Fr. Ripperger Retreat April 30, 2022

Registration is Closed

The registration for the retreat with Fr. Ripperger was at capacity approximately 4 hours after it was announced.  In fact, we are over capacity at this point when we include our own community members.


We realize many of you are disappoined but we had to limit the attendance to our building capacity.


We do not have a waiting list at this time because we are over capacity and don't anticipate many cancellations.


We are not able to livestream the event because we are located in a rural area with very poor internet service.  We have had professinals here to attempt to livestream previous retreats and it is just not possible.  Our internet speed and strength will not accomodate any type of livestreaming.

Our Times: Urgent Spiritual Protection for Us and Our Families

Due to the state of the world and its people, Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry is needed now more than ever.  The worlds' condition and the plight of its people will continue to intensify.  We are here to help; to try to understand it and to find hope and the proper responses to it.


We are able to host this retreat because Fr. Ripperger as our Spiritual Father is willing to help us in this fundraising effort during these difficult times.

There will be no private appointments with Fr. Ripperger.

No one under 16 admitted.

Location of Retreat:  Sanctuary of the Sorrowful Mother

318 N. 8th St. Vandalia, IL 62471


Additional Information:

Please park in the Mother of Dolors Parish parking lot just North of the Sanctuary of the Sorrowful Mother.

No meals are included.  We have several outdoor devotional areas that have outdoor furniture if you would like to bring a lunch.  There are several sit down and fast food restaurants within a mile of our building.  Information on area restaurants will be available on the day of the retreat.

Please do not request a private session with Fr. Ripperger as there is no time allotted for individual sessions.

You may take notes but do not record the sessions.

We carry all of Fr. Ripperger's books in our store along with many other books, statues, rosaries, St. Benedict items and other sacramentals.


Saturday, August 30

Doors open: 7:30 am  Check-in.  No walk-ins allowed.

8:30 am  Rosary

9:00 am Holy Mass

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Session 1

11:30 -1:00 pm  Lunch Break

1:00 pm Session 2

2:00 pm Break

2:30 pm Session 3

3:30 pm Break

4:00  Question and Answer

5:30 pm Blessing of Religious Items

Final Blessing/Dismissal

Sunday, May 1

8:30 am Holy Mass


Fr. Ripperger at OSMM Sacristy