God loves you more in a moment than anyone could in a lifetime.
An Individual Retreat is where you get away on your own, or with a loved one, to remove yourself from responsibilities and have ample quiet time for reflection and even Spiritual Direction. It's a way of devoting time to yourself to reboot in the midst of life in a centered and spiritual way. Leave behind the daily routine and shed the roles that rule your life. It’s easy to get caught up in the details of the daily grind. At a certain point, especially at vulnerable times of our lives, they can feel like a network of ties holding us down, binding us increasingly inward. Our sense of emotional coherence and genuine spiritual connection seems to give way. It's easy to lose our bearings as well as the mental focus and emotional resilience they give us.
Anyone who’s taken a retreat understands the restorative power they have. In stripping away your daily roles and routines, you’re able to unearth elements of yourself long neglected, even unrecognized. It's dedicated time for yourself so you can heal, transform and gain clarity. At the Joseph and Mary Retreat House we help with these things and guide you to remember the strengths you have. You will recall the interests that you’ve had, dimensions that enrich who you are and what you have to offer. Most of all, it’s a time for opening up your sense of life and relationship with God.
We all have busy lives. We do our best to incorporate all the healthy activities we can. Nonetheless, we find times when the everyday strategies aren’t enough. Stress is building up, difficult events turn our lives upside down, and we seem at a loss to keep up. It’s time to fill the well, so to speak. A retreat in that respect can be the best solution to recharge and reconnect with the Lord.
Call us at (847) 566-6060 to help you personalize the best individual retreat experience for you. We also offer Spiritual Direction that can be a powerful method to assist you in reconnecting with faith and God.