Directed Retreats

Silent directed retreats allow us to withdraw from the busyness of life and to reflect on and deepen our relationship with God. They offer an experience grounded in solitude, silence, and prayer, and include daily meetings with a spiritual director.

*In accordance with CDC COVID-19 guidelines, in-person guests registered for programs or retreats at Mercy by the Sea are required to present either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test (not a home test) within 72 hours of arrival. Masks are optional, but are recommended for non-vaccinated guests. 

Mercy For All funds provide financial assistance for those who cannot afford the full fee, thanks to contributions from generous donors and the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. To inquire about assistance, we invite you to contact Sister Ann McGovern.

2022 Directed Retreats

Holy Week Directed Retreat with Claire Rusowicz - SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Sister Ann McGovern.
Palm Sunday, April 10 – Holy Thursday, April 14 ($400).
7-day Directed Retreat - SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Sister Ann McGovern.
Sunday, May 29 – Sunday, June 5 ($700)
With Joanne Bourquard, Gail DeMaria CSJP, Lisa Irish and Andrea Minelli.
7-day Directed Retreat - SOLD OUT
Sunday, July 3 – Sunday, July 10 ($700)
Register with Ann Rodgers, CP, Marge Milanese, Eileen Smith RSM, Jan Webb and Vincent Pelletier FSC.
7-day Directed Retreat - SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Sister Ann McGovern
Sunday, July 17 – Sunday, July 24 ($700)
With Laura Arvin OP, Fr. Joseph Donnelly, Margaret Galiardi OP, Honora Nicholson RSM and Carol Tropiano RSM.
7-day Directed Retreat - SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Sister Ann McGovern.
Sunday, July 24 – Sunday, July 31 ($700)
With Nan Bouche, Maureen Christensen RSM, Eleanor Guerin RSM and Fr. Terry Moran.
4-day Directed Retreat - SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Sister Ann McGovern.
Sunday, August 21 – Thursday, August 25 ($400)
With Anne Duhaime RSM, Claire Rusowicz, Shane Phelan and Judy Fortune RSM.
7-day Directed Retreat - SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Sister Ann McGovern.
Sunday, August 28 – Sunday, September 4 ($700)
With Joannie Cassidy SSJ, Roberta Cote, Jean Marie Holup SSCM,  Mary E. Looby GNSH and Connie Messitt CSJ.
4-day Directed Retreat
Tuesday, September 6 – Saturday, September 10 ($400)
Register with Tren Meyers OR Mary MacGillivray OR Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager. Judy Fortune RSM is booked.
4-day Directed Retreat -
Sunday, October 2 – Thursday, October 6 ($400)
Register with Carol Villaggio.
 7-day Directed Retreat - SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, email Sister Ann McGovern.     
Sunday, October 2 – Sunday, October 9 ($700)
Register with Kathleen Geelan, Kathleen McAlpin RSM and Janet Weber, RSCJ.
7-day Directed Retreat
Sunday, December 4 – Sunday, December 11 ($675, winter rate applies)
Register with Sue LaVoie OR register with Sue Wieczynski RSM.