Cedarbrake Retreats

Days of Reflection

Unless otherwise stated, all Days of Reflection begin with light refreshments & registration at 8:30 a.m. 

First Session begins promptly at 9 a.m. The day concludes at 2:30 p.m.

If you wish to stay a night in conjunction with the Day of Reflection, you may do so at a discounted rate depending on room availability. Please call in advance for room availability and reservations.

Weekend Retreats

All weekend retreats begin on Friday evening and end on Sunday before noon.

Meals are provided Saturday and Sunday morning.

All bed and bath linens are provided. 

Personal items such as soap, shampoo, hair dryers, etc are not provided.

  • Cash, checks and money orders are welcome. Credit card payments may be made online by registering using the links below.


Starting Anew, July 17-19, 2015

This retreat is for men and women who have gone through the trial of divorce and want to find healing and support. The retreat will be an opportunity to reflect and share together on how a dream has ended and how a new one can begin. Whether you have been divorced a year or 20 yeras, there is always a deeper healing to which God calls us. Brian Egan, Director & Beverly Collin, Assistant Director will lead this retreat. The cost is $150 per person for a shared room and $190 for a private room for one. Includes all meals.  Click here to register.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Mary and The Saints

How do you become a saint?

How do you commune with the saints?

The scriptures are filled with examples of the love Mary and the Women of the New Testament had for Jesus.

Our presenter, Lynda Villasana has visited Spain, France, and Italy and will share her own stories, insights and experiences of Mary and the Saints.

The day will be filled with sharing, quiet time, mass and lunch. Cost is $35.  Click here to register.



Prayer and Temperament: Using the Myers Briggs, August 7-9

Knowing something about temperament can give us many insights into the way we act and pray. Our temperaments influence the direction we will take in our relationship with God. There are different prayer forms for different personalities and we will spend the weekend exploring those.

The fee for the Myers Briggs Instrument will be included in the cost for the weekend retreat. Beverly Collin, certified MBTI practitioner will facilitate this retreat.

Cost is $195 for a private room, $160 per person for a shared room, and $85 for commuters.

Click here to register.


Saturday, August 22: Basics of the Bible

Spend a few hours on Saturday getting to know about Our Lord. When we learn about the bible we are learning about God's plan for us. Learn how the bible was formed and more importantly, how the bible can form us into followers of Jesus. Brian Egan will lead this Day of Reflection. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Click here to register.


Saturday, September 19: Retreat 101

This is a day designed for people who have never experienced a retreat, and an opportunity to get out of your routine and give yourself a chance to reflect upon how God moves in your life.  It will be a casual day to discover God’s purpose.  Wear comfy clothes, shoes, and bring a friend if you want, or come to meet new friends.  Feel refreshed and renewed and ready to move forward in your faith. Cheryl “Max” Maxwell, an extremely gifted retreat leader and former Director of Office of Worship and Secretariat Director for Formation and Spirituality at the Diocese of Austin will be leading this retreat. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Click here to register.


Scrupulosity, September 25-27 with Fr. Tom Santa

“A Retreat for the Scrupulous” will be held on Sept. 25-27. Scrupulosity afflicts many people; it robs a person of the peace and love of Christ that they deserve. Redemptorist Father Tom Santa is a priest and pastor in Chicago who will lead this weekend retreat. He brings more than 25 years’ worth of experience in ministering to people with scrupulosity. He is the author of the best-selling book “Understanding Scrupulosity: Helpful Answers for Those Who Experience Nagging Questions and Doubts.”  He is also the director of “Scrupulosity Anonymous,” a support group to help those who struggle. “This retreat will probably not free the participant from the experience of scrupulosity, but it will help individuals understand the problem while providing concrete ‘helps’ that offer some peace and freedom,” Father Santa said. In addition to conferences by Father Santa the weekend includes the celebration of Mass and the sacrament of Reconciliation. The costs for this weekend retreat is $195 for a private room and $160 for a shared room. All meals included. Click here to register.