Patricia A. Merlo, M.P.M.

 St. Mary’s Retreat House


Breathing New Life into Our Prayer

with Patty Merlo and Paula Dow

Join us for four mornings of grace-filled retreats that have been catching fire throughout the world, retreats that are “fundamentally about awakening people to the Spirit within them”. Allow God’s Spirit to speak to you through prayers and methods that have been practiced (and taught) by many saints for centuries.

Meditating with traditional prayers can create an emptiness within us,
a space to receive the Word of God and allow it to be formed by the Holy Spirit within us, so that, like Mary and the Saints, we may bring Christ into the world of our everyday circumstances and relationships.

Time will be provided for personal prayer and reflection. Small group sharing will be an (optional) opportunity to encourage one another, as we remember and honor those who influenced our faith journeys.

Patty Merlo has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry and has served as a spiritual director, hospital chaplain, and teacher for several years. Presently she offers retreats and provides spiritual direction and spends time with her seven grandchildren.

Paula Dow completed Manresa’s Internship in Ignatian Spirituality 2005. She facilitates group Lectio Divina and trains others to lead this way of praying with scripture. Currently she offers spiritual direction, the Spiritual Exercises an enjoys helping with her grandchildren

$20 per session or $60 for all four! (includes lunch)

Wednesdays: Sept. 5, Oct 3, Nov. 7 & 28, 2018

Registration and coffee/bread: 9:30 - 10:00 am
Retreat: 10:00 am - 12:15 pm (
followed by light lunch)


St. Mary’s Retreat House
775 W. Dranher Rd.
Oxford, MI 48371

Call 248-628-3894 to register

©2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Patty Merlo