Ignatian Silent Retreat for Women

APRIL 22-25, 2021 OR MAY 4-6, 2021

We have two women's retreats scheduled this spring at Christ the King Retreat House in Buffalo, MN. We are offering the traditional Thursday to Sunday format as well as a shorter, midweek retreat opportunity. The retreats are conference style, with several 30-minute conferences each day. The silent time between conferences should be used for prayer and reflection on the material presented. The leader will be available during these tines for short, individual conferences. 

Silence can help us come to know ourselves and our God. When we are silent, we are able to get beyond the noise, distractions, and facades of everyday life. Christ not only died but also rose that we might have live to a fuller extent. By reflecting on this in silence, we can see more clearly who we are and how we need to grow in order to really live in this modern world.


Weekend Retreat
April 22-25 (4 days, 3 nights)

Arrival: April 22, 4-6 pm
Departure: April 25, 1 pm
Director: Susan Stabile

Susan Stabile is Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of St. Thomas and an adjunct instructor in Theology at St. Catherineís University. She is a spiritual director and retreat leader trained in the Ignatian tradition, and served as a member of the adjunct ministerial staff of St. Ignatius Retreat House in New York before moving to the Twin Cities in 2007. She offers individual spiritual direction and conducts Ignatian and other retreats, RCIA and adult faith formation classes, and other programs at parishes and other venues in the Twin Cities and beyond. Susan is the author of Growing in Love and Wisdom (Oxford University Press) and the blog, Creo en Dios!, on which she posts spiritual reflections and podcasts. 

Midweek Retreat
May 4-6 (3 days, 2 nights)

Arrival: May 4, 4-6 pm
Departure: May 6, 1 pm
Director: Sr Catherine Michaud

Catherine Michaud, CSJ, has an M.A. in Spirituality from Gonzaga University where she trained with the Jesuit community and at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center in Spokane in spiritual direction and retreat work. She has been a professor of theology and Christian Spirituality for over 25 years—the majority of those years at St. Catherine University where she was director of the MA Program in Theology and the Certificate Programs in Pastoral and Catechetical Ministry. She is a systematic theologian whose doctoral specialty focuses on the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church. She is now engaged in spiritual direction and leading retreats, as well as theological research, writing, and giving public lectures in her areas of specialty, Vatican Council II and the Holy Spirit. 


Please email Carol Arend at or call the parish office!


We invite you to prayerfully consider supporting this ministry. If you wish to make a donation, please visit (select the Women’s Ignatian Retreat fund) or you may mail a check to our parish office.




Both retreats are now full. If you would like to add your name to our waiting list, please email Carol Arend at