Retreats and Days of Reflection

The Lord invites us to “Come away and rest awhile” with him. 
The Institute for Pastoral Leadership has three planned retreats for 2019-2020

October 19, 2019
Love God, Love Creation: an Immersion into a Sacred Journey

AT: Joseph & Mary Retreat House
1300 Stritch Dr, Mundelein, IL 60060
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
COST: $75 per person

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/love-god-love-creation-an-immersion-into-a-sacred-journey-tickets-70909112063

Join us in a spiritual retreat based on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si, On Care of God’s Creation.  This day will include prayer by St. Mary’s lake, opportunities to spend time in creation, Mass, input and reflection.

Retreat facilitators:   Father Ed Shea OFM , Michael J. Terrien, Brian V. Leonard, Van Bensett

January 2020
Silent, Directed Retreat for Women

Friday 7 pm through Sunday noon.  Dates TBD

The women will be accompanied on this silent retreat by individual sessions with a spiritual director.
Limit of 20 women.

Saturday, March 15, 2020
Spiritual Spring Training Retreat for Men

Fr. Ed Pelrine, Retreat Director

At University of Saint Mary of the Lake Conference Center

Custom Retreats

The institute for Pastoral Leadership of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, will work with groups, parishes, vicariates and others to organize, plan, as well as provide retreats.  We will work with your team to provide a retreat experience that meets your needs, whether that is a day, overnight, weekend or more.  Our facilities allow us to offer private bedrooms, comfortable meeting rooms, set up to your groups needs and acres of outdoor wooded space with places for prayer as well as a beautiful lake.  The campus of the University provides for all those essential elements for retreat.  Guests stay in our Conference Center facilities on the south end of the University campus.  There are 3.5 miles of road that take you around St. Mary Lake which is forested and populated with beautiful wildlife.

CONTACT: Catherine Sims at 847-837-4552,  to have a conversation about ways we can help you achieve the spiritual goals for your group.  You can also email me at csims@usml.edu.  Quotes for custom retreats provided after consultation.


Our Sleeping Room Amenities:

      • Most of our 104 sleeping rooms have two beds of your choice: two twin size or one full size and one twin size
      • Private bathroom in every sleeping room
      • Wireless internet access
      • Laundry machines
      • Complimentary: Coffee, tea, soda, water, refrigerator, newspapers & TV available in the Living Room anytime