Retreat Guides


Be Not Afraid: A Retreat Guide on
St. John Paul II

When Karol Wojtyla, the Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome after being chosen by the conclave of cardinals as Pope John Paul... Read More


Do I Need a Savior? An Advent Retreat Guide on the Prophet Isaiah

Advent and Christmas are supposed to be joyful seasons, because the thought of a new beginning can fill us with hope. We all need fresh starts in life, because we all make mistakes.... Read More


Fire of Mercy: A Retreat Guide on All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day’

When was the last time you thought about what happens after we die? Certainly, you already know what happens—we all learned it in Catechism class: first comes death, unavoidable... Read More


Miracles of Mercy: A Retreat Guide on the Healing Touch of Jesus

When was the last time you reflected deeply, even meditated, on one of Jesus’ miracles? He performed an awful lot of them. Thirty-four are recorded in the Gospels. And... Read More


Messenger of Mercy: A Retreat Guide on St. Paul

In today’s world, the word “mercy” has implications of weakness. Hollywood heroes tend to destroy their enemies, not forgive them. Sports teams glory in crushing their opponents,... Read More

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The Dawn of Mercy:
An Easter Retreat Guide on Divine Mercy

Violence, hatred, injustice—it takes heroic fortitude just to turn on the daily news. And this evil isn’t abstract. It has a name. Events in society mirror a reality we... Read More

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Father of Mercies: A Lenten Retreat Guide on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

We are all familiar with the Gospel parable of the Prodigal Son—at least, we are familiar with one part of it. We all remember how the younger brother in the parable demanded... Read More


The Hidden Treasures of Christmas:
A Retreat Guide for Advent

Advent and Christmas time are always busy, busy, busy. They come and go so quickly, and when the New Year arrives, we always feel like we should have lived them better; we should... Read More

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Invisible Allies: A Retreat Guide on St. Michael and the Angels

Angels are not human beings who have died, gone to heaven, and earned their wings. The classic Frank Capra film, It’s a Wonderful Life, got that part wrong. Angels are purely... Read More

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From Sorrow to Joy: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Confession

When the devil tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he directly contradicted something that God had told them. God had told them that eating the forbidden fruit would cause... Read More

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