Fr. Jacques Philippe

Join us for a special retreat with

Fr. Jacques Philippe

Thursday, February 13 - Friday, February 14, 2020

"Eucharist, the treasure of the Church"

"God, Rich in Mercy"




Fr. Jacques Phillipe


Fr. Philippe is an internationally known priest who has written numerous books on the spiritual life. From "Searching for and Maintaining Peace" to "The Eight Doors of the Kingdom", his books have been used for many who are seeking to build up their spiritual life and find peace in the modern world.


“In order to resist fear and discouragement, it is necessary that through prayer - through a personal experience of God re-encountered, recognized and loved in prayer - we taste and see how good the Lord is (Psalm 34).” 
― Jacques Philippe, Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart
Fr. Jacques Philippe

Fr. Jacques Philippe



“One of the petitions we make to God most often should be: “Inspire me in all my decisions, and never let me neglect any of your inspirations.” 
― Jacques Philippe, In the School of the Holy Spirit

Fr. Jacques Philippe Retreat

The cost of this retreat is $50.00  

No refunds will be given for cancellations for this retreat.


We will not be able to accept walk-ins.  

Everyone must register in advance.  


Retreat will be held at:  

Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

318 N. 8th St.

Vandalia, IL 62471


Onsite housing is already full.  Please check the local hotels and lodging options link above.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

12:00 pm  Doors open

1:30 pm    Rosary

2:00 pm    Holy Mass

3:00 pm    Break

3:45 pm    Fr. Jacques Philippe 

4:45 pm    Dinner Break

6:15 pm    Apostles of the Interior Life

7:00 pm    Fr. Jacques Philippe


Friday, February 14, 2020

8:30 am     Rosary

9:00 am     Holy Mass

10:00 am   Break

10:45 am   Fr. Jacques Philippe

11:45 am   Lunch break

1:15  pm    Apostles of the Interior Life

1:45 pm    Fr. Jacques Philippe

2:45 pm   Break

3:00 pm  Divine Mercy Chaplet

3:15 pm  Fr. Jacques Philippe






"When uncertain about God’s will, it is very important that we tell ourselves: ‘Even if there are aspects of God’s will that escape me, there are always others that I know for sure and can invest in without any risk, knowing that this investment always pays dividends.’ These certainties include fulfilling the duties of our state in life and practicing the essential points of every Christian vocation. There is a defect here that needs to be recognized and avoided: finding ourselves in darkness about God’s will on an important question . . . we spend so much time searching and doubting or getting discouraged, that we neglect things that are God’s will for us every day, like being faithful to prayer, maintaining trust in God, loving the people around us here and now. Lacking answers about the future, we should prepare to receive them by living today to the full."

— Fr. Jacques Philippe, p. 55 Interior Freedom

Waiting List for Fr. Jacques Philippe Retreat

We are at capacity for the Fr. Jacques Philippe retreat.  Please submit your name on our waiting list and we will contact you if there are any cancellations.  


Because of the overwhelming response, we have had to remove the waiting list for Fr. Jacques Philippe retreat.  

Thank you for your interest and please look at our list for 2020.  We have many awesome priests who are dynamic speakers and draw many to the love of Christ and the Gospels.