Lent – A Pathway to Contemplation

Retreat Day-Saturday, March 9, 2019

Montfort House 9:30-3:30


Come spend a day at Montfort House and learn how to approach Lent through the art of Contemplation.  During our day, we will learn about Contemplation, its practices and reasons why it is so good to develop this as part of your daily spiritual life.

Come prepared to listen, view, respond, ask questions, and actively engage in the process.

Your presenters for the day will be: Fr. Don LaSalle and Spiritual Director Lisa Hudkins.

(Lunch will be provided. You will have an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, if desired.)




Registration Form-Please register by March 6th

Name- ________________________________________Phone number- ___________________

Email- ________________________________________

___ My $35 check is enclosed

____I will pay the day of the retreat.’

Your choice of registration options:

  1. Send this form to Montfort House PO Box 667 Litchfield, CT 06759
  2. Call Montfort House 860-567-1041

Email Montfort House at lourdessshrine@gmail.com


Also, during this season of Lent, a Book Club is starting. See details below:


A Book Club to Enter into the Experience of Lent and Easter

Lent and Holy Week opens the writings of Thomas Merton in easily digestible pieces and eloquently pairs them with the words of other great spiritual thinkers. Designed for use between Ash Wednesday and Easter, this booklet offers readers an accessible introduction to contemplative dialogue and is built around eight compelling Lenten themes:

  • Week of Ash Wednesday: Where Do We Turn for Forgiveness?
  • First Week of Lent: Living More Deeply in Christ
  • Second Week of Lent: A Season for Compunction and Tears
  • Third Week of Lent: In All Things, Always Seeking God
  • Fourth Week of Lent: Choosing with Christ to Love the World
  • Fifth Week of Lent: In the Service of Peace through Humility and Prayer
  • Holy Week: Returning to the Source of our Unity in Christ
  • The Resurrection of the Lord: Liberated to Redeem the World

Our first meeting will be on Monday, March 4th, 2019 from 4:00-5:30 pm up at Montfort House.

To register please contact Lisa Hudkins at 860-379-1708 or at 627huds@gmail.com Please bring a journal with you for taking notes or reflections. Books will be available for purchase ($5.95) at the first meeting.





As of Tuesday,October 16th, 2018, the Pilgrimage Season ends and :

Daily Mass Time is at 10:30 am

On Sunday, Mass will be celebrated  in the Grotto chapel. During the week and on Saturday, Mass will be celebrated at Montfort House (top of hill).

There is Mass every day except Monday. 



February 2019

February 3rd  – There will be blessing of the throats after Mass
February 11th  –  Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. There will be Mass in the grotto chapel, followed by the Sacrament of the Sick
February 24th – There will be the Sacrament of the Sick immediately following Sunday Mass





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