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Journey into Silence Retreat ~ Rising from Winter (4-Day Retreat in Conway, MI)


Thursday 03/23/2023 - Sunday 03/26/2023
The retreat begins with dinner at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 23, and concludes around 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 26.

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you. Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A spiritual director will be here to companion with you on this silent retreat.

The Journey into Silence retreat is held at the Augustine Center Retreat House. The center is a retreat house welcoming individuals and groups for ongoing formation, education, and spirituality. The Augustine Center is located in Conway, Michigan, on the northern border of Petoskey.

The Journey Into Silence retreat begins with dinner at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 23, and concludes around 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 26.

Retreat Details

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

  • Each guest must complete a health screening and sign a visitor health agreement (see form here)
  • For groups of more than 14, “talks” will take place in the chapel to allow adequate social spacing
  • The Siena Hall (lecture room) functions as a second dining room for social spacing purposes
  • Retreatants sit in the same location each time for meals and in the chapel or lecture room spaces
  • Kitchen staff individually wraps each cold item to be served; hot food will be plated for each guest
  • Sanitizers and gloves are available
  • Face coverings must be worn in common areas
  • Exhaust fan systems remain on to create negative pressure in each bedroom and in the chapel
  • Bedroom doors are to remain closed
  • Employees at the center undergo daily health screenings

Although Augustine Center Retreat House takes many precautions, they cannot guarantee the health of a guest – each retreatant assumes their own risk in their decision to come to St. Augustine Center.

Catechist Certification

  • Many programs offered at Dominican Center may be taken for credit toward Catechist Certification for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. These programs are assigned a Content Formation Dimension (CFD). After attending the class in person, watching it live or as a video on demand, go to the Catechist Certification Credit Form. Fill out the form and answer the reflection questions. The completed form needs to be printed and submitted to your religious education director in your parish.
  • CFD: Spirituality

Registration Fee and Information

  • Cost: $365
  • Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room.
  • Space is limited – please register at your earliest convenience.
  • Financial scholarships are available – call to request information.
  • View Dominican Center’s Refund Policy

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