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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Announcing Growing through Grief & Loss Retreat

Growing through Grief & Loss Retreat:  Friday, January 30 through Saturday, January 31 Presenter:  Karen Kaehr, MS, Bereavement Coordinator at Family Life Care of NE Indiana Grief impacts our lives in every dimension: emotionally, physically, spiritually, and relationally.  Have you lost a loved one through death or experienced job loss?  A broken relationship through divorce […]

January 10, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events by

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Update on Farmers & Spouse Retreat

For those interested in our upcoming featured event, there is now additional time to register for Restoring the Soul, The Psalm 23 Guide for the Farmers Imagination. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Center is rescheduling the retreat for Farmers and their Spouses from this coming weekend to: Friday, January 23, 6:30 p.m., through Sunday, January […]

January 8, 2015 in News & Update, Retreats, Upcoming Events 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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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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Our Center Namesake is a canonized Saint…We celebrated the special day…April 27th!

Thank you to all the people who came from near and far to participate with us as Fr. Keith Hosey (former and founding director) celebrated the Liturgy for Divine Mercy Sunday which was also the day that Blessed John XXIII along with Blessed John Paul II was canonized a saint in Rome, Italy at the Vatican! […]

May 4, 2014 in News & Update by

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