Directed Retreats — Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2019


Sister Karen Guth, SCL, is actively involved in spiritual direction and retreat ministry and has facilitated workshops with women’s groups. Sister Karen has an MA in theology with emphasis in spirituality. She completed the Vincentian Spiritual Directors Program in Denver in 1998. She previously taught in Catholic schools; coordinated Making Choices, a program that trained women volunteers to mentor incarcerated women; and served as a team member at Marillac Center.


Sister Marilyn Peot, CSJ, has been in full-time spiritual ministry since 1972. Trained in the art of listening, discernment and spiritual development, she has done extensive study in psychological and emotional development and in varied spiritualities, Scripture and the Ignatian Exercises. In addition to retreat work and spiritual direction, she has initiated ongoing groups for prayer, Scripture study and inner healing.


Father David Simpson, OCarm, was ordained in 1970. His ministries include high school teacher, novice-master, pastor and retreat facilitator. Father David served in leadership in his community. He also was on the ministerial team of the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, Ill, as a spiritual director. He now resides at St. Boniface Priory in Scipio, Kan., continuing Carmelite spiritual ministry.

Sister Kathleen Wood, SCL, a member of the Marillac staff, and recently retired from teaching theology and ministry at the University of Saint Mary, brings a wealth of understanding and appreciation of Scripture and the spiritual life to share in retreats and spiritual direction. She holds a master’s degree in theology with a concentration in Scripture from Boston College and a certificate in religious formation from Saint Louis University.







The directed retreats will be offered from Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2019.


  • The retreat begins at 7:00 p.m. on the first night and ends the morning of the last day. Please register as soon as possible, indicating your first, second and third choices of retreat directors. We will assign directors on a first come basis.
    Retreat fee is $70 per day and includes the retreat, overnight accommodations and meals. 6 days = $420; 8 days = $560. (The evening meal is not included for the opening date. If you wish to come early and have the evening meal, please add $10 to your fee and let staff know that you are coming.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space for this retreat. Please make checks payable to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.

Registration deadline: Sept. 16, 2019

Register by phone or email: Contact Sister Susan Chase at or 913-680-2342

Register online: Fill out form below

Register by mail: Send your $50 deposit with check payable to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth to
Marillac Center
4200 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048-5054


Marillac Center
4200 S. 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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Marillac Center
4200 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA

4200 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048-5054

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Deposit of $50 requested in advance; balance due at registration for the retreat; fee includes retreat, room and meals. Please make your checks payable to the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. Mail to: Marillac Center 4200 South 4th Street Leavenworth, KS 66048-5054.

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Marillac Center

4200 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Phone: 913-758-6552