• Pause and Reflect: Recollections and Retreats for Lent 2017

    Lent is a time for reflection and prayer. Here’s a list of recollections and retreats to help you do just that.
    by Tina Santiago-Rodriguez .
  • Pause and Reflect: Recollections and Retreats for Lent 2017
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  • With Holy Thursday just a few weeks away (April 13), attending a Lenten recollection or retreat is a great way to look within one’s heart and refresh one’s soul, especially if you’re a Christian. So here is a list of retreat/recollection schedules to help you out:

    1. Intensive Contemplative Experience in Lent (ICEL) 
    Date: March 30 to April 2, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    Venue: Regina RICA along Marcos Highway, Sitio Aguho Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal 
    Details: The Intensive Contemplative Retreat is a three-day intensive practice of contemplative prayer. It will be enhanced with the intensity and length of the sitting practice that helps make contemplation a habit and a way of life.
    Organizer: Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii
    Call: (02) 3725327 / 0928-7545475 , look for Sr. Ding.

    2. Lenten Recollection 2017

    Date: April 3, Monday, 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
    Venue: Saint Dominic Chapel, UST Center for Campus Ministry, 3rd Floor UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center, University of Santo Tomas
    Details: The recollection is an annual event organized by the UST Center for Campus Ministry. This year’s recollection bears the theme “The Word Is a Gift, Others Are a Gift.”
    Organizer: UST Center for Campus Ministry
    Call: (02) 7409719  

    3. Pathways North Quezon City Lenten Recollection
    Date: April 4, Tuesday, 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
    Venue: TechnoPortal Conference Room A, U.P. TechnoHub, Diliman, Quezon City
    Details: Pathways is a Catholic Charismatic community that “conducts weekly prayer meetings where God meets you where you are,” according to their Facebook page. This Lenten Recollection they’re organizing is open to all.
    Organizer: Pathways North Quezon City
    Call: 0920-9134482 and look for Mike Lagazon

    4. Come, Listen, Live! (Isaiah 55:3): A Lenten Recollection
    Date: April 8, Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    Venue: Verbum Dei Apostolate Center, Elpido Santos corner Market Avenue, Palatiw, Pasig
    Details: This is a whole-day recollection organized by the Verbum Dei Missionary Family, “a Catholic missionary community composed of consecrated men, women, couples, and lay disciples at the service of the Word of God.”
    Organizer: Verbum Dei
    Call: 0947-5857172 (Sarah) or (0918-9492286) Menchie

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    5. Vacation With the Lord: Holy Week Retreat 2017
    Date: April 7 to April 16* 
    Venue: Participants can choose from 3 venues: Mirador Jesuit Villa, Baguio City; Horacio Dela Costa Formation Center & Retreat House, Trece Martires City; or Betania Retreat House, Tagaytay City
    Details: This is a retreat for people who wish to reconnect with themselves and their God in the midst of all the busyness we face every day. Retreat types (guided or directed), retreat directors, and venue options are made available to participants on the website. A pre-retreat orientation and a post-retreat prayer session are also included in the retreat package.
    Organizer: Christian Life Community of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Quezon City
    Call: (02) 4260074 to 75 / 0906-3075002
    * Participants can choose to go for a 3, 5 or 8 day-long retreat 

    6. Intergenerational Lenten Retreat

    Date: April 7, 6.00 p.m. until April 9, 9.00 p.m.
    Venue: St. Paul Scholasticate, Barnabites Street, Purok 163, Barangay San Jose, Tagaytay City
    Details: The Intergenerational Healing Retreat Seminar will be conducted by the Healing Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. It is anchored on a psycho-spiritual approach that uses individual and group processing to make each person aware of the intergenerational patterns of thought, feelings and acts that have existed and still exists in the family tree. 
    Organizer: Healing Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
    Call: (02) 7221233 / 0917-7337311 / 0908-5080808 or through the organizers' Facebook Event page

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    7. Parish Lenten Recollection 2017
    Date: April 8, Saturday, 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    Venue: Christ the King Parish, Filinvest 2, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
    Details: The recollection is open to all and will be facilitated by Rev. Fr. Sheldon Tabile, OCarm.
    Organizer: Christ the King Parish – Filinvest 2
    Call: (02) 9320239

    8. Shine Forth! A “Live Out” Holy Week Retreat by Bo Sanchez
    Date: April 13 (Holy Thursday) and April 14 (Good Friday), 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Culminates with the Grand Easter Feast on April 16 (Easter Sunday) - two sessions (8 a.m.-12 noon and 2 p.m.-6 p.m.)  
    Venue: The Arena, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
    Details: From the invitation by Bo Sanchez himself: “At the end of the day, all of us have our own darkness, All of us have our own confusion, All of us have chaos inside us. And yes, it is dark. But listen to this. Light dispels all darkness. And we’re gonna be praying that God’s light will come in and push out the darkness that is right now there within you. It’s gonna be an awesome time and I want you to be there.” Tickets are sold thru SM Tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlet. You can also get tickets at The Feast Bay Area.
    Organizer: Shepherd’s Voice Radio and TV Foundation
    Call: (02) 7259999

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    9. Follow: Kerygma Lenten Recollection 2017
    Date: April 13 (Holy Thursday) to April 15 (Holy Saturday), 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
    Venue: Enchanting Events Place, Enchanted Kingdom
    Details: Make your Holy Week special with this 3-day “live-out” recollection.
    Organizer: The Feast Santa Rosa Laguna
    Contact: Kerygma Lenten Recollection via their Facebook page

    10. Holy Week Triduum Retreat
    Date: April 12 (Holy Wednesday) to April 16 (Easter Sunday) 
    Venue: Sacred Heart Retreat House, Novaliches and Betania Retreat House, Baguio
    Details: The Center for Ignatian Spirituality (CIS Phil) invites you to come away and experience individually guided days of prayer based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola in this solemn Holy Week Retreat. A major highlight of this retreat is the rich liturgy of the Paschal Triduum presided over by the Jesuit fathers of Sacred Heart Novitiate and San Jose Seminary. The Retreat begins at dusk of Holy Wednesday, and ends mid-day of Easter Sunday. 
    Organizer: The Center for Ignatian Spirituality
    Call: (02) 4264250, or register online

    11. Lenten Recollection 2017
    Date: April 12, 2017 (Holy Wednesday), 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    Venue: Holy Child Chapel, Bonifacio Naval Station, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
    Details: The recollection will help you renew and deepen your relationship with Christ, and will include the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
    Organizer: Holy Child Chapel
    Contact: Holy Child Chapel, Fort Bonifacio Facebook page  

    12. SM Megamall Lenten Recollection
    Date: April 12, 2017 (Holy Wednesday), 1.00 p.m. onwards
    Venue: SM Megamall Halls 1, 2 and 3
    Details: The recollection is an annual event organized by the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord in SM Megamall. 
    Organizer: Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord Community 
    Call: (02) 6388801

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    13. 36th Annual Family Lenten Retreat 
    Date: April 13 (Holy Thursday) until April 15 (Holy Saturday), 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon each day
    Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City
    Details: This retreat is open to all, and will focus on the theme “Kapitbahayan Magkakapitbuhay Nakakapit Kay Kristo.” 
    Organizer: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Cubao
    Contact: OLPH Family Lenten Retreat Facebook page   

    14. True Life Holy Week In-House Retreat 
    Date: April 13 (Holy Thursday) until April 15 (Holy Saturday) 
    Venue: Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Center, Pasig City
    Details: This stay-in retreat will cover topics including “Father’s Love”, “The Cross” and “How to Pray”.
    Organizer: Christ’s Commission Fellowship
    E-mail: truelife@ccf.org.ph 

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    15. Do As I Have Done… Live and Love Without Limits! Easter Encounter 2017
    Date:April 13 (Holy Thursday) until April 16 (Easter Sunday)
    Venue: Santo Niño Spirituality Center, Talo-talo, Consolacion, Cebu
    Details: Participants to this in-house or stay-in retreat who are parents can opt to bring along their kids. Retreat rates (inclusive of accommodations) can be found on the Verbum Dei Philippines website.
    Organizer: Verbum Dei Philippines
    Call: 0908-7645079 

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    16. Shine Forth! Grand Easter Feast 2017 Davao
    Date: April 15 (Holy Saturday), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 16 (Easter Sunday), 8 a.m. to 12 noon
    Venue: SM Lanang Cinema 6 (April 15) / SMX Convention Center, Davao (April 16)
    Details: This stay-out event will feature inspirational talks, powerful worship and Holy Mass. 
    Organizer: The Feast Davao CAP and Kerygma Conference Davao
    Contact: Kerygma Conference Davao Facebook 

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