2018 Men’s Lenten Retreat

Seven Meditations on the Saints

Directed by The Rev’d Canon Steven Dart

This year marks at least the 11th Men’s Retreat I have attended since joining St. Matthew’s Church. It was here that I met men who have been a great influence on me and my family. The retreat is a great time to enjoy silence with make a good confession. Having gained so much from these retreats, I personally invite you and your friends to attend this year’s retreat: Seven Meditations on the Saints, directed by Canon Steven Dart. I have worked with Canon Steven Dart for over a decade planning retreats and he is a gifted retreat leader. This year we have a few options for attendance as noted below.

Fr. Blake Schwendimann


One-Day Retreat: Feb. 17

If you are not able to get away for the entire weekend please consider joining us for the day on Saturday. You will have access to all the meals, foods, snacks, reading areas, nature paths, and even pray with the monks! $65 Registration Fee

See the schedule



Weekend Retreat

February 16-18

The retreat begins Friday afternoon with Evening Prayer and ends Sunday morning after Eucharist. To get the full experience it is best to come down late Friday afternoon to Oceanside, just 45 minutes from the church (no traffic). Friday evening is a great social time to get to know the group and then we begin silence Friday night and break silence Sunday after Holy Communion. You may arrive Friday as late as 9 pm (then the gates shut).

$400 single room, $200 shared room

See the schedule




Retreat Location

Prince of Peace Abbey
650 Benet Hill Rd
Oceanside, CA 92058
(760) 967-4200


Scholarships & Sponsorships

Partial Scholarships are available to those who have difficulty attending due to financial constraints. If you would like to make a sponsorship, you can do so on the registration form.


Please reach out to Fr. Blake with any questions.

Register Here