Holy Week is almost upon us, and while it is considered the time for Christians to reflect on the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus, we are all encouraged to take some time out to rest not just our bodies, but our souls too. One of the ways we can do this is by attending a retreat or recollection.
To help you determine where to find that much-needed “soul refreshment,” here is a list of retreat/recollection schedules and locations:
1. Vacation With The Lord: 2016 Holy Week Retreat Date: Choose from 8-day, 5-day and 3-day retreats 8 days: March 18 (Supper time) to March 27 (Breakfast time) 5 days: March 21 (Supper time) to March 27 (Breakfast time) 3 days: March 23 (Supper time) to March 27 (Breakfast time)
Venue: Different venues depending on the duration of the retreat (Baguio City, Cavite, Cebu City, Tagaytay City – please refer to http://www.clcphilippines.org/hwr2016 for details)
Details: The Holy Week Retreats listed above are open to all. The general theme of all the retreats is taken from John 13:14: “If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you must wash each other’s feet.”
Organizer: Christian Life Community of the Philippines Tel. No: (02) 4260075 / 0906-3075002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.clcphilippines.org/hwr2016
2. Diocese of Pasig Diocesan Lenten Recollection Date: March 19, 2016 (7 a.m.-12 noon)
Venue: Parish of Sta. Clara de Montefalco, C. Raymundo Ave., Barangay Caniogan, Pasig City
Details: This recollection is free of charge, but delegates should bring their own food. Bishop Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D. will be giving the recollection.
Organizer: Diocese of Pasig Tel. No: (02) 6417591 Website: http://dioceseofpasig.org/
Venue: Imerex Plaza Hotel, 361 B Miranda Street, Barangay Santo Rosario, Angeles City
Details: This recollection features two talks: “Move Forward from Brokenness” and “Move Forward to Spiritual Maturity.”
Organizer: Mystical Fellow-Sheep in Christ For more information, visit www.mysticalfellowsheepinchrist.wordpress.com.
4. Holy Week Retreat: Come Home to Love Date: March 24, 2016 (1 p.m.) to March 27, 2016 (11.30 a.m.)
Venue: Cenacle Retreat House and Center of Spirituality, 59 N. Reyes St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Details: This Holy Week, the Cenacle Sisters invite you to come away from the busy and demanding work environment to a place where Love awaits. (Please note that this is a silent, directed retreat.)
Organizer: Cenacle Sisters For reservations and inquiries, please contact: Cenacle Philippines and Singapore Tel. No: (02) 4342054 / 4343064 / 0917-5703349 Email: email@example.com Website: www.cenaclephilsing.org
5. Holy Week Retreat 2016: R&R: Rest in God’s Love Date: March 24 and 25 (8 a.m.-12 noon on both days), culminating with the Grand Easter Feast on March 27
Venue: Aliw Theater, Pasay City (March 24 and 25), The Mall of Asia Arena (March 27)
Details: Learn how to relax in God’s love, heal your shame, practice self-care, and give yourself the gift of limits by attending this retreat to be facilitated by Bo Sanchez, Rev. Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, and Fr. Bob McConaghy.
Organizer: Beaconlight Events Contact Meann via firstname.lastname@example.org or call Aps at 0917-8533693 For more details, visit http://holyweekretreat.com/.
6. A Holy Week Retreat on Mercy: Pilgrims and Missionaries Date: March 24, 25 and 26, 2016
Venue: SMART Araneta Coliseum
Details: This Holy Week, the Diocese of Cubao invites you to the 35th OLPH Family Lenten Retreat with Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, Bishop Ted Bacani, Bishop Ambo David, and Fr. Anton Pascual as speakers.
Organizer: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Parish, Cubao Tel. No: (02) 91117327 / 4371836 Facebook page: https://facebook.com/OLPHCFLR/
7. Kerygma Lenten Recollection 2016 - NEW (Revelation 21:5) Date: March 24, 25 and 26, 2016 (8 a.m. – 12 noon)
Venue: Enchanted Kingdom Tent, Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
Details: This is a three-day recollection that will be facilitated by leaders from the Light of Jesus family. Admission is free.
Organizer: The FEAST Laguna For inquiries, please contact Kerygma Lenten Recollection on Facebook.
8. God’s Spa: A Lenten Recollection Date: March 24, 2016 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Venue: Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center
Details: This is a different kind of “spa” – it will help you understand and overcome the main stressors of your life, namely financial stress, emotional stress, physical stress, and spiritual stress.
Organizer: The FEAST Greenhills Promenade For inquiries, please contact Feast Greenhills Promenade on Facebook or text 0905-5588800 / 0917-8394607. You may also email email@example.com.