Retreat Testimonials – What our Retreatants Say:
COVID era testimonials
For me personally I’ve never needed a retreat more and as usual I was filled with peace, feeling God’s presence. The retreat house is truly a sacred place.
Wonderful – being in quarantine all these weeks when we were unable to attend Mass deepened my love for it. I don’t think I will ever take it for granted again.
Excellent work on safety. A huge undertaking and well done.
All the Covid precautions – I am so grateful you found a way to host the retreat I come here depleted of life’s energy and leave filled with God’s grace and love.
During Covid my parish has not had Mass in person, this was only the 2ndor 3rdtime I have received communion since March.
The music was uplifting. Even though we can’t sing, my mind, heart and soul still do.
During this time especially, the theme was right on.
Brother Bob and staff did a fantastic job in organizing and implementing a “Covid styles” retreat, with the correct precautions and safety measures.
What a beautiful weekend to spend at this sacred space. Just what I needed during this unsettling time.
You have truly adapted to the Covid restrictions with grace and love.
“Everything was awesome and well kept. The food was great. Thank you for providing a place of quiet to seek God.”
“I can hardly wait until next year’s retreat; your retreat center is awesome!”
“Love, love, love the Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center. Feels so homey, cozy, warm and inviting – Thank you!”
“Loved everything – thanks so much for another amazing year.”
“Slept very well in my room. The liturgies were healing and my soul is restored. I feel forgiven. Maybe now I can be more compassionate to others and less judgmental.”
“The liturgies were inspirational and the homilies added more meaning. I’m so impressed by how down-to-earth Father Jim and Brother Bob are as they relate to us.”
“The retreat conferences were very appropriate to my personal needs. Each of the speakers provided meaningful examples from their personal experiences. All are well versed in the subject matter and are easy to listen to.”
“This is my first retreat but it will not be my last. Everything is very inspirational.”
“The retreat conferences were excellent. so much food for thought and nourishment for the soul. Lots to take into prayer and on my daily faith walk.”
“The prayer services were a great way to start each day to help open my heart and my soul to what the Lord had in store for me on that day.”
“The retreat conferences were excellent and spoke quite loudly to me. While they all were excellent, Terry’s
talk on surveying the landscape of our hearts was especially strong.”
“The retreat conferences were super. Personally, I love the retreat conferences to get my faith renewed.”
“Seven years and still coming. I can’t wait for this October. Each year this retreat is my ‘tool chest’ for another year – thank you!”
“Both speakers were easy to hear their annunciation was very good.”
“The retreat talks were very meaningful. The insights interjected by the speakers are great. It’s obvious a lot of time is spent preparing.”
“I always enjoy Corrine’s and Terri’s presentations.”
“Conference three was a great topic and super coverage by Kris about all the different forms of prayer.”
“I love speaking with the spiritual director Kris. She’s so wonderful and has helped with my challenges.”
“Debbie is a keeper. She’s very down-to-earth and I can relate to her conferences.”
“The retreat conferences are full of content that spoke to me. I thought it was written just for me but in talking with women 20 years older they also found the message pertinent to their lives.”
“This is one of the best retreat centers I have ever enjoyed. Well organized, clean, good healthy food and plenty of space for reflection. The Chapel is lovely.”
“I especially loved the good meals – what a treat for a homemaker!”