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Retreat Offered

John XXIII Retreat Center offers a number of different of retreats for various types of individuals and groups.

Meal and service available for all retreats along with space for holding conferences.

Partial scholarships or hosting exchanges are always available for those who need them.

Please see our Price List for basic starting rates of our retreats.

Private Retreats

Come to the center and spend some time in the quiet serenity of God.  Either spend the day walking our beautiful grounds, including our prayer labyrinth, or studying from our library.  Quiet days during the week are usually available for individuals.

Group Retreats

We welcome pastors, parish councils, women’s Bible study groups, men’s prayer groups, work groups and other church groups, sharing partners and individuals to use the retreat center and create their own retreats.  Advance arrangements are necessary.  Call to check on open weeks or weekends.  The best times are during the summer months, especially during July and December.  (Weekend groups are usually scheduled several months ahead.)

Spiritual Direction

Individual or group spiritual guidance is available during the time of a private retreat by our director, Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC or our staff spiritual director, Dorothy Stewart.  They are both ready to walk with you on a deeper journey with your God.  For more information or for an appointment, contact the center via phone (888) 882-1391 or e-mail john23rd@sbcglobal.net.

Spiritual Direction is a one-to-one sharing about your spiritual life.  It allows dedicated time to your spiritual needs and focuses on your prayer life, your relationship with God, others and yourself.  It is a sharing your spiritual journey with another.  For more information, see our full brochure.

Spa Day

When was the last time you were pampered?  Escape the stress and come to John XXIII Retreat Center for a time to relax, renew, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.  We can plan a day just for you or your small group that will suit your needs.  You will be given a room to relax throughout the day, or you may use the many resting places around our beautiful grounds.

During your day, you can select from the following activities:
Hand massage, foot bath, hand waxing, Spiritual Direction, Centering Prayer, Walk the Labyrinth, a Bible Lesson, Craft Project, road trip to the Herb Garden, and other wonderful possibilities!  We have a massage therapist on staff.  A full Swedish massage is available for an extra fee.