There are separate St. Bonaventure Men's and Women's Annual Retreats held annually at Our Lady of Florida Retreat House in North Palm Beach. They are a great opportunity for spiritual growth, reflection, fellowship and rest. The grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. It is very different from an Emmaus retreat. The pace is very relaxed, and participants can attend the talks and sessions (which are led by the retreat house priests and sisters) or not, as the need/mood strikes. There is quite a bit of free time to read, pray, meditate, or just share in some fellowship.

Unlike Emmaus, you can attend as many times as you like.Each year there is a different theme and quite a number of us have been attending each year for many years. It begins on a Friday evening and ends around noon on Sunday.

This year's dates:

Womens:  January 26 - 28, 2018

Mens: April 6 - 8, 2018

You can find more information about the retreat and beautiful facility at

For a brief informational video go to

Link for online registration:

Link for printable registration form:

If you have any questions regarding this ministry please contact:

Men's Retreat: Jim Gombar at (954)389-0253 or Bryan McLaughlin at (954)646-4142.

Women's Retreat: Theresa Kline at (954)748-8179