Lenten Silent Retreat Weekend

A contemplative retreat for restoration and renewal

“For God alone my soul in silence waits;
truly, there is my hope.” Psalm 62:6

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, February 27 – Saturday, February 29, 2020


Monday, February 24, 2020


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.

Click here to register


Thursday – February 27, 2020
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 – February 28, 2020
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 – February 29, 2020
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

*While there are many options to chose from, Mariawald is not able to cater to exclusive or specialized diets and cannot guarantee that its kitchen or dining room is free from allergens such as gluten, peanuts, etc.

For more information, contact Br. David Rutledge, CFC .