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Crossing the Threshold to God Retreat at IHM Center, Scranton, PA

Arrival: Sun., Jun 10, 2018 7:00 PM
Departure: Fri., Jun 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Location: Scranton

Crossing the Threshold to God

As we journey through life, we are continually crossing thresholds. God invites us to explore the possibilities that await us as we “step through the door full of curiosity.” (Mary Oliver) In this retreat we will reflect on the many ways we are called to encounter God anew. The thresholds of our life are limitless! This guided, silent retreat will include prayer, ritual, presentation, use of media, and options for sharing.

When: June 10-15, 2018 (Sunday to Friday)

Presenter: Sister Nancy Hawkins, IHM

Where: The Welcoming Space at the IHM Center
             2300 Adams Avenue  Scranton, PA

Registration Information:

To register for this retreat, please fill out the "IHM Center Retreat Registration Form" located at the top of this page and make checks payable to Sisters of IHM.

Please mail the completed form and registration fee by May 18, 2018, to:    
Sister Jean Louise Bachetti, IHM   
IHM Center
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Please Note that the number of rooms available at the IHM Center is limited; therefore, all room reservations are on a first come first served basis.


      $350 includes room, meals and materials

      $300 Commuter - includes meals and materials

      $150 IHM Sisters

     $100 Sisters who reside at the IHM Center

Please contact Sr. Jean Louise Bachetti with any questions at 570-346-5402 or via email at

Registration Deadline is Friday, May 18, 2018.

About Sr. Nancy: 
Nancy Hawkins, IHM has ministered in the field of education for over forty years. She is an associate professor at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, NY, where she teaches theology, spirituality, and church history. She enjoys giving spiritual direction and offering presentations on the mystics, Celtic spirituality and other topics. Nancy writes for the IHM publication Journey, and has published articles on the theology of Dorothee Soelle.

Directed Retreat Week, Danville, PA

Arrival: Sun., Jun 24, 2018 4:00 PM
Departure: Sat., Jun 30, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Danville

Directed Retreat Week

This retreat will be a silent retreat, tailored to each individual retreatant. A contemplative atmosphere will be supported by silent meals with quiet music.  The retreat will offer time for prayer, liturgy, and meeting privately with a spiritual director to discuss your experience of God in prayer.

When: June 24 - June 30, 2018 (Sunday-Saturday)

Presenter:  Claire McNichol, SSJ

Where:  Saint Cyril Spiritual Center
              Villa Sacred Heart
              580 Railroad Street Danville, PA

Registration Information:

Arrival:   Sunday, June 24 by 4:00 PM - Supper is at 5PM
                 Retreat begins in the evening

Departure: Saturday, June 30 by 11:00 AM


Full Payment is due by registration deadline June 1st, 2018

About Sister Claire:
Claire McNichol, Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, is presently a pastoral associate for Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Collingswood, NJ. Trained in Spiritual Direction at Sisters of St. Joseph Center for Spirituality, she also holds a Master’s degree in Theology from St. Bonaventure University. Claire has conducted Mid-Life Directions workshops, assisted in the Upper Room Formation Program for Spiritual Directors, and directs summer retreats at Saint Mary’s by the Sea, Cape May Point, NJ.  She enjoys doing ongoing spiritual direction along with her parish ministry.


Untethering the Elephant Retreat, Danville, PA

Arrival: Sun., Jun 24, 2018 4:00 PM
Departure: Sat., Jun 30, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Danville

“Untethering the Elephant!”

This retreat will explore how we as religious can put the gift of our charisms to the service of Pope Francis´s call to the renewal of the Church. We will reflect upon the major themes of his Papacy in this light.

When: June 24– June 30, 2018

Presenter: Father Barry Fischer, CPPS

Where:  Saint Cyril Spiritual Center
              Villa Sacred Heart
              580 Railroad Street Danville, PA

Registration Information:

Arrival:  Sunday, June 24 by 4:00 pm
               Retreat begins in the evening

Departure: Saturday, June 30 by 11:00 am


Full Payment is due by registration deadline June 1st, 2018

About Father Barry:

Fr. Fischer is a Missionary of the Precious Blood. He was ordained in 1973 in Santiago de Chile following his theological studies there.  He served as a missionary in Chile and in Guatemala for twenty-six years before being elected Superior General of his Congregation for two terms.  He has experience in formation ministry and gives retreats and seminars around the world in Precious Blood Spirituality.  He currently is Vice-President for Mission and Ministry at Saint Joseph´s College in Rensselaer, IN.

Private Retreats in Danville at the Hermitage/Farmhouse

Location: Danville

Private Retreats in Danville at the Hermitage/Farmhouse

Experience the quiet of The Hermitage or as we familiarly call it The Farm House which is located 1 mile from St. Cyril’s Spiritual Center at 515 Schoolhouse Road and is at the edge of the Meadows’ 100 home retirement complex.

The Farmhouse sleeps 3 comfortably and offers a very quiet, and peaceful, atmosphere in a contemplative setting of solitude in this sacred space. The availability of having the Eucharist at the Hermitage can make the 1st floor prayer room into a chapel for the week of retreat. There are 2 enclosed sun porches, along with an outdoor front porch facing the farm field. The 1st floor has its own fully equipped kitchen if you wish to make your own meals, or you may have meals at St. Cyril’s for an “extra charge”. There is a dining room, library, prayer room, and a bathroom on the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor there is a large comfortable sitting room and a common bath along with 3 individual bedrooms. There are opportunities for daily Liturgies at various times at Maria Joseph Manor, Emmanuel, or the Maria Hall buildings. There are resources available to focus your self-directed, private retreat in books, audio/video tapes, & DVDs for your use during retreat.

To inquire about a solitary hermitage experience at our refurbished farmhouse or to make arrangements for Spiritual Direction, please contact Sr. Jean Marie Holup, SSCM, at Villa Sacred Heart, 580 Railroad Street, Danville, PA, 17821-1698 or e-mail her at Directed retreats of varying periods of time during the year can be arranged by request through Sr. Jean Marie.

Please contact Sr. Michaelette, SSCM at the above mailing address if you are interested in making a private individual retreat for yourself. Registrations for private, individual retreats must be paid in full at least one week prior to the retreat. All checks must be made out to Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius and should be sent to Sr. Michaelette at the above address.

Sister Michaelette is also to be contacted when your whole group wants accommodations for a group program or retreat hosted at St. Cyril's Spiritual Center.

Go to and click “current events” to get to an online flyer to view the Hermitage/Farmhouse.

Retreat Locations

IHM Center

2300 Adams Ave, Scranton PA
Contact: Sister Jean Louise Bachetti, IHM

Our Lady of Grace Center

29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset NY
Contact: Sister Ann Barbara DeSiano, IHM

Saint Cyril Spiritual Center

Villa Sacred Heart
580 Railroad Street, Danville PA
Contact: Sister Jean Marie Holup, SSCM
570-275-0910  "Current Events"