“ Ave Maria: Mary, Our Sure Guide to Jesus ”
Women's Summer Silent Retreat
Led by: Fr. John Marie Bingham, OP
August 28 - 30
Private Room: $247.50 Total
Shared Room (with friend or family member): $209 Total per person

Our Catholic faith honors Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth.  The rich truth expressed by this Marian title gives us confidence that Our Lady will faithfully guide us to her Son, Jesus.  During this retreat, Fr. John Marie will ponder how the familiar prayer, the Hail Mary, invokes the mystery of Mary’s authority as a guide and frees us to trust our heavenly Queen when we turn to her seeking her Son.
Fr. John Marie Bingham, OP, grew up the son of an Episcopal priest. He and his family entered the Catholic Church in the summer of 1993. He has always enjoyed studying the truths of the faith and sharing them with others, so after college, he entered the Western Province of the Dominican Order, and was ordained a priest in 2010. He currently serves as Director of Vocations in Oakland, California. He enjoys the major four vices: coffee, wine, chocolate and bacon!


Our guestrooms have one queen or double sized bed per room. Rooms are simply furnished with bedding, towels, and soap as well as a Bible and crucifix.


Registration includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Scholarships are available. Retreat payments are non-refundable.


On the first evening of your retreat, you are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The retreat will officially begin with dinner at 6:00pm. The retreat will conclude at 1:00pm on the last day of your retreat, following lunch.


Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff. A guest fridge is also available for guest use in the Dining Room.


A computer with internet access is open for use in our lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the building.


Help is available 24 hours a day. Our staff or retreat volunteers are eager to assist you throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies are offered 24/7 in the Dining Room. Our Chapel is always open, giving you a quiet place for prayer and reflection any time of the day or night.