Lenten Silent Retreat Weekend

A contemplative retreat for restoration and renewal

Retreat Center
“You are my refuge and my stronghold,
my God in whom I put my trust.”
(Psalm 91:2)

Join us as we begin the season of Lent in silence, stillness and simplicity. This retreat allows retreatants to take a break from the regular routines of their everyday life – resting, renewing and reconnecting with the God who loves them. The weekend is very spacious allowing participants to notice and choose the ways they desire and feel called to connect with God and themselves. There are opportunities for daily offices, meditation, reading, individual spiritual practices, and walking the nature trails. However, naps and simply resting are encouraged, too! Come and see how the God of refuge longs to care and connect with you!


Thursday, March 14 through Saturday, March 16, 2019


Mariawald Renewal Center
1094 Welsh Rd, Reading, PA 19607
The Retreat will have 36 hours of silence.


$170 per person, includes 2 nights (single or double), 6 meals and snacks.

Limited number of scholarships available.

Registration deadline: Monday, March 11

Click here to register


Thursday – March 14, 2019
3 PM – Participants arrive for registration, check-in and tour
6 PM – Welcome dinner
7 PM – Participants meet to discuss the retreat
8 PM – Compline

The Great Silence Begins

Friday – March 15, 2019
7 AM – Coffee
8 AM – Breakfast
9 AM – Morning Prayer (optional meditation following)
Noon – Noon prayer
12:30 PM – Lunch
5 PM – Evening Prayer (optional meditation following)
6 PM – Dinner
8 PM – Compline

Saturday – March 16, 2019
8 AM – Breakfast
9:30 AM – Optional meditation
10 AM – Holy Eucharist

The Great Silence Ends

11 AM – Discussion
12:30 PM – Departing lunch

Check out by 3 PM

For more information, contact Kimberlee Peifer, Associate for Contemplative Prayer & Practices