Upcoming Retreat Opportunities at
The Archbishop BrunettRetreat Center
at the Palisades
4700 SW Dash Point Road,
Federal Way, Washington
For more information or to register, please call (206) 748‐7991 or visit
On the Water with the Lord
A Retreat for Catholic Women Physicians
Sr. Mary Diana Dreger, OP, MD
WHAT IS A RETREAT?
A retreat is a physical and spiritual pause from daily life. Although a retreat can be restful,
it differs from a vacation in that its primary purpose is to grow
deeper in relationship with God.
WHY ATTEND A RETREAT?
Retreats are an integral part of our Catholic faith. In fact, the Church encourages Catholics to make
a retreat at least once per year. They provide a healthy opportunity to disconnect from
the pressures of everyday life and reconnect with God.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A RETREAT?
The weekend typically includes presentations from the retreat leader and opportunities for Mass
and confession, as well as ample free time for rest, prayer, and reflection.
Information based on the articles "Why go on a Spiritual Retreat?" by Fr. Francis Hoffman, Executive Director of Relevant Radio,
Our Sunday Visitor, 6 April 2009 and "Why and How to make a Retreat" by Fr. C.J. McCloskey.
This material first appeared on the website The Catholic Thing (www.thecatholicthing.org) Copyright 2015.
All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.