Founded in 1999, the Beloved Retreat offers you a community within Old St. Pat’s and our Catholic Church. Our hope is that, together, we can rediscover what often eludes us, but what God wants us to know: that we are Beloved. We offer a safe, open and inclusive environment in a quiet, pastoral setting where you can explore your relationship with God and yourself. Following the retreat, you will have opportunities to stay in touch through Legacy Dinners, our Afternoon of Reflection, annual summertime picnic and more — to help us stay connected and to deepen our roots as a community of believers.
The Beloved Retreat is an interactive weekend (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) retreat experience inviting participants to contemplate the unlikely, giddy, and provocative prospect we are actually passionately Loved by God. More than 1,700 people have participated in the Retreat during the course of the last eighteen years. The Retreat is held three times a year and welcomes retreatants whose demographics are, gratefully, very diverse: Single and married; long standing Old St. Pat’s members, and those who have never crossed the threshold of our Church; young people and seasoned veterans; practicing Catholics, alienated Catholics, hurt Catholics, “iffy” Catholics, sisters and brothers from other religious traditions. The retreat has proved to be invigorating, healing, transformative, provocative and comforting for many. Please consider joining us!