"Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed" (Mark 1:35).
"[Jesus] remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere" (Mk 1:45).
"He would withdraw to deserted places to pray" (Lk 5:16).
One of the great tools from the Catholic tradition that has fallen into disuse is the retreat.
On a retreat, we withdraw from ordinary life, go to a "deserted place," and consecrate a period of time to seeking God in prayer.
- Ignatian Retreats
- Thirty Day Retreat
- Eight Day Retreat
- Nineteenth Annotation Retreat
- Weekend Retreat
- Parish Retreats
- Marriage Encounter