The retreats are held at Christ the King Retreat Center or “King’s House,” which is run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The retreat house opened in 1952 and is located 40 miles west of Minneapolis on a bluff overlooking Buffalo Lake. Its tree-covered grounds provide a sacred place of meditation and quiet time. All retreatants will have private rooms so that they will have the solitude needed to make their retreat.
As this is an Ignatian retreat, the conferences will incorporate the teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Saint Ignatius developed The Spiritual Exercises—a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices—which were originally meant to be prayed with on a 30-day silent retreat. This Ignatian retreat will draw on many of the themes in these Spiritual Exercises with a trained spiritual director who will guide you over the course of the weekend.
Brother Ralph Cordero was born in New York but grew up in Puerto Rico. He graduated from the Ohio State University in 1990 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. He practiced optometry for 10 years before joining the Society of Jesus in 2000. He is currently an assistance to the novice director, spiritual director to novices, and minister of the house for the Midwest Province in St. Paul.
Susan Stabile is an experienced spiritual director and retreat director trained in the Ignatian tradition and a member of STM. Susan is an adjunct Instructor in Theology at St. Catherine’s University and teaches in the Sacred Ground program for the training of spiritual directors. She offers retreats and other programs of spiritual formation in parishes, retreat houses and other venues around the country and is the author of numerous publications.
We do not ask for a deposit or payment to attend this retreat. There will be time at the end of the retreat to consider what you can reasonably afford. If you wish to make a donation online, please visit www.osvhub.com/morecommunity (select the Women’s Ignatian Retreat fund) or you may mail a check to our parish office.
Please contact Carol Arend, Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, at email@example.com or call the parish office.