Into the Land of Carmel 2020

Event Phone: 630-969-4141

A Weeklong Retreat in the Carmelite Tradition
July 12 – 17, 2020 Cancelled for 2020, returning 2021

Into the Land of Carmel has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.  The retreat will be returning in the summer of 2021 with the same program and presenters. If you have already registered for this program, we will be contacting you soon to process refunds or move your deposits to next year’s program.

The Carmelite tradition began with a small group of Christians coming together  in a valley on Mount Carmel in Israel in the early 1200’s. They were pilgrims who wanted to live on holy ground. It was their way of following Christ.

Life in the valley included an atmosphere of silence and solitude. The hermits came together for Eucharist, dialogue, and, eventually, the prayer of the church and meals. But the fundamental activity was a contemplative attending to God’s loving presence.

This retreat/seminar will reflect the life lived long ago on Mount Carmel, but with additional elements of instruction in the tradition. With the saints of Carmel as our guides, we will explore the origins of Carmel, our living tradition, and the nature of contemplative prayer.

Fr. Robert Carroll, O. Carm.
Fr. Robert Colaresi, O. Carm.
Dr. Keith Egan, T.O. Carm.
Fr. Leopold Glueckert, O. Carm.
Fr. Matthew Gummess, O. Carm.
Fr. Craig Morrison, O. Carm.
Fr. Elias O’Brien, O. Carm.
Fr. John Welch, O. Carm.

  • Into the Land of Carmel
     July 12, 2020 - July 17, 2020
     5:00 pm - 12:30 pm