Shalom House Offerings

The events listed below are open to the public. Please contact us if you are interested in attending any of these events. We’d love to see you at Shalom House.

Celtic Spirituality – The Road Less Traveled – September 29 – October 1, 2017

This retreat will be led by Brian Morgan, Spiritual Director and former Chairperson for Shalom House Advisory Council and Mike Jackman, Adult Ministry Leader and Current Shalom House Advisory Council Member.

The retreat will begin with dinner on Friday, September 29 and conclude after lunch on Sunday, October 1.  Major topics to be covered: A brief history of Celts and Celtic Spirituality, Celtic Spirituality as the Road Less Traveled, Alternatives to our consumer driven world, Methods to enhance your spiritual life, Living to your full potential, Understanding the presence of God within you, Anam Cara and its place in our lives.

The cost of the retreat is $200 (double occupancy) which includes two overnights, all meals and the program.  For a private room, the cost is $240 for the weekend.  To register, call Shalom House or send a non-refundable deposit of $50 to Shalom House with a notation that the deposit is for the Celtic Spirituality Retreat.


Silent Retreat in the Style of Monsignor Chester Michael – Sunday, October 29, 2017 through Friday, November 3, 2017

This week will begin with dinner on Sunday evening at 5:30 pm followed by the imposition of silence and a conference describing the format for the week.  Each day there will be:

A theme

Appropriate readings for reflection and private dialogue

A prayer service before lunch with songs and readings from the lectionary and a participatory discussion

Daily private individual conference with a Spiritiual Director to keep abreast of your daily dialogues

Conferences in the evening to go over the next day’s theme and to share group prayer

On Thursday, we hope to have a priest join us for reconciliation and celebration of the Eucharist

To promote time for deep, uninterupted reflection, each participant will have a private room.  Because of this, the retreat will be llmited to the first 20 participants to apply.

The fee is $475 for the week.  Contact Mary Martin at for more information or to register.


Moments of Grace – November 10 – 12, 2017 – With Fr. Bill Sheehan and Lynne Larson

This is a weekend Centering Prayer Retreat for Woman and Men Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Lectio Divina.

In the monastic way of doing Lectio Divina, we listen to how God is addressing us in a particular text, especially scripture.

In a similar way, St. Ignatius of Loyola describes these sacred moments, inviting us to be aware of God’s presence and to see ourselves and others as God sees all of his creation – from the center out, rooted in unconditional love and acceptance.

Join us for a time away from ordinary time to share moments of rest and restoration.

The fee for the retreat is $240 for a double room and $280 for a private room.  The fee includes all meals and materials.  To register, contact Lynne Larson at 757-420-3825 or email her at

Enter the Desert with Jesus: A Lenten Journey from Ashes to Alleluias – Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4, 2018

Spend the weekend with Barbara Hughes, a columnist for the Catholic Virginian since 2000.  Barbara is an experienced retreat facilitator and spiritual guide.  Her book Ministry and the Mystical Path is now in its second printing and will be available for purchase during the retreat.

During the weekend:

Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus

Unmask Mirages of the False Self

Drink at the Spring of a Desert Oasis

Ponder the Miracle of Desert Flowers

The fee for the retreat is $204 per person for a shared room or $244 per person for a private room.  Call Shalom House to register.

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