Upcoming Retreats:Registration is now open for our two spring Ignatian Silent Retreats for Women, April 25-28 and May 14-16, at Christ the King Retreat House in Buffalo, Minnesota. The April retreat will be led by Fr. Roc O’Connor, SJ, known to long time IHM and St. Luke parishioners. The May retreat will be led by Fr. Patrick McCorkell, SJ, director of Demontreville Retreat House for men. There is a limited amount of space in each retreat so sign up now! There are brochures and registration forms in the Community Corner and on our website. Questions? Contact Carol Arend, email@example.com, or 651-227-7669 x 305. See/download Our Brochure and Letter/Registration Form.The retreats are conference style, with several thirty minute conferences each day. The silent time between the conferences should be used for prayer and reflection on the material presented. The leader will be available during these times for short, individual conferences. This is a silent retreat because it is in the silence that we come to know ourselves and our God. When we are silent we are able to get beyond the noise, the distractions, and the facades of everyday life. In the solitude we come to grips with ourselves and with our God. God spoke to Elijah not in the storm, nor the earthquake, nor in the fire, but rather in the quiet whisper which could only be heard in silence.