Christ the King is operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse NY as a special address in the community: “It’s a peaceful place,” says Anne Richter, a member of the House staff of seven people. “You kind of feel God here.”
The diocese welcomes visitors of all faiths to the retreat house, “for either a casual stroll around our peaceful grounds” or overnight guests there for a retreat.
Click here for more about the history of Christ the King Retreat House
When driving south from Boston this month, your attention may be captivated by a rather unexpected sight along Route I-93S: a giant billboard proclaiming that “All are Welcome at Glastonbury Abbey.”
Glastonbury Abbey in Cohasset, MA, provides a place where men and women can enrich themselves spiritually. The Abbey is a place of welcome, prayer, and peace in a time fraught with spiritual and economic uncertainty. The beautiful and peaceful grounds provide visitors a setting in which to find an oasis away from the pressures and frenetic pace of contemporary life.
The Monks encourage all to experience a Benedictine approach to life – to sit quietly, ponder, pray, and be renewed. All are welcome.
Three women in capri pants lounge on wicker chairs in an enclosed porch within sight of the sea. One has pierced ears, another has dyed hair, the third is wearing a T-shirt with a Winston cigarette logo.
They don’t look like nuns. But the dress code changed significantly after Vatican II. And besides, these sisters are on retreat here at St. Mary-by-the-Sea in Cape May Point, N.J.
This place is increasingly popular among laity for whom spirituality has supplanted religion — even among secular members of the Jewish community.
Click here for the whole article written byDianna Marder for The Philadelphia Inquire
Whenever sunlight streams through the stained glass windows of the chapel at the Stella Maris Retreat Center, Sister Clare McNerney understands why her predecessors some six decades ago chose to locate their spiritual oasis atop a seaside cliff in Long Branch.
But with major repair work needed on the bulkhead protecting the property, the sisters have turned to fundraising to make up for shrinking revenue and rising costs. On Saturday night, the sisters are hosting their annual gala “Spirit of the Shore,” a fundraiser honoring restaurateur and musician Tim McLoone at the retreat center.
Click here to read this article written byMaryAnn Spoto/The Star-Ledger
“To balance work and life, one must understand the entirety of what he is trying to accomplish in the earthly years given to him and prioritize them in order of importance. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) One must continually adjust his goals and ambitions according to his current circumstances and phase of life.”
To help us adjust, there are several very good, local retreat centers which offer morning, evening, and weekend retreats as well as speakers and classes throughout the year.
Click here for Monica Check’s full article in the DC Catholic Examiner