The New Camaldoli Hermitage is pleased to offer a number of Preached Retreats for 2018

To make a reservation:
(reservations cannot be made through the on-line booking system; we block out all preached retreat dates on the calendar and it will appear that there is no availability. Contact Katee to find out actual room availability)

Monday-Thursday: 831-667-2456 ext. 143 (Katee)
Friday-Sunday: 831-667-2456 ext. 100 (bookstore attendant)

By email:

A one night deposit is required to confirm a reservation, and we have a 7 day cancellation policy. There is an additional $60.00 fee for the Directed Retreat itself. That fee is included in the nightly cost of the room.

The general schedule for these retreats is:

  • First meeting is Friday evening at 7 pm
  • Two meetings on Saturday
  • Last meeting on Sunday before the 11 am mass
  • All Conferences are in the chapter room, through the door just beyond the large Marian icon in the chapel corridor on the left.
  • A bell will be rung 10 minutes before each conference.




June 22-23
Br. Bede Healey, OSB Cam.

“Compassion: Spiritual and Psychological Dimensions”

Compassion is a central theme that spans the world’s religions.  What makes this a driving force in our spiritual lives?  And what psychological processes assist us in developing ourselves as compassionate human beings?  These and other issues will be explored during this retreat.


July 20-21
Fr. Robert Hale and John Mooney

“The Jesus Prayer”  [CANCELLED – we are sorry but due to Fr. Robert’s injury we must cancel. Refunds will be forthcoming. Thank you for your understanding.]

Its transformative power, its practice, its rich heritage.


September 14-15
Br. Ivan Nicoletto

“The Incomplete Christ”

What if the Cosmos, the Earth, Humanity, and God are still coming to birth?  This retreat will offer the opportunity to deepen and to grow with these questions.


October 26-27
Fr. Andrew Colnaghi, OSB Cam; Fr. Arthur Poulin, OSB Cam; and Antionette Betschart, Oblate, OSB Cam. (Incarnation Monastery)

“Transformation in a Polarized World”

In our polarized, fragmented world, transformation of individuals, communities and nations would seem to be of critical importance.  Do fragmentation and polarization inhibit or might they promote our evolving transformation into the image and likeness of god?  This retreat will draw upon scripture, tradition and the experience of retreatants to enhance our awareness of the diverse and creative ways in which God brings about continuing transformation in humankind and all of Creation.


November 16-17
Br. Bede Healey, OSB Cam., and Paula Huston

“Lectio Divina in today’s Spiritual Journey”

Sacred reading, holy reading, close reading – how do we bring together our understanding of the human capacity to read and understand with the mysterious spiritual core of ourselves?  But the monastic practice of Lectio Divina, truly a charism of the church, continues to expand and utilize cultural changes and human knowledge to bring us closer to ourselves and to God.


November 30 – December 1
Br. Bede Healey, OSB Cam., and Dr. Andrew Mitchell, PhD

“Can the Many Become One?”

The philosopher and psychologist William James described the human condition as one of “torn-to-pieces-hood,” his trenchant translation of the German Zerrissenheit. We so often experience ourselves and the world as fractured, divided, separate, unconnected, and alienating. During this retreat, we will draw from Christian monastic and contemplative sources, Buddhist thought, psychoanalytic relational theory, neuroscience and literature to explore a more unitive, real, and truly alive way of being, and what living this way can mean for ourselves, friends, family, society and the world.

Br. Bede is a Camaldolese Benedictine monk and clinical psychologist.  Dr. Mitchell, steeped in both Christian and Buddhist thought and traditions, is a clinical psychologist, clinical neuropsychologist and also an author. 

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