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The Journal – September/October 2014

  Dialogue & Dine, Memorial Mass Thursday, September 25th: Dinner 4:45pm – 5:30pm Memorial Mass begins at 6pm Come enjoy as Bishop Emeritus William L. Higi presents on St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII, two of our newest Saints who were canonized on April 27th of this year. The Bishop is also our […]

September 16, 2014 in Upcoming Events by

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Simple Prayer in Dry Seasons

“Lord save me.”   A life of prayer is certain to bring about changes in each of us, and just as everyone goes through the seasons of life so everyone living in prayer will find their ongoing conversation with God to have variations throughout their journey. Sometimes a Christian will mention having a “dry season,” […]

July 31, 2014 in The Window Blog by

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The Gentle Art of Tending the Soul

      A Unique Approach We are happy to be hosting certified SoulCollage® Facilitator Anne Ehinger on Sunday, August 24 at 2-4:30pm as she teaches this unique approach to collage and journaling. “No particular talent or experience is required,” she said. “Just a willingness to listen to the messages from your soul.” While SoulCollage® […]

July 28, 2014 in Retreats by

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Trivia Night under consideration; rescheduled

We have seen a good bit of interest, but the timing is off. The event which was originally scheduled for Saturday, August 2, 2014, is also the weekend so many families are preparing to begin another school year. In addition, it””s possible we could generate even more interest by taking more time to introduce the […]

July 8, 2014 in News & Update by

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Pentecost: The Holy Spirit Among Us

Pentecost; Dorffmaister, Istvan (1729-1797). Hungarian National Gallery. Public Domain

The Lord had told His disciples, “I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” Perhaps this means different things to different people. The Holy Spirit is known […]

June 4, 2014 in The Window Blog by

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Fond Farewell to Beth & Warm Welcome to Bri !

Greetings to you from John XXIII Retreat Center!  It is with mixed emotions that I bid you a fond farewell.  In our staff prayer time this week we paused and thought about thresholds and how they are defining moments in life… (when we step across thresholds and later we can not re-cross them and be […]

May 30, 2014 in News & Update by

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You + Summer + John XXIII Retreat Center = Your very own Spiritual Bouquet!

We are happy to present a beautiful garden of spiritual opportunities for you to pick from this summer!    Silent Directed Retreat June 1 – June 6 (Choose to stay 3, 4, or 5 days) facilitated by Fr. Donald Halpin, OFM and Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC   (please call by the evening of May 27 to make […]

May 21, 2014 in News & Update by

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Come away to the Stillness…A Silent Directed Retreat Invitation…Just for YOU!

Come aside to the quiet and spend time with God!  It is hard to hear that small whisper of the Holy Spirit in your life when you are surrounded on all sides by commitments, requests, technology, and just the fast pace of your life in general! You are invited to A Silent Directed Retreat at John XXIII […]

May 20, 2014 in News & Update by

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Come this Sunday @ 1:00! Experience the Spirituality of St. John XXIII for Yourself!

  My guiding principles remain the same: humility in everything, especially in my speech, union with God and the will of God, and not my own, in all I do. — Pope John XXIII, Journal of a Soul   His was a life lived in humility and deep devotion to God as he prayed and […]

May 14, 2014 in News & Update, The Window Blog by

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The Rest of the Story… from April 27th & St. John XXIII Canonization Day @ the CENTER…

It was early afternoon on Sunday, April 27th and the air seemed to crackle with excitement at John XXIII Retreat Center!  The spring Mens Retreat weekend was just coming to a close with a hearty homemade lunch and the dining room was filled with conversation.  Some 20 plus men had enjoyed the weekend with leaders: […]

May 12, 2014 in News & Update by

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