After prayer and discussion with Sacred Heart Retreat Center about the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, Silent Retreat leaders Rev. Susie Knedlik and
Deanna Shotts decided it would be in the best interest of participants and the sisters at Sacred Heart to cancel the Silent Retreats for 2020.
Participants who had already registered for 2020 can choose to receive a refund or apply their payment to one of next year's retreats. Contact Deanna Shotts to request a refund or reserve a spot for next year. The dates for 2021 Silent Retreats are April 23-25 and October 21-23. The 2021 retreats will use the theme "Thirst For God," which had been planned for this year.
"We pray that God is moving to bring healing and knowledge for prevention and treatment of this disease so that next year will be less chaotic and stressful," said Deanna Shotts. "Susie and I are both saddened by this necessary decision because we miss seeing our regular participants and introducing new folks to the blessing of silence. May God keep all of you and your families safe and healthy until we meet again on our journey."