Individually Directed Retreats for Adults
July 14 - 22, 2023
This retreat is currently at capacity or registration is closed. Please call the office at 847.381.1261 with questions.
Come to the quiet of Bellarmine and take some time for yourself to get away from the distractions of life so you can read, write, catch up on sleep and pray. Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration. Otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for either five or eight days.
Registration requires a $100 deposit. The deadline to register was June 9th.
5-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($795) / 8-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($1095)
Costs include all meals and spiritual direction. Learn more about the Spiritual Directors for these retreats here.
To review the questionnaire that we ask people to submit once registered, please download it here.
Directed retreats are traditionally 8 days long. This means 8 nights over the course of 9 dates. If you are unable to stay for the full retreat, you may abbreviate your retreat and register for a five day retreat.
During your retreat, three meals are provided each day. Daily activities include, daily mass, the opportunity for one-on-one spiritual direction with a trained spiritual director, and many other opportunities to explore a number of sacred spaces on our 80 acres and almost 60,000 square feet of interior space. All activities are optional, but we do ask everyone to respect the quiet of the retreat house for everyone to have the opportunity to read, sleep and reflect in the quiet.
Bellarmine has two libraries, a resource center, two chapels, and many other common areas. Outdoor spaces include a various walking trails, various prayer gardens, a gazebo, stations of the cross, as well as a few patios and outdoor chairs and benches. Please see the photo gallery below to see some of our wonderful spaces.
The $100 deposit is refundable until 30 days before the start of your IDR. We often have people that are on a wait list for the IDR. The 30 days provides them time to make plans to attend if you need to cancel. After 30 days the deposit is non-refundable unless the retreatant is sick.
If you need to change the number of days you are registering for, you must do so at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the retreat. After that, there are no refunds for early departures.
The ministry team and other trained Spiritual Directors lead the spiritual direction of retreats and programs at Bellarmine.