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.
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.
Fr. David Haschka, SJ was ordained in 1975. He was pastor of St. Thomas More (then St. Luke’s) from 1994-1999, then served as the Secretary for Pastoral and Spiritual Ministries at the United States Jesuit Conference in Washington DC. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 to found the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and the Markoe House Jesuit Community both in Minneapolis. Fr. Haschka has been preaching and directing Ignatian retreats throughout his life as a priest.
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.