Our Team

Msgr. John F. Canary is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He has dedicated much of his priestly ministry to the formation of seminarians and the support of priests. He retired as the Vicar General of the Archdiocese and moved to the Retreat House. He is available for spiritual direction, retreats and the celebration of the sacraments.

Jen Cummings manages our office and is extremely friendly, organized, and efficient.  All reservations and inquiries may be directed to her.

The Housekeeping Staff of Gladys Naval and Erika Conejo take on the responsibility of cleaning the rooms, floors and laundry.  It is their dedication and hard work that keep the house clean.  They are always ready to assist our guests with any needs.

Patrick Pfaller leads our Maintenance Staff in caring for the grounds and maintaining our building.

Pedro is with the Valley Lodge Tavern Company. Valley Lodge Tavern has 5 restaurants in the Chicago area that serves great quality food at moderate prices. We are pleased to have them with us and the reviews about their food have been excellent. Pedro is always ready and willing to accommodate special requests such as vegetarian, gluten free and ethnic foods. He simply requires a week notice.

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