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Poustinia Retreat

March 8-10th, 2024

Our Poustinia Retreat will be 24 hours of silence and solitude. We will begin with Mass around 6:30 pm on Friday. Then we will each go to our individual rooms with only bread, water, a bible, a prayer journal, an icon, and any necessary clothes and toiletries. No phones, electronics or watches. We only leave our rooms to use the bathroom. Father will bring us all back to the chapel for Mass at 6:30 pm on Saturday. Afterward, we will enjoy a meal together and share about the retreat. We will sleep at the retreat center again on Saturday night and leave Sunday after morning prayer and breakfast.


Cost: $185/person includes speaker and priest stipends, two nights lodging, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast


Formation meetings:

We will have three meetings which will prepare us for retreat. We will cover the topics of fasting, Scripture, journaling, icons, and silence. Even if you cannot attend all the formation meetings or register after they begin, please feel free to sign up. 


The formation meetings will be held from 7 to 9 pm in the Parish Center at St. Basil’s in Brecksville on the following dates:

1. Thursday, December 14th

2. Thursday, January 11th

3. Tuesday, February 13th


We fast on bread and water on our meeting days to help us prepare for our retreat fast. 




Raising Dahlias

Mother & Daughter Brunch

April 28th, 2024

Join us for the Raising Dahlias inaugural Mother Daughter Brunch! Spend the afternoon cultivating a deep connection with your daughter, empowering her with the truth of her identity, and return home spiritually revitalized. 


Sunday, April 28th

More details coming soon!

For questions please contact Toni Esposito


cell: 440-225-3257


Cost: $25/person, $50 for Mom & 1 Daughter, $75 for Mom & 2+ Daughters. Each additional adult is $25



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Father & Son Day

June 2nd, 2024

Join us for our annual Father & Son Day! This event is for fathers and any sons  who are entering 7th - 12th grade. While this event is promoted to fathers & sons, all "father figures" and "spiritual son" pairings are encouraged and welcomed to register, and "fathers" can be "connected" to more than one "son." 


Happy Days Lodge (CVNP)

500 W Streetsboro St.

Peninsula, OH 44264


Aaron Richards , Executive Director with Damascus and Catholic Youth Summer Camp 

Fr. Eric Garris, Vocations Director for the Diocese of Cleveland



Time for father/son discussions, Adoration, hiking, and games

BBQ for lunch & dessert


Registration Closes 5/25


Cost: $25/person, each additional son is $10



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