Contemplative Living
in a Busy World:
The Face of the Father's Mercy

November 7-11, 2016

Registration fee: $295
Print registration form (pdf)

 Pope Francis, in proclaiming a Jubilee Year of Mercy, has called Jesus Christ “the face of the Father’s mercy.” In this silent retreat we will look at our personal experiences of God’s mercy, mercy from other people, and mercy we have and could show to others. We will look at the bible on this topic as well as the saints and Church Fathers. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy will be discussed and the importance of the sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) in receiving the mercy of God. Meals will be in silence and a period of Eucharistic Adoration will be offered. 

The retreat will begin with Vespers at 5:30 p.m. on Monday followed by supper and the first conference at 6:45. Two conferences per day will be given and the retreat will conclude with a closing blessing at 9:30 on Friday morning. 

To request a registration form, contact the Retreat Director at New Melleray Abbey by phoning (563) 588-2319 or print and send a copy of the Registration Form (pdf) along with your check to:

Contemplative Living in a Busy World
C/O Retreat Director
New Melleray Abbey
6632 Melleray Circle
Peosta, IA 52068

Overnight participant: full payment of $295
Commuter Fee: $175
Room deposit of $20 (to be applied to registration fee upon arrival)