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Jesuit Retreat Center offers retreats and programs across the span of life – the challenges of youth, discerning vocation and life directions, retirement and aging, experiencing God’s love, finding hope and recovery. We serve more than 7,000 people each year including over 1,000 youth and young adults.


 
Advent

Advent comes from the Latin word meaning "coming." It is the season of four weeks in which we prepare to celebrate “God-with-us” – the birth of Jesus Christ. In this time for peace and introspection, come to JRC to prepare your heart to embrace the meaning and miracle of Christmas.

 


 

Individually Directed

Individually Directed Retreats are a time of sacred silence, an invitation to step away from the stress and demands of daily responsibilities, and an opportunity to deepen your relationship with God through prayer. A spiritual director will accompany you and meet with you daily to offer guidance based on Ignatian spirituality.

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Lay Leadership

Lay Leadership outreach offers onsite programs in Catholic parishes and other Christian communities and institutions across the region serving 400-500 people each year. Offerings cover a wide range of programs suited to your spiritual growth needs.

 


 

Lent

Come to JRC for a day, evening or weekend retreat that will provide time for deeper prayer and reflection on your journey through life with God. Strengthen the Lenten practices that will lead to a closer walk with Jesus through the Paschal Mystery of Holy Week and into the joy of Easter. 

 


 

Pre-Cana

Pre-Cana is for engaged couples who are marrying for the first time. The beauty and serenity of the retreat center is the ideal place to spend the day with your soon-to-be spouse.

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Pre-Baptism

Pre-Baptism is for parents seeking to have their infants/children baptized into the Catholic faith. This class meets Sacramental preparation requirements of the Diocese of Cleveland. Please check with your parish to make arrangements for baptism.

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Daytime

Daytime programs are designed to enrich the soul and enliven the spirit. They are intended to serve people from all walks of life and a diversity of spiritual backgrounds. Retreats and programs normally begin at 9:00 am with coffee and pastries available beforehand. Lunch is included. The day typically ends at 3:00 pm.

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Evening

Evening programs offer a time for peace, reflection and prayer after the busyness of your day.  They can include inspiring talks related to the challenges of daily life, compelling movies and engaging conversations. Programs normally begin at 7:00 pm and end by 9:00 pm. Light refreshments are included.

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Overnight/Weekend

We live our lives forward. We understand our lives backward. Overnight and Weekend retreats provide a longer time to slow down, pray and reflect upon what matters most in your life and finding God in all things. These retreats include accommodations, all meals and the program. We have 67 rooms to accommodate up to 77 people, including 10 new guest rooms with twin beds and private bathrooms, 5 suites with single beds and private bathrooms, and 52 bedrooms with single beds and shared bathrooms.

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