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Encountering God in Nature
Through the Wisdom of the Saints 
Silent Guided Retreat

May 19-22, 2022

"The aesthetic value of creation cannot be overlooked. Our very contact with nature has a deep restorative power; contemplation of its magnificence imparts peace and serenity."  Saint John Paul ll

This retreat is open to women and men seeking to slow down by allowing nature to support them in an extended time of prayer, silence, and rest with the living God.

In this silent retreat at the Pacem in Terris Hermitage Retreat Center in Isanti,  Minnesota, Heather Makowicz, our experienced Spiritual Director, will share how creation is a way God shares His efficacious love, gently inviting us to a deeper relationship with Him.  She will support us in creating a space to slow down, to listen, and to encounter God through the context of nature and silence. 


  • Check in Thursday,11am-4pm

  • Welcome Session

  • Each day guided prayer reflections will be placed in your mailbox with short practical ways to pray through the lens of the Early Desert Fathers as well as Benedictine, Franciscan, Ignatian Spiritual Traditions

  • Check out by Noon (Sunday)

What's included in Retreat registration:

  • Optional 1:1 spiritual direction session

  • Prayer reflection material 

  • Personal, signed “Peak Encounters: A Spiritual Field Guide for Adventurous Souls” book

  • All Weather field notes journal   

  • Daily Eucharistic Adoration and an opportunity to join the community in morning prayer
    Suggestions for local parishes will be provided to attend Mass.

Cost for the Silent Guided Retreat and the private, individual Hermitage are separate transactions.

Retreat Cost: $150 

What's included in Pacem in Terris reservation:

  • Warm hospitality and personal prayer intentions for you from the Pacem in Terris Community

  • Your personal, private hermitage for three nights and four days

  • Homemade daily meal baskets

To make a Hermitage reservation with Pacem in Terris, please refer to their website Reservations page.

Encountering God in Nature: Pacem in Terris Silent Retreat: Project
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