Sometimes we need to get away from the everyday rush of life to step back and reflect on where we are and where we’re going—to focus on connecting more deeply with our God. Check out these websites for schedules of programs and retreats that may spark your interest and give you the spiritual boost you need.
Retreat Centers (Click on retreat center's name to go to their website to see retreat listings.)
- Bellarmine Retreat House
420 W. County Line Road, Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 847-381-1261 Email:email@example.com
- Cardinal Stritch Retreat House
1300 Stritch Drive, Mundelein, IL
- Carmelite Spiritual Center
8433 Bailey Road, Darien, IL 60561
- The Portiuncula Center for Prayer, Catholic Franciscan Retreat Center
9263 W. St. Francis Road,
Phone: 815-464-3880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mayslake Ministries
450 E. 22nd Street, Suite 170,
Lombard, IL 60148
- The Center for Spirituality
801 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: 630-837-8044 Email: email@example.com
- The Well, Sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph
1515 W. Ogden Avenue,
La Grange, IL 60523
Phone: 708-482-5088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Siena Retreat Center, Racine Dominicans
5635 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402
Phone: 262-639-4100 Email:
For Married Couples
Although not exactly a retreat, these weekend programs are designed for married couples to connect more deeply with each other and renew their relationships; and as we know, wherever we find love, there is God.
- Marriage Encounter 800-795-LOVE (5683)
A marriage enrichment program that allows couples the time to get away from the distractions of home to focus on each other and revitalize their relationship.
- Retrouvaille 800-470-2230
A program for troubled marriages to help heal and renew the relationship.
For Widows and Widowers
Each person experiences grief in their own way. Come and meet others who have been there and understand.
- Joyful Again! is a two-day program for widows and widowers who want to resolve the grief they feel inside and begin to live again after the death of a spouse. (708) 354-7211 Email: email@example.com
- To Be Joyful Again - Although not a retreat, this is a ministry to widows and widowers that meets at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness. They meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00pm.