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Spring 2023 Newsletter

Posted January 25, 2023 in Articles

Dear Friends of Jesuit Retreat Center, If the Lord does not build the house… (Psalm 127:1) Returning from our Christmas and New Year holiday, I was inspired to walk around our retreat center building and property. Pausing and reflecting (and praying) in different locations both inside and out, I was mindful of the tens of thousands of individuals who have come to this little bit of property on State Road for more than a century. They come for different reasons – some for rest and renewal, some for healing and recovery, some to build community, some to prepare for marriage, some to... read more

Fall/Winter 2022 Newsletter

Posted September 27, 2022 in Articles

Dear Friends of Jesuit Retreat Center, In my photo library, I have an image of autumn trees in golds and reds and oranges with the caption “October is my favorite color”. While the grounds of JRC... read more

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Posted May 27, 2022 in Articles

Dear Friends of Jesuit Retreat Center, On July 31st, the Society of Jesus (and we at JRC) will be concluding the Ignatian Year. It has been a time to contemplate the spiritual conversion of Ignatius, which... read more

Winter 2022 Newsletter

Posted January 01, 2022 in Articles

Dear Friends of Jesuit Retreat Center, There is an ancient Christmas tradition which is still observed in some churches. At midnight Mass, before the liturgy begins, there is the Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, a... read more

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Posted September 01, 2021 in Articles

Dear Friends of Jesuit Retreat Center, After 30 years in education, I understand benchmarks and metrics for success. You could look at testing scores and grades, graduation rates and placements, wins on the field or court,... read more

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