This week-long virtual retreat, taking place in the Fourth Week of Lent, offers a short experience of the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat. For those looking for a support in your Lenten journey a week-long retreat could be a great help in deepening your prayer life along with getting a taste of the Spirit of Saragossa Retreat. Read below to learn more. To fill out an online application, click here.

This week-long virtual retreat is based on the Marianist Spirit of Saragossa Retreat. It begins with an entry into the ‘spirit’ of Saragossa, which invites the retreatant into the same atmosphere that Father Chaminade experienced during his three-year exile in Saragossa, Spain. Following this Orientation the retreatant then prays with four Marian Mysteries: The Annunciation, At the Foot of the Cross, in the Upper Room, and concludes with a mission focus at Cana, with Mary’s words, “Do whatever he tells you.” In discernment with the retreat director the retreatant will focus on one of the Four Mysteries.

This retreat will be held during the fourth week of Lent, beginning on Sunday, March 14, 2021 (time tba) and concluding on Saturday, March 20, 2021 (time tba). The opening Orientation Session and the Closing Session will involve all retreatants and directors via Zoom (time tba). Daily individual direction sessions will be coordinated between the retreatant and director. In this directed retreat, the retreatant is asked to pray daily at least one 30-minute period based on the focus given by the retreat director. The retreatant will also meet with the director each day to discuss the prayer experience and then be given a prayer focus for the coming day.

For more information please contact Brother Tom Redmond at NACMS (937) 429.2521 or by email The number of retreatants is limited.

You can fill out our online application for this retreat by clicking here: We will review your application and be in touch with you about next steps. Applications will be received through Friday, February 12, 2021.

Cost of this week-long Lenten retreat is $120 which includes the Retreat Binder, the stipend to your retreat director, and administrative costs at NACMS. This fee is payable to NACMS.