Our SEEL Directors and Staff are glad that you are interested in learning about our nine month retreat experience. We offer a ‘personal retreat in a communal setting’ meaning that each person will encounter God and Jesus in their own way while receiving spiritual direction and support from their director and entire SEEL community.
SEEL is not a lecture series or an academic course on the Spiritual Exercises. There are no texts or books required. All that is needed is an openness to explore where God is in your life and a willingness to grow in a deeper understanding of how God is leading you into spiritual freedom.
This retreat is best suited for those who have some experience and a desire to deepen their prayer life, enjoy the companionship of sharing their spiritual journey with others, and who feel called and committed to deepening their personal faith which galvanizes them to be people of peace, justice and love.
We hope that you will join us on an amazing spirit-filled journey!
Lisa Dennison, Executive Director
Carla Orlando, Seattle Lead Director
Cindy Reed, Tacoma Lead Director
What is the retreat commitment?
We ask our retreatants to commit to the following:
Meeting with a SEEL Spiritual Director
Meet twice a month for approximately one hour from September through May with SEEL Spiritual director. SEEL staff will match you with one of our spiritual directors using information from your application and your faith autobiography.
Monthly Retreat Mornings
What is the Retreat Fee for SEEL?
There is no set fee for the retreat. Each retreatant is asked to make a good faith offering towards the cost of the retreat. If you feel called to participate in the retreat and your application is accepted, we want you to be with us regardless of amount you can pay towards the cost of the retreat.
It costs approximately $2100 per person to offer the retreat. This cost covers modest stipends to our spiritual directors, formation and supervision of spiritual directors, monthly retreat sessions, and overall planning and coordination of retreat program facilitated by a three- member leadership team.
Prayerfully discern the amount you can pay in ten equal payments. Examples:
– Pledge of $1500, registration is $150 and 9 monthly payments of $150;
– Pledge of $1200, registration is $120 and 9 monthly payments of $120;
– Pledge of $900, registration is $90 and 9 monthly payments of $90; or whatever amount is appropriate for you.
Some will be able to give more, some less depending on capacity and life circumstances.
We trust that if each faithfully considers their offering, there will be the resources necessary to support the SEEL program. The SEEL Board of Directors, the SEEL director community, prior retreatants and other supporters make contributions to ensure that those called to make this retreat can do so whatever their financial means.
Send in your first payment (which becomes your registration fee) with your registration form, application, and faith autobiography. The next nine payments are made monthly September through May.
Frequently Asked Questions
For further information, contact our office at: 206-721-3518 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When and Where Does SEEL Meet?
Saturday Retreat Days for 2017-18
- September 23
- October 21
- November 18
- December 9 (Tacoma) and December 16 (Seattle)
- January 20
- February 24
- March 24
- April 14 (Tacoma) and April 21 (Seattle)
- May 12