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A Reflection on Spiritual Companion opportunity

Are you being called to be a spiritual companion? Perhaps this personal experience testimony will help your discernment The fifth session of the 19-month program offered by John XXIII Retreat Center begins in August, 2015.  The program is for those interested in certification and the application period is open now through July 24, 2015. A […]

June 25, 2015 in News & Update, Retreat Recall by

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Lenten Experience Memorable for Retreatant

Thanks to Deborah Foster for sharing her experience about a recent retreat she attended at the Center: “First of all, when I registered for the Lenten luncheon entitled, “St. Josephs Table” I didn”t know what to expect.  My only hope was that I would learn more about the foster father of Jesus because I have […]

April 1, 2015 in Retreat Recall 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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Retreat Recall, News from Around the Office, and More!

This past week was a whirlwind at John XXIII Retreat Center. As we all take a minute to catch our breath, let me update you on all the great activities we had. It began last weekend with the Gift of Years Retreat. This retreat used Joan Chittister’s book, The Gift of Years, to explore the gift of aging. It […]

October 21, 2010 in Retreat Recall by

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Retreat Recall – Creating Hope

This Saturday, John XXIII Retreat Center hosted a session of Creating Hope.This free workshop invited cancer-patients and their caretakers from around the area to engage in a day of artistic self-expression as a means of healing. Participants spent the day creating various pieces of art that are meant to calm the spirit and help patients get […]

August 18, 2010 in Retreat Recall by

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Retreat Recall

Recently, John XXIII Retreat Center hosted a fabulous retreat for grandparents and grandchildren called “Passing on the Wisdom”. It was a chance for grandparents to bring their grandchildren for the day and spend some one-on-one time with them playing games, talking about God, and really exploring who they are as people, something grandparents get precious […]

July 26, 2010 in Retreat Recall by

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Retreat Recall

Today we have another installment of our series, “Retreat Recall”, where we profile one of our retreatants, and they get to tell their story about John XXIII and in what ways make their time here special. The retreatant this time is Sonja Hurley.She is currently a food service manager in assisted and congregate living facilities. She […]

July 19, 2010 in Retreat Recall by

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Retreat Recall

Happy Monday to all friends of John XXIII Retreat Center! Today we’re beginning our Retreat Recall series, profiling some of our recent retreatants. We’ll ask them about their experiences here at the center so that the insights they have gained during their time here might benefit our entire faith community. Our first retreatant is Jennifer Bezy.Jennifer is […]

July 12, 2010 in Retreat Recall by

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