Upcoming Retreat Schedule

To receive our complete schedule for 2018-19 by mail, please email Lila Crotty at lcrotty@arch-no.org.

Except where noted, all of our retreats are attended by women only.  Our Days of Prayer are open to men and women.  In October 2016, we held our first retreat for men only.

Upcoming Retreats

Sr. Janet Franklin

Tue, Nov 13 2018 - Tue, Nov 13 2018

Day of Reflection
Actual Cost: $35.00
Minimum Offering: $35.00
Just as the seasons change as the earth travels around the sun, so our lives grow and are transformed through the workings of the Holy Spirit.
God's Spirit of All-Inclusive Love moves us from season to season in our lives, as we face challenges and use the gifts the Spirit lavishly bestows. We will reflect on the reality of the Holy Spirit through our lives, with scriptures, poetry, art and music to accompany us during this day of prayer in autumn. There will be talks and silent times for contemplation.

As a Sister of St. Joseph, Sr. Janet Franklin has been engaged in spirituality ministry for over 40 years, serving as Vicar of Religious in New Orleans for fourteen years. She facilitates meetings, gives talks and workshops and presents retreats around the country for religious congregations, laity and ecumenical groups. She is a certified spiritual director and writer.

To register online, please click the link or you may call Susan Halligan at 504-267-9604.

Dr. Paul Ceasar/Darryl Ducote

Tue, Dec 4 2018 - Tue, Dec 4 2018

Day of Reflection
Actual Cost: $35.00
Minimum Offering: $35.00
Hope is an indispensable virtue. It leads to an attitude of confidence that allows us to face life's challenges and grow through them both emotionally and spiritually. This day of prayer and reflection is especially appropriate for Advent, the season of hope, since it will explore the psychology, theology and spirituality of this virtue that allows us to continue "living in Hope."

Dr. Paul Ceasar is the Executive Director of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center. His background includes ministry, counseling practice, higher education professor and administration.

Darryl Ducote is the Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. He conducts workshops on prayer and spirituality as well as marriage enrichment.

To register online please clink the link or you may call Susan Halligan at 504-267-9604

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Lorraine Hess

Tue, Dec 11 2018 - Tue, Dec 11 2018

Evening of Reflection
Actual Cost: $20.00
Minimum Offering: $20.00
6pm - 8pm

We’re great at doing things for Christ, but we sometimes struggle with slowing down long enough to listen so we can follow the voice of God. Silence in our prayer is the difference between "saying prayers” and “talking with God" who has so much to say to us! Through story-telling, scripture, and humor, we’ll break open the power, art, and challenge of sitting still.

Lorraine Hess is a singer, composer, retreat facilitator, and recording artist with World Library Publications. She has served in music ministry for thirty years, and is Director of Music Ministry at Divine Mercy Parish in Kenner, LA. She has released several CDs of original liturgical and inspirational music. She has been married to her husband Rob since 1990, and they are proud parents of four sons, their greatest vocation.

To register online, please click the link or you may call Susan Halligan at 504-267-9604.

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Rev. Joe Nassal, CPPS

Fri, Jan 11 2019 - Sun, Jan 13 2019

Preached Silent Retreat
Actual Cost: $350.00
Minimum Offering: $250.00
Conversion is a personal experience that leads us to community. The movement of transformation beckons us to believe and accept our identity as the beloved of God. For most of us, conversion is not one brief, blinding moment that changes our life forever, but rather a slow, maturing process that takes place over time as we learn a new language found in the whisper and wisdom of our God – the language of the soul. This retreat reflects how the life of faith is a sojourn of the soul. During this retreat, this rest stop for our soul, we will explore stories of our faith and seek to see how they connect and re-connect us to the stories of our lives.

Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS, is Provincial Director of the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Author of several books including The Conspiracy of Compassion, Rest Stops for the Soul, Premeditated Mercy, Moments of Truth and Stations of the Crib, he has been engaged in retreat, renewal and reconciliation ministry since 1988. Ordained in 1982, Fr. Joe has also served in parish ministry, justice and peace ministry and in formation, vocation and leadership for his congregation. He lives in Liberty, Missouri.

To register, please call a Retreat Captain or call Susan Halligan at 504-267-9604.


  • Pauline Colomb
  • Marrero
  • 504-347-7951
  • Jodie Gallagher
  • Metairie
  • 504-905-2703
  • Wendy Knight
  • Metairie
  • 504-828-6809
  • Aimee McHugh
  • Baton Rouge
  • 225-752-8828

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Rev. Anthony Rigoli, O.M.I.

Fri, Jan 18 2019 - Sun, Jan 20 2019

Preached Silent Retreat
Actual Cost: $350.00
Minimum Offering: $250.00
How we teach our children to cross the street gives us three important lessons for the Spiritual Life.

Rev. Anthony Rigoli, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, was ordained a priest in 1972. He has served as a teacher, campus minister, parish minister and retreat minister. He is presently pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church/Shrine of St. Jude and teaches at the University of Holy Cross both in New Orleans.

To register, please call a Retreat Captain or call Susan Halligan at 504-267-9604.


  • Shannon Adams
  • New Orleans
  • 504-866-4447
  • Ellen Couvillion
  • Baton Rouge
  • 225-293-0426
  • Yvonne Adams
  • Patterson
  • 985-518-9059