Join us for a special retreat with
Fr. Jacques Philippe
Thursday, February 13 - Friday, February 14, 2020
Inner Peace: How to find and communicate peace
Forming a personal prayer life and deep relationship with God
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 Retreat
The cost of this retreat is $50.00
No refunds will be given for cancellations for this retreat.
We are expecting a full crowd so please reserve early.
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