Come away from the noise of the world for a three or five day silent retreat to learn more about how God talks to you through the Scriptures and in the movement of your own heart. Learn the rules of Ignatian discernment, encounter Jesus in the message He has for you through the Scriptures, and understand who and whose you are as a son or daughter of God. Expect daily talks, time for silent and guided prayer, opportunities for Mass, confession and meetings with spiritual directors.
3-Day Ignatian Retreat:
May 26-28, 2023
The Ignatian Weekend Retreat is an introductory retreat in Ignatian Spirituality. During the weekend, you will experience silence, spiritual direction, and private prayer as we work through the first 5 rules of St. Ignatius. This retreat is facilitated by Dawn Hausmann and Karen Ervin.
Retreat fee is $225 and includes all meals, materials and lodging. This retreat begins with dinner at 7:00pm on Friday the 26th and ends mid-afternoon on Sunday the 28th
5-Day Ignatian Retreat
May 26-31, 2023
During this time we will work though some of St. Ignatius's Rules for Discernment. The week will also include several conferences on Ignatian decision making and spiritual direction each day. This retreat is facilitated by Dawn Hausmann and Karen Ervin.
Retreat fee is $575 and includes all meals, materials and lodging. This retreat begins with dinner at 7:00pm on Friday the 26th and ends on Wednesday afternoon the 31st.
About the Facilitators
Dawn Hausmann is the Director of Consecrated Vocations, Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry, and Delegate of Consecrated Life for the Lansing Diocese. She has been serving the Diocese of Lansing since 2011. She has a degree in Social Work from MSU and a Master in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul Institute for the Studies of Marriage and Family in Washington D.C. She has a passion for spreading John Paul II's Theology of the Body, teaching Ignatian Spirituality, and for helping people journey in vocational discernment. She herself has responded to a call to the consecrated life in the vocation of consecrated virginity. On November 16th 2019, Dawn was consecrated to a life of virginity as a bride of Christ by Bishop Boyea on the Feast of St. Gertrude.
Karen Ervin has given her life to Christ and is consecrated as a virgin living in the world for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Her love for the Lord is infectious and she leads women and youth retreats so that others might encounter Christ. She comes with a wealth of knowledge in the battles we face everyday to live the faith, having worked for 23 years as a high school teacher, counselor and principal. She now works in parish ministry and shares the Gospel as the Associate Director of Evangelization at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan.
About the Facility
Bethany Conference Room
Both Ignatian Retreats take place in the Bethany House on the grounds on St. Francis Retreat Center. Bethany House guest rooms are single occupancy and each have a private bathroom. The entire facility is air conditioned and there is Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Meals may be served in the Retreat House dining room, which is a short walk across the parking lot. There is a refrigerator for guest use in each dining room if you would like to bring some of your own food or snacks.
There is no laundry on site.