All Bed & Breakfast retreats are conducted by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, and can be scheduled by parishes or individual groups at the retreat center of choice.
Retreats for parishes or individual groups in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are held at Fatima House in Bedminster (limit 12 beds).
Suggested B&B Format: Begin with registration/check in at 5:00 p.m. and the first conference at 7:00 p.m. The second conference follows breakfast the following morning at @9:30 a.m. with the retreat concluding by 11:00 a.m.
For more information on booking a retreat, or to get on the mailing list for retreats at Fatima House, email [email protected]
The following retreats are available year-round for all ages:
1. THE LITTLE WAY OF SPIRITUAL CHILDHOOD: Schedule this B&B around St. Therese of Lisieux's feast day of October 1 and offer devotees a very special way to connect with this beloved saint and her Little Way of Spiritual Childhood.
2. ANGELS: This retreat is perfect for the month of October, this B&B explores Church teaching on angels, including their powers, the guidance they offer us, and how to develop a closer relationship with your guardian.
3. MODERN MORTIFICATION: Help your group/parishioners prepare for Lent with this expose of the history of mortification and them any creative ways we can apply these principles to our lives during the Lenten season. Concludes with participants "picking a penance"!
4. THE CATHOLIC ALTERNATIVE TO MINDFULNESS: Catholics don't need Buddhist techniques to become more mindful. We have our own version of mindfulness that comes from the Catholic mystical tradition. In these Bed & Breakfast retreats, Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, presents this little-known alternative to mindfulness known as the Practice of the Presence of God and the sacrament of the present moment. Participants will receive instruction on how to live in the present moment, to focus on the presence of God and His will for each moment, and how to incorporate these practices into daily life.
Make checks payable to the Catholic Life Institute at PO Box 1173 Pottstown, PA 19464