2022 US Retreat

The 2022 Retreat of the Order of Saint Luke is slated for October 3-6.  This time of worship, learning and fellowship will take place at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253.  The FRC is “a meeting place so serene that even the trees whisper.”   Check out their website at www.thecasa.org.

This year’s theme is “Exploring Sacramental Spirituality” and our speaker will be Bob Hurd, who is the author of Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People: Liturgical Foundations of Christian Spirituality.  In this book, Bob brings insights from scripture, theology, philosophy and liturgical tradition to bear on the task of laying the foundations of Christian spirituality.  Bob’s widely used liturgical music, published by Oregon Catholic Press, is featured in numerous hymnals in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Australia.

How to Register:   We are using electronic registration via the OSL website.  The cost for the 2022 Retreat is $450.00 and you enter your credit card payment information on the registration form.  The Retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. on Monday and concludes with lunch on Thursday.  (The registration form that appears in the Font is to be used as a guide only.)

Registration Deadline:  The Retreat registration  deadline is August 31, 2022.  A late fee of $50 will be added to registrations received after that date.

Travel Information:  The airport to use is Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport.  Transportation will not be provided from the airport.  A convenient way to get to the Retreat Center is by a ride-share service (shuttle, Uber, Lyft).  Additional passengers may reduce the rate, so it pays to meet up with others at the airport if possible.  You must make your own ground transportation arrangements.

For more information about the 2022 Retreat please contact

Br. George R. Crisp, OSL at revgrc@yahoo.com.

2022 Retreat Schedule

October 3-6, 2022

“Exploring Sacramental Spirituality”

Franciscan Renewal Center – Scottsdale, Arizona

Monday, October 3 

Retreat attendees arrive / check-in between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

4:30 pm Retreat Begins –A Service of Word & Table (live-stream)

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Open / Activity (tentative)

8:00 pm Evening Prayer (Hurd setting) (live-stream)

9:00 pm Convivium:  Chats, Pilgrimage, Rest (as participant choose)

Tuesday, October 4

7:30 am Morning Prayer (30 min.) (not live-stream, potentially recorded and shared)

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Check-in / Orientation – Br. George and Sr. Dianne (parts other than Check-in will be live-streamed)

10:30 am Presentation 1 – Bob Hurd (live-stream)

God: In the Secret of Our Hearts and Through Others

       (ending with Mid-day Prayer)

Noon Lunch

1:00 pm Self-care time (Meditate, take a walk, rest, chat)

2:00 pm Presentation 2 – Bob Hurd (live-stream)

Finding Ourselves in the World

       (starting with Mid-afternoon Prayer) 

3:30 pm Break

4:00 pm A Service of Word & Table (with Memorial Rite) (live-stream)

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Festive Vespers on the Eve of the Feast of Saint Luke (live-stream)

9:00 pm Convivium:  Chats, Pilgrimage, Rest (as participants choose)


Wednesday, October 5 The Feast of Saint Luke (Transferred)

7:30 am Morning Prayer (30 min.) (not live-streamed)

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Presentation 3 – Bob Hurd (live-stream)

      Eucharist: Entering Into the Self-Emptying Compassion of Jesus

10:30 am Break

11:00 am General Chapter Meeting – Book of Reports Review (live-stream)

     (ending with Mid-day Prayer)

Noon Lunch

1:00 pm Testimony of Candidates for Life Vows / Reflections (live-stream)

2:00 pm Service of Word & Table (live-stream)

– Patio Pool Party and Barbecue 

3:30 pm Self-care time (Storytelling, meditate, walk, rest, chat)

5:00 pm Hors d’oeuvres of Saint Luke 

6:00 pm Barbecue Dinner 

– The party’s over

7:30 pm Healing Service (with Compline) (live-stream)

9:00 pm Convivium:  Chats, Pilgrimage, Rest (as participants choose)

Thursday, October 6

7:30 am Morning Prayer (30 min.) (not live-streamed)

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Reflection on the Rule (live-stream)

10:00 am Assemble for Solemn Procession (as directed)

10:30 am Word & Table with Profession of Vows (live-stream)

Noon Lunch / Retreat ends