• Pause and Reflect: Recollections and Retreats for Lent 2015

    Take some time to renew your spirit this Lenten season by attending a recollection or retreat.
    by Tina Santiago-Rodriguez .
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    Holy Week and the celebration of Easter for Catholics and Christians is a mere two weeks away. If rejuvenating your faith is among your plans this Lenten season, here’s a list of retreat/recollection schedules and locations to help you out:


    1. “Poor: A Way to Sanctity” Lenten Pilgrimage

    Date:    
    March 21, 2015, Saturday, whole day

    Venue:
    Different churches including the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Dagupan and six other churches

    Details:
    Journey with Jesus during this pilgrimage and discover the riches of your faith.

    Organizer:
    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City Parish Office
    Tel. No: (632) 7319306 / (632) 7408878
    Website: http://www.nsollqc.com/


    2. Lenten Recollection: “Following Jesus, the Coach of Compassion and Model of Mindfulness”

    Date:    
    March 21, 2015, Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

    Venue:
    70 Scout Fernandez St. Barangay Laging Handa, QC

    Details:
    This is a recollection-seminar open to all.

    Organizer:
    Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Regina Rosarii Center for Contemplative Prayer
    Look for Sr. Ding
    Tel. No: (632) 3725327 / (63) 928-7545475
    Email: regina_seminars@yahoo.com / http://reginarosarii.org


    3. Katolikong Pinoy Formation Series: Lenten Recollection

    Date:    
    March 21, 2015, Saturday, 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

    Venue:
    Layforce Chapel, San Carlos Pastoral Formation Complex, EDSA Guadalupe, Makati City

    Details:
    Fr. Filemon dela Cruz, O.P. will be giving the recollection.

    Organizer:
    Katolikong Pinoy and the Lay Formation Center (Layforce) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Tel. No: (632) 8960607 / 8958855 loc. 300, 301
    Email: slrlayforce_2008@yahoo.com


    4. Vacation With the Lord Holy Week Ignatian Retreat

    Date:
    March 27 to April 5, 2015*
    *Participants can choose to go for a 3-, 5- or 8-day silent retreat
        
    Venue:
    The retreat will be held at different venues, depending on the dates: Mirador Jesuit Villa, Baguio City (March 27-April 5, March 30-April 5, April 1-April 5)
    Horacio dela Costa Retreat House, Trece Martires, Cavite (April 1-5)
    Villa Sta. Luisa, Tagaytay City (March 30-April 5, April 1-April 5)

    Details:
    This is a silent retreat open to everyone who wants to pause and reconnect with God—and themselves—in the middle of a busy year.

    Organizer:
    Christian Life Community of the Philippines

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Christian Life Community Formation Institute
    G/F CLC Center, Seminary Drive, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Quezon City, Philippines
    Email: clcfi@admu.edu.ph
    Tel. No: (632) 4260074 / (63) 915-8005368 / (63) 939-4674005
    More details at http://www.clcphilippines.org/hwr2015/


    5. 34th Annual Family Lenten Retreat

    Date:
    April 2, 2015 (Holy Thursday) to April 4, 2015 (Holy Saturday), 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

    Venue:
    Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City

    Details:
    The recollection is an annual family retreat sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Cubao, Quezon City. Admission is free.
        
    Organizer:
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Cubao, Quezon City

    For inquiries, please contact:
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Office
    Tel: (02) 9117378
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OLPHCFLR


    6. “Reinvent 2015: God Will Make All Things New”, a “live out” Holy Week retreat

    Date:
    April 2 (Holy Thursday) and April 3 (Good Friday), 2015
    Time: 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon each day
    To culminate with a Grand Easter Feast on April 5 (Easter Sunday)
        
    Venue:
    Thurs-Fri: The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila
    Sunday: The Arena, SM Mall of Asia

    Details:
    The speakers for this inspiring retreat are Bo Sanchez, Fr. Joel Jason, Rev. Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite and Fr. Bob McConaghy.

    Organizer:
    Beaconlight Events

    For reservations and inquiries, please contact:
    Email: Meann at beaconlightevents+seminar@gmail.com
    Tel. no.: Aps at +63917-8533693
    Website: http://holyweekretreat.com/

        
    7. LOST: Kerygma Lenten Recollection

    Date:
    April 2 (Holy Thursday) until April 4 (Holy Saturday), 2015
    Time: 8.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon each day

    Venue:
    Enchanted Kingdom Tent, Santa Rosa City

    Details:
    This is a “live-out” recollection open to all.

    Organizer:
    The Feast Binan and The Feast Santa Rosa

    For inquiries, please contact:
    The organizers via their Event page


    8. Individually-guided Holy Week Retreat

    Date:
    April 1 (Holy Wednesday) until April 5 (Easter Sunday), 2015

    Venue:  
    San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City and Sacred Heart Retreat House and Seminar Center, Novaliches, Quezon City

    Details:
    The Center for Ignatian Spirituality (CIS Phil) offers directed days of prayer every Holy Week. A group of supervised retreat givers will guide the participants one-on-one through the days of prayer.
     
    Organizer:     
    Center for Ignatian Spirituality

    For reservations and inquiries, contact:
    CENTER FOR IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY (PHIL)
    Tel. number: (632) 4263240 to 51
    Fax number: (632) 4264250
    Email address: cisphil@gmail.com
    To download the registration form, go to http://www.cisphil.org/services/retreats/holy-week-retreat  


    9. True Life: Holy Week Encounter Retreat

    Date:
    April 3, 2015 (Good Friday) and April 4, 2015 (Holy Saturday)

    Venue:
    Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Center, Ortigas

    Details:
    This retreat is open to all and will focus on finding joy and purpose in one’s life.
        
    Organizer:
    Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) Center, Ortigas

    For inquiries, please contact:
    Tel. number: 0939-7892777 (Maur)
    Email: Via the CCF website: http://www.ccf.org.ph/feedback


    10. Visita Iglesia Online

    Date:
    All throughout Lent and Holy Week (Accessible online year-round)

    Venue:
    Online at http://visitaiglesia.net/ph/

    Details:
    The Visita Iglesia website offers videos and homilies that the public can use as an “online retreat.”
        
    Organizer:
    Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines

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