Preached Retreats

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June 23-29, 2019     Fee:  $350.00

A Decade Later: Being Peace, Building Peace, and Living Peace Today

“Our identity as Dominican Sisters (and Associates) of Peace deepens each day of our lives. How am I more a person of peace today than yesterday, last year, and when we became one community? Take time to contemplate and share the fruits of our contemplation.”

Rev. Dr. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS has an extensive academic and pastoral background. Fr. Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Theology with a minor in Music from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, followed by a Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Practical Theology with a concentration in Word and Worship (Liturgy) from Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago.

An organist and pianist by training, Fr. Paul loves music. He also enjoys taking time to enjoy cooking, hospitality, nature, movies, and plays, but his greatest love is to be with people in prayer and in social engagements.  He tries to affirm in all he meets, these words of St. Francis de Sales: “Be who you are and be that perfectly well, to the glory of God who created you.”

June 14-20, 2020

Details To Be Announced


May 23-29, 2021


Sr. Melannie Svoboda has been a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, OH for over 50 years. During that time she has served as a high school and college teacher, novice director, and provincial (president) of her congregation. She also ministered in the Jesuit novitiate in De-troit for six years. Currently she writes and gives talks and retreats nationally. A free-lance writer, her articles have appeared in numerous

publications including America, Catholic Digest, National Catholic Reporter, Liguorian, Living Faith, Review for Religious, and Country Woman.  She is also the author of thirteen books including Traits of a Healthy Spirituality; When the Rain Speaks: Celebrating God’s Presence in Nature; With the Dawn Rejoicing: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering; Just Because; When the Blue Heron Flies; The Lord Is My Shepherd (Twenty-Third Publications); and Gracious Goodness (Loyola Press) and Gospels on the Go (NCEA). Her favorite pastimes include walking, reading, listening to music, conversing with friends, working crossword and sudoku puzzles, playing Scrabble, and cheering on her beloved Cleveland teams.