Event Phone: 630-969-4141
A Weeklong Retreat in the Carmelite Tradition
July 10 – July 15, 2022
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 gathered for daily Eucharist, dialogue and weekly dialogue. Their fundamental activity was a great 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 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. John Welch, O. Carm.
Into the Land of Carmel
July 10, 2022 - July 15, 2022
5:00 pm - 12:30 pm