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When Retreat is the Best Answer

There is nothing new about the idea or practice of religious or spiritual retreats. If we, as Christians, review the Scriptures, there are ample examples of men or women finding time alone or in a small group to focus their attentions God-ward. Religious writer Toni Sorenson said: “Jesus was a hiker. The wilderness was His […]

May 11, 2016 in News & Update, The Window Blog by

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New Way to Register for Retreats

We now have a new way for individuals to register for retreat events, and to pay the registration deposit for the event. Most of our retreat events are now listed on Eventbrite.com If you would like to use the Eventbrite system to register for an event and pay the registration deposit, just go to the […]

May 5, 2016 in The Window Blog by

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The Email Dilemma

At John XXIII Retreat Center, we are always looking for ways to do a better job. We constantly look for new themes or issues to address in retreats. We are also always looking for better ways to communicate with those who have participated in retreats before, and to reach out to those who have not […]

May 5, 2016 in The Window Blog by

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The Prodigal Father

March sixth’s Gospel is from Luke 15:1-3, 11-32, the story of the Prodigal Son.  The Gospel story is perfect for the Year of Mercy and also a popular one. Books have been written about this story and numerous paintings have also depicted different aspects of the story. Some of the meanings of prodigal are profuse […]

March 15, 2016 in News & Update, The Window Blog by

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Here’s our latest newsletter: J23 Spring-2016 Newsletter email

February 26, 2016 in News & Update by

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Make Lent the Most Meaningful Ever

Look to the “Beloved Disciple” to form a deeper following of Jesus in our own lives. In addition to the many specific Lenten retreat programs and reflections, John XXIII Retreat Center will offer a special featured retreat to make this the most meaningful Lent ever for potential guests.  This featured retreat, to be held the […]

January 30, 2016 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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New Links for Upcoming Events Announced

What’s Going on at John XXIII Retreat Center Now featured under the EVENTS tab on our Home Page! Perhaps you are missing my monthly blog featuring Retreat Listing at a Glance??  Well, it is here this month and for next month and most of the upcoming year, but not in the blog format!  One of […]

January 15, 2016 in Behind the Scene, News & Update, The Window Blog, Upcoming Events by

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Clergy Members Invited to Pastor’s Lunch

Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. An open letter to all clergy members and pastors from our Director: Dear Pastor, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. With the advent of […]

January 12, 2016 in Behind the Scene, News & Update, Upcoming Events by

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Welcome to Sr. Rita Musante

From the Desk of our Director, Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC, with this latest announcement regarding John XXIII Center staff. “Sr. Rita Musante, OLVM, a member of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters from Huntington, IN joined us as a part-time staff member at John XXIII Retreat Center in Hartford City, IN in late November of […]

January 7, 2016 in Behind the Scene, News & Update, The Window Blog by

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Blessed are They Who Mourn

Sadly, each year around the holiday season we seem to especially hear from those who have suffered losses due to the death of loved ones.  To answer the call to these spiritual needs for solace and healing, each year we offer a retreat that focuses on a theme dealing with grief.  This year, our guest […]

January 5, 2016 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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