A Busy Person's Retreat is an on-campus, week-long, guided prayer retreat made within the daily schedule at Sacred Heart Schools. The retreat provides an opportunity for prayer and reflection in the midst of busy school activities. Participants commit to setting aside one hour a day for prayer and a meeting with their spiritual companion for support and encouragement and practical guidance. Rooted in St. Madeleine Sophie Barat's ideal of being "Saintes Savantes" (wise saints, or, perhaps, holy educators), this retreat provides an opportunity to reflect deeply on the challenge Sacred Heart educators have to cultivate transformation in the lives of their students, and at the same time foster in themselves a delicate attentiveness to the presence of God.
More than two dozen Religious of the Sacred Heart are trained to work in this ministry and travel to schools to guide the retreats. Busy Person Retreats are ecumenical and open to all staff and faculty, and they work around the faculty/staff member’s free time.
For more information on Busy Person’s Retreats, contact Jane O'Shaughnessy, RSCJ, at firstname.lastname@example.org.