Retreats at Holy Cross Seminary

Notice regarding retreats scheduled for 2021/2022

Retreats are scheduled to take place on the dates given below.  However, even should your registration be accepted, please do not finalize any travel plans until you have received confirmation from the Seminary that the retreats will take place according to schedule.  There are some logistical challenges in holding the retreats while the Seminary is in the process of closing and relocating seminarians.

Whether the retreats are able to go forward on schedule will be finalized by the beginning of November.

The dates for the upcoming retreats (which will follow the 5-day Ignatian format) are:

  • Men's Retreat Monday 27 December 2021 - Saturday 1 January 2022
  • Women's Retreat 24-29 January 2022

To register for one of these retreats, please:

  1. Download the retreat application form.
  2. Fill out the form and return it to the seminary.  The completed application may be posted to the Seminary, or it may be scanned and emailed to us. ([email protected])
  3. Upon receiving notice that your registration has been accepted and that the retreat is going ahead as per schedule, please pay the $50 non-refundable deposit.  This deposit is necessary to demonstrate the firm intention of the applicant to attend the retreat. Payment may be made by cheque or bank transfer into the Seminary's General Fund.
  4. Download the driving directions if you need them.

Additional Notes:

  1. The first conference of the retreat is at 2pm of the opening day; the retreat officially ends at about noon of the final day.
  2. The complete suggested donation for a retreat is $250 (i.e the $50 deposit + $200).  It is preferable that this is submitted before coming or immediately upon arrival at the Seminary.
  3. A special mention must be made regarding verbal requests to ‘reserve a place for me on retreat’.  These are not sufficient for registration.  It is always understood that such requests are granted on the expectation that the applicant will submit the registration form within the ensuing few days.  If the form does not arrive in that time, the ‘reservation’ is considered forfeit.