Are people still interested in traditional retreats?

fall-2015-16By Fr. Chris Manahan, SJ      Special to the Compass

When his young son began a regular practice of wandering into the nearby woods, the father began to worry.  One day he shared his concern with his son: “I have noticed that each afternoon you wander off into the woods.  What do you do in such a dangerous place?”

The boy said…

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5 thoughts on “Are people still interested in traditional retreats?

  1. Hi Chris,

    Great PR job with the articles. Something I found curiously missing was any mention of
    the fifteen handicapped-equipped rooms and the elevators.


  2. My wife and l will be in Hales Corners area for First Holy Communion of our great nephew Charlie Paul over May 4th weekend.

    Would like to visit the retreat house at if possible while we are in the area.
    Would this be feasible? Sounds like it is a beautiful place.

    Thank you. Larry and Mary Galligan Chelsea Michigan

    • Larry … thank you for your response. Regarding your request to visit over the May 4th weekend, unfortunately we offer silent weekend preached retreats every weekend from Thursday night thru Sunday after lunch. That weekend we will have nearly 60 men here on retreat. The best days for visits and/or tours of our sacred grounds are normally, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday. Perhaps another time … peace and Easter blessings.

      Deacon John Ingala
      JRH Associate Director of Development, Hospitality and Outreach

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