Annual Weekend Silent Retreat

Retreat Dates:
March 13-15
2 Night Retreat: Lord that I might See, The Wonders of a Healing Power of Jesus”
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“We sell out every year, so don’t delay in signing up!”

Lourdes Contacts:
Terri Lewis –  Email:
Tom Sherrill – Email:

You’re invited to join your fellow Our Lady of Lourdes Parishioners for our Annual Lenten Silent Retreat on March 13-15 at Ignatius House in Sandy Springs, GA for an engaging experience “Lord that I might see, the Wonders of a Healing Powers ” directed by Father Peter Fink, SJ.

Located on 20 heavily wooded acres overlooking the Chattahoochee River, you’ll discover a place where you can withdraw from the demands of daily life, rest and become more fully aware of God’s presence. The grounds and wilderness provide the perfect peaceful setting in every season. This retreat will look contemplatively at the gospel stories of Jesus, the healer. Using your imagination, see the expectation and the fears of those who seek to be cured. Using your imagination again, see the love and compassion of Jesus as he summons forth the healing power of God.

Our Retreat Leader, Father Peter Fink, SJ, is a retreat director and spiritual advisor at Ignatius House, having arrived in August 2016. A Jesuit from the New York Province, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1969 and has presided in both the Latin and Maronite churches. Peter came from St. Francis Xavier Church in New York, where he served as associate pastor for 10 years. At Ignatius House he guides weekend retreats on aspects of the Spiritual Exercises, recovery retreats on the 12 Steps, and retreats on Mary, Healing and Reconciliation, and various aspects of the ministry for Priests, Deacons and Lay Ministers.

Register NOW as this retreat will sell out quickly. And please, please, please Bring a friend with you.

For more Retreat details and registration:

For questions, contact OLL parishioners Terri Lewis (908-313-3508) or Tom Sherrill (770-722-7521)

Please contact Ignatius House directly for info regarding financial assistance and let them know you are a OLL Parishoner. (404.255.0503)

Annual Weekend Silent Retreat Overview

Every year Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners attend the Jesuit Ignatius House in Sandy Springs, Georgia for a silent retreat during the season of Lent.  It’s voted “Best Way to Turn It All Off” by Atlanta magazine.  Retreats consist of silent reflection, meditation and prayer and are based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.

A retreat director leads short, engaging spiritual teachings called exercises.

Retreats begin with Friday dinner and end with lunch on Sunday.  You’ll enjoy delicious meals and a private room and bath.  A $50 deposit is required, and additional donations are accepted.  No one is turned away because of financial reasons.

What happens during the weekend retreat?
The retreat director presents a series of brief teachings, all with a powerful message of God’s love for you.  The rest of the time is yours.  You will value the silence and solitude so conducive to restful, spiritual reflection.

Why take a silent retreat?
It is an excellent way to renew and refresh your faith.