Our peaceful, contemplative atmosphere provides the perfect environment to recharge, renew and refocus.

Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center exists to provide an environment and opportunities for spiritual, personal and professional growth, healing and peace.

Christ the King Retreat House and Conference Center is located minutes from downtown Syracuse, New York. Nestled atop six acres of rolling hills, this secluded former mansion with its high ceilings, sprawling spiral staircase, and abundant natural light, with accents of stained glass windows, is located in the Bradford Hills section.

Organizations will find the quiet, contemplative atmosphere an ideal environment for renewing, refreshing and refocusing!

Dear friends of the Retreat House,

We average anywhere from 25-40 people who are in their “wisdom years”.  Ages range from 60-92. We sit in a circle that we call a “wisdom circle”.

Our Native American ancestors have taught us that the circle is sacred. It is a place of safety and respect. The whole time together allows for the speaking and hearing of truth.  It is a circle of collective wisdom.


While we are all aging, much of the writing on our later years is not on getting elderly, but on naming and harvesting our life experiences. The focus is on becoming spiritual elders and sages, i.e. those who are going through a process of conscious and deliberate growth and developing an evolving and transformative consciousness. While our bodies have gone through a transformation by taking time to stop and notice, we become aware of the inner beauty our years of living have gifted us with.  Aging has mellowed our soul and is yielding its fruit and with age we discover New Wine.


Growing old might be the best thing we do. Consider joining us for our next gathering on October 10th. Our topic is Soulful Aging.


While registrations at CTK are healthy, we depend on your donations to keep us sustainable. In gratitude for your blessings, please consider making a one time or monthly donation online or use the enclosed envelope. As always we are grateful for your support.


May God Bless you,

Fr. John Rose

Join us at one of our upcoming programs:

If you do not receive a confirmation email for an event that you signed up for, please call our office at 315-446-2680.

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