Merton Series Begins March 21

Thomas Merton:  Going Deeper into Contemplative Tradition begins March 21 Facilitated and presented by:  Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC This series has now been rescheduled to begin on Saturday, March 21, from 9 am — 4 pm.  We still have plenty of room for anyone who wants to attend.  Lunch is included in the fee.  Registration […]

February 27, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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Week of Prayer in Hartford City

In cooperation with the Ministerial Association of Hartford City, John XXIII Retreat Center is participating in a week of prayer in response to the recent tragic events in the community. John XXIII Retreat Center will be hosting the prayer service on Thursday, March 5, beginning at 6:30pm, at 407 W. McDonald Street in Hartford City.  […]

February 24, 2015 in News & Update by

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Want to join our team?

John XXIII Retreat Center is seeking a person for a part-time Development position. Responsibilities would focus on grant writing, fund raising, and scholarship funding, as well as working with various committees. For more information and job description, please call the Center at 765-348-4008 and speak with the Director of the Center, Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC. […]

February 23, 2015 in News & Update by

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How has a religious impacted your faith?

Poor Handmaid offers friendship and guidance This tribute to the director of John XXIII Retreat Center was featured in the special section honoring the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life.  It was printed in the February 1, 2015 issue of the Today’s Catholic.  How has a religious impacted your faith?  “I would like to […]

February 17, 2015 in News & Update, The Catholic Moment by

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Lenten Retreat for Women in March

Praying with the Stations of the Cross March 7, 2015, Saturday ~ Time: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Presenters: Kathy Light and Lou Ann Karabel This retreat gives an opportunity for attendees to reflect upon the Stations of the Cross in a new way. Hands-on materials, inviting interaction for a more personal and meaningful experience. […]

February 14, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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Plan to attend Holy Week Directed Retreat

March 27–April 2  Beginning Friday at 6 pm and ending on Holy Thursday at 8:30 pm Description Patrick Cleary-Burns is available during this special week for spiritual direction. The cost for this event is $75 per day or $150 for weekend only stay.  Fee includes personal spiritual direction, all meals, overnight lodging, and linens. You […]

February 9, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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World Day for Consecrated Life

Today we celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life.  Many will acknowledge and hold special events in parishes on the weekend of February 7-8, 2015.  Please join us as we pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life.  Be sure to thank them on their special day.  Here at the center […]

February 2, 2015 in News & Update by

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Contemplating Merton: poet, monk, spiritual writer

One glance at a picture of Thomas Merton (1915—1968) and it is clear to see how one might be intimidated were they to become engaged in an intellectual conversation with a man who understands the nature of prayer so deeply and contemplatively.  Yet, with a twinkle in his eye and a smirk of welcome, Merton […]

January 31, 2015 in News & Update, The Window Blog by

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Boost Your Spirit during February

Writing for the Soul Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:30 – 5:30pm Presenter: Bryn Marlow Enjoy some quality time to write with others. We give you writing prompts for private time to explore your ideas in writing then rejoin with the group for opportunities to share.  Suggested Donation: $5.00 Please register via e-mail at or […]

January 30, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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A Year in Review

A Reflection from our Director, Sister Joetta Huelsmann As we consider how we met the needs of our guests and focused on our mission for John XXIII Retreat Center over the past year, we ask that you share with us the blessings given and to join us in thanks for God’s graces.   It is in […]

January 15, 2015 in News & Update, Retreat Recall, The Window Blog by

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