Beloved Retreat


Mary Whiteside


With the leadership of Soul Play and the Holy Family Beloved Team, we will be offering a Beloved Retreat to provide food for our hungry souls. We invite you to a weekend of new beginnings. Whether you are a young adult or have more life experience, male or female, single or married, religious or skeptic, hurt or healing, laid back or caffeinated, this is for you. This retreat model was founded in 1999 at Old St. Pat’s Church in Chicago where they have grown to three full retreats per year. Beloved is a safe, inclusive environment in the quiet pastoral setting of University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. Come and laugh, pray, walk, talk, listen and rest with us…We welcome you to come away from the stress of life for a couple of days and let God lead you to new life.

Upcoming Retreat: November 6-8, 2020

Beloved Retreat

Registration will open in July for the Beloved Retreat which will be held on November 6-8, 2020, at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. The Beloved Retreat is a lay led, comfortable, welcoming, open retreat that will give you a chance to be reminded that you are loved beyond comprehension by our God who wants to hold you through all joys and challenges of life.

Here are a few commonly asked questions about the Beloved Retreat:

Is the Beloved Retreat for married couples?

The Beloved Retreat is for any adult who wants to attend! It is called the Beloved Retreat because it is focused on our Baptism and our understanding that we are BELOVED children of God. It is not a marriage retreat. It is for individuals, but married couples are also welcome to attend together.

What is the cost of the Beloved Retreat?

The cost of the retreat is $195 per person. This is not the true cost of the retreat, but this low cost has been made possible by funding from last year’s Gala! We also have “Beloved Angels” who have contributed to a fund for those who request scholarship. So, Beloved is AFFORDABLE! P.S. Please support the Gala so this ministry can continue to be possible for all!

Who leads the retreat?

This retreat is led by members of the Soul Play team. They have led many retreats through Old St. Pat’s Church in Chicago and have been developing teams outside of OSP to grow the ministry. The team for this retreat is also made up of Holy Family parishioners and staff members.

What are the rooms like at the retreat center?

The rooms are all private, so you will be in your own room with your own bathroom if you attend alone. If you are attending with your spouse, you will be placed in a room together.

How do I sign up?

Please contact Mary Whiteside at 847-907-3450 or to have registration materials sent to you. You will be registered on a first come, first served basis after registration form with payment is received.

For more information about the Soul Play Team, visit