organ Concert in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.         Dinner in the Dining Hall
  • Evening hours                     Enjoy the campus grounds. Personal prayer and reflections in the
    Conference Center Chapel.

SUNDAY, JULY 11

  • 9:00 a.m.                       Checkout of the sleeping rooms
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Mass in the Conference Center Chapel
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Brunch in the Dining Hall
  • 1:00 p.m.                       Retreat end

For a rate of $211 (single occupancy) or $326 (double occupancy), you will experience:

  • A private room with bathroom for two nights/three days.
  • Dinner on Friday, three meals on Saturday, brunch on Sunday.
  • Access USML campus including a 3.1-mile walking trail around St. Mary’s Lake and our other beautiful prayer gardens.
  • 24-hour access to the Conference Center’s private chapel.