Be a Guest with Us on a Transforming Community Retreat

The following retreats are each part of an ongoing Transforming Community®. There are a limited number of guest spaces available as to not disrupt the community’s experience together. Whether you are looking for a taste of this experience or you simply need a break from ordinary life to spend some extraordinary time with God, you may choose to attend a single open retreat as a guest.

Given all we are experiencing due to COVID19 we are taking each retreat one at time, doing our best to discern how to provide in person retreats for our community members and guests. Be assured that any gatherings held in person will strictly abide by the guidelines set forth by the CDC and will adhere to any restrictions set forth by the state of Illinois.

The cost to attend a single retreat in person is $625.

Once you’ve submitted your preferred retreat, we will contact you with more information about attending. If you have questions at any point, you can contact transformingcommunity@transformingcenter.org.

Upcoming retreats with virtual options are listed below.

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Travel Information & Directions

Q Center (TC14, TC15, TC16)

1405 N 5th Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174

St. Charles is approximately 45 miles west of downtown Chicago.

Visitor Information for Q Center

American Taxi offers flat rates to/from the airport if you book in advance. If you are looking for a transportation service outside of a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or car rental, A-1 Limousine is a preferred service provider for the Q Center. They have solo and ride-sharing options.

University of St. Mary of the Lake (TC17)

1000 E Maple Ave, Mundelein, IL 60060

Mundelein is approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.

Visitor Information for USML

American Taxi offers flat rates to/from the airport if you book in advance. If you are looking for a transportation service outside of Uber, Lyft or car rental, West Suburban Limousine has consistently positive review and offers scheduled rides to anywhere in Chicagoland.

Sample Schedule

4:00 P.M.Arrival and Check-in


5:45 P.M. Dinner


7:00 P.M. Gathering Prayer


7:30 P.M. Session


BREAK


9:00 P.M.Night Prayer/Great Silence


6:30-8:15 A.M. Breakfast on Your Own


8:30 A.M. Morning Prayer/Break Silence


9:00 A.M. Session 2


BREAK


11:00 A.M. Session 3


12:00 P.M. Mid-day Prayer


12:30pm: Silent Lunch


1:00pm: Solitude, Rest and Reflection


5:15pm: Evening Prayer


6:00pm: Dinner


6:30 P.M. Small Groups


BREAK


9:00 P.M. Night Prayer and Worship


9:30 P.M. Celebration Reception


6:30-8:15 A.M. Breakfast on Your Own


8:30am Morning Prayer


9:00am: Session 4


BREAK


11:00am: Session 5


12:00pm: Leaving Service


1:00pm: Departure