Faculty Retreats

We bring who we are to all that we do. The more wholeness we experience, the greater the gift we bring to others - both in our personal lives, as well as in the classroom. The life of a teacher can become fragmented by the amount of work and responsibility she/he has. One might ask: "Is there more to life than school?" It may not seem that way when the profession becomes all-consuming, as it can at times. Our spirit yearns for inner peace, balance and solitude.
Taking time out to retreat within is especially necessary for those who serve the needs of others - or else one might lose touch with the very meaning and purpose of the work itself. A faculty retreat can provide the time apart from the work-world to allow teachers and other staff members to focus on their own inner life and to renew their spirits as they continue the very demanding ministry of education.


Decided upon by the school administration. It is, however, recommended that a place away from the work setting be chosen. A retreat house or a parish center are a couple of options to consider.


The school-hour framework is suggested.


The fee is negotiable. Depending on location and number of participants, the cost of travel and materials may be added. Lunch is the responsibility of the school administration or participants themselves.

Retreat Structure

Peggy is willing to accommodate the needs of the particular staff. Suggestions of themes, topics, and goals of the group are most welcome. Preferences regarding group sharing vs. private reflection will also be respected.

For More Information

Call: 508-548-9149
Write:Peggy Patenaude
 47 Overlook Circle
 East Falmouth, MA 02536
Comments from faculty retreatants...
"Peggy's positive, prayerful and joyful spirit teaches us to open our hearts to the love of God and to experience the joys God has planned for us. My staff and myself enjoy her retreats and return to school renewed and refreshed."
St. Michael's School, Hudson, MA
"The entire retreat was so very helpful. Thank you for your time and effort and wonderful energy."
Assumption School, Millbury, MA
"A retreat like no other! Peggy individualizes the retreat to meet the requirements of a particular group."
St. Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School, Worcester, MA
"A highlight of today was the beautiful stories and anecdotes that illustrated the ideas we discussed. The day was wonderful!"
St. Francis Xavier, Acushnet,MA
"Thank you so much for such an incredible day. It was an enriching day for all of us."
Elizabeth Seton Academy, Dorchester, MA
"A highlight of today was to sit, listen and think....a great way to end the school year and a terrific start to summer and the new school year. Visit us again."
St.Pius X School, South Yarmouth, MA