A Weeklong Retreat in the Carmelite Tradition
July 15 – 20, 2018
The Carmelite tradition began with a small group of Christians coming together in a valley on Mount Carmel in Israel in the early 1200’s. They were pilgrims who wanted to live on holy ground. It was their way of following Christ.
Life in the valley included an atmosphere of silence and solitude. The hermits came together for Eucharist, dialogue, and, eventually, the prayer of the church and meals. But the fundamental activity was a contemplative attending to God’s loving presence.
The Rule of Carmel structures an environment for today’s pilgrim. It encourages the seeker to live in a way he or she can be found by God. This retreat/seminar will reflect the life lived long ago on Mount Carmel, but with additional elements of instruction in the tradition.
With the saints of Carmel as our guides, we will explore the origins of Carmel, our living tradition, and the nature of contemplation and prayer.
Fr. Donald Buggert, O. Carm.
Fr. Robert Carroll, O. Carm.
Fr. Robert Colaresi, O. Carm.
Dr. Keith Egan, T.O. Carm.
Fr. Leopold Glueckert, O. Carm.
Fr. John Welch, O. Carm.
Full program is now sold out. Commuter rate of $225.00 is still available. Commuter includes meals only. Register by visiting the Carmelite Spiritual Center website.
Please contact the Spiritual Center at 630-968-4141 for more information about nearby alternative lodging for this retreat.