The Kingdom of God is at Hand!

Repent, and Believe in the Gospel!

February 26 – 28, 2021

“It’s a continual conversion, motivated by a trust in mercy,
His love for us, and that He gives us grace, ALWAYS calling us back.”
Father Mark Mary, MFVA

We all know this past year has been a totally different experience, so let’s make this Lent different, too. Look beyond the routine penances and try doing something FOR someone – for God. Retreat and reach out to God, who is yearning for our love every day. Recenter yourself with the Sacred Heart Retreat House community in our weekend retreat with Father Mark Mary, co-host of EWTN) and the Carmelite Sisters.

Come for a weekend filled with eye opening conferences, uplifting prayers and music with the Carmelite Sisters, and Zoom sharing time. Make this Lent an impactful one and register today!

Father Mark Mary

About Father Mark Mary, MFVA

Rev. Fr. Mark Mary, MFVA grew up in Huntsville Alabama.  After attending a prominent engineering school in Colorado he worked as an engineer. Following his return to Church, he entered the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word in 1994 and spent the early years of formation assisting with studio production at Eternal World Television Network (EWTN).  Br. Mark was ordained to the priesthood on October 4, 2003.  Fr. Mark was elected Community Servant (Superior) on June 21, 2016. He also hosts “Life on the Rock,” and serves on the EWTN review board. His hobbies are reading, biking and swimming.


Retreat Schedule

Access to the retreat content will be available until March 28, 2021. (Zoom sessions will not be recorded) Confirmed registrants will receive retreat links in their email on Friday, February 26 at 10:00 am PST.

Friday, February 26, 2021

  • 3:00 PM PST | Zoom Orientation with the Carmelite Sisters – Introductions, Virtual Retreat Tips [1 hour]
  • 5:00 PM Your Time | Stations of the Cross
  • 7:00 PM Your Time | Conference 1 | Repentance
  • 8:00 PM Your Time | Night Prayer with the Carmelite Sisters


Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • 9:00 AM Your Time | Conference 2 | Faith and Obedience
  • 10:00 AM Your Time | Rosary by the Carmelite Sisters
  • 3:00 PM PST | Zoom Small Group Sharing with the Carmelite Sisters [1 hour]
  • 6:30 PM PST | Zoom Prayer Reflection leading to Individual Prayer [~30 min]
  • 8:00 PM Your Time | Night Prayer with the Carmelite Sisters


Sunday, February 28, 2021

  • 11:30 AM PST | Holy Mass with the Carmelite Sisters – see Facebook LiveStream
  • 9:00 AM Your Time | Conference 3 | The Peace of the Kingdom
  • 7:00 PM Your Time | Post Retreat Follow up, Evaluation survey, and Staying Connected


If you are unable to cover the retreat fee, please contact to discuss scholarship opportunities.

Registration Form


Feb 26 - 28 2021




Virtual Retreat


Father Mark Mary, MFVA

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