Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Join Us For This Upcoming Lent Retreat


What Is The Focus Of This Retreat?

Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement: Ignatian Wisdom for the Daily Spiritual Life

All of us experience ups and downs in the daily spiritual life: times when God feels close and we have spiritual energy, and times when that energy wanes, and we struggle with discouragement. In fourteen practical guidelines (“rules”), Saint Ignatius of Loyola offers invaluable aid toward understanding this experience, finding freedom from discouragement, and living our daily lives with joy. In this retreat, Father Timothy Gallagher will explore these fourteen guidelines and apply them to our experience through concrete examples.


When & Where Will It Be?

This will be a one day retreat on Saturday, March 11th at Saint Edward Catholic Church (5303 River Road N., Keizer, OR 97303).

The talks will take place in our parish hall building. See below for the exact schedule.


How Do I Register To Attend?

If you are planning on attending this retreat, please register online here.

There is no fee to register or attend this retreat. We will have a freewill offering at the end of the day for Fr. Timothy Gallegher and his community.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch or we can direct you to several fast food restaurants nearby.


What Does The Retreat Schedule Look Like?

8:30 am - Doors Open & Check In

9:00 am - Talk #1 (50 Minutes)

10:00 am - Talk #2 (50 Minutes)

11:00 am - Mass (Celebrant: Fr. Stephen Clovis)

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch Hour

1:00 pm - Talk #3 (50 Minutes)

2:00 pm - Talk #4 (50 Minutes)

3:00 pm - Q&A with Fr. Gallagher

3:30 pm - End of Retreat


Who Is Father Timothy Gallagher?

Father Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., was ordained in 1979 as a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Having obtained his doctorate in 1983 from the Gregorian University, he has taught (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, MA; Our Lady of Grace Seminary Residence, Boston, MA), assisted in formation work, and served two terms as provincial in his own community. He has dedicated many years to an extensive international ministry of retreats, spiritual direction, and teaching about the spiritual life. He is a frequent speaker on EWTN, and his digitally recorded talks are utilized internationally. He has written eight books on Ignatian discernment and prayer, a biography of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, and a book on the Liturgy of the Hours. He currently holds the St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.

You can learn more about Father Timothy Gallagher and his work by visiting his website:


For More Information:

If you have any other questions or would like more information, please contact our Pastoral Associate, Brad Becker.