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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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Scholarship Fund Established

John XXIII Retreat Center Scholarship Fund We are pleased to announce that beginning in 2016, John XXIII Retreat Center will formalize the process for giving financial assistance to retreatants.  This scholarship fund is made possible through the generosity of the Ministry Fund of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, in Donaldson, Indiana.     In […]

December 29, 2015 in News & Update, The Catholic Moment by

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New Year Blessings and Gratitude

Dear Friends of John XXIII Retreat Center, It is with gratitude that we acknowledge all who have given their time, talent, and treasure to support us throughout the year.  We are sincerely grateful for our blessings and offer our prayers of thanksgiving to all of you. As always, thank you for your loyalty and support […]

December 22, 2015 in News & Update, The Window Blog by

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St. Teresa of Avila focus for Day of Renewal

John XXIII Retreat Center is planning another day-time retreat series by a return to exploring the life of a Saint at the request of those who attend the monthly event.  Be sure to save the date when we open this event in early January. We begin our 2016 Day of Renewal daytime retreat series with […]

December 17, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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