Due to the Covid-19 outbreak - there are no "in house" courses or events currently scheduled.  Please chack back with us later for any updates.  Thank you and prayers for your safety.


A virtual lecture was held on Dec. 14th by Fr. Steven Payne, OCD, entitled, "The Dark Night of the Soul: Yesterday and Today" from 3:30-4:30 EST.


Following the initial post of a December 14th talk by Father Steven Payne,  OCD on our community website and…..subsequent discovery by Mark Schilling of the online hyperlink to its recording…. Our community now has access to the recording. 


While it is not required, it might be a useful reference you might return to time and again, if you want to dive deeper into “The Dark Night of the Soul”. Father Payne is an awesome communicator. (He has two doctorates.) 

Here is the link to a college-level one-hour lecture by Fr. Payne, OCD on The Dark Night. Father Payne was our retreat master at least once in the past several years. )



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An Advent Day Retreat 

A Day of Reflection, Recollection and Prayer
on the Life, Spirituality and Legacy of 
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

“You must build a little cell within your soul as I do. Remember that God is there and enter it from time to time; when you feel nervous or you're unhappy, quickly seek refuge there and tell the Master all about it.”

Open to all. Please come, 
bring your family, bring your friends

December 1, 2018
9 - 4 pm

The National Shrine of
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Conferences by 
Father Ted Trinko IVE
Readings from
St. Elizabeth Of The Trinity

Led by Father Ted Trinko IVE

Father Ted is a priest from the contemplative branch of the Institute of the Incarnate Word who is currently serving at the Basilica and at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg. 

Registration at 8.45 will be followed by Mass at 9 o’clock in the beautiful National Basilica. The day of reflection and prayer will include two conferences by Father Ted on the life, spirituality and legacy of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. Before each one we will hear selected readings from the writings of the Saint herself. You will experience the prayer of recollection, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Hosted by 
The Secular Carmelite
Sacred Heart Community of
Frederick, Maryland
For more information contact Ken Vaughan