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!
Thirty years ago I was making a retreat at Eastern Point Retreat House located on a beautiful stretch of the Atlantic Ocean at lovely Gloucester, Massachusetts. One morning as I sat outside looking at the sun rise seemingly out of the ocean depth, I said to myself, “wow, how beautiful”. Simultaneously I had a profound sense that Jesus was sitting on the bench opposite me. He was gazing at me lovingly. I said to him, “why are you looking at me, the beauty is out there”. “Yes,” he said, “but the beauty is also in you.” I was reduced to silence. The encounter was fleeting. The experience will last forever.
My experience that day was very ordinary and human yet very spiritual. If we all take time to look back upon our day as we retire for the evening we might be surprised at how the Holy One is with us always and tries to get our attention in our busyness. Reflections upon these ‘encounters’ can make us spiritually healthy, making for healthy relationships with God, others and myself.
Our staff consistently receives positive feedback from guests about time spent at the Retreat House. What our guests say is that they value the reflective atmosphere of CTK. They appreciate a place of welcome where they can ground themselves and become more focused as they face challenges in their lives. Because of so many of these comments I believe the Retreat House is healthy.
We are healthy because we strive to provide a space for contemplation, prayer and study.
We are healthy because our numbers hold steady. While we have a strong Catholic core we see a significant uptick in groups from other faiths that are looking for a space to grow spiritually and personally.
We are healthy because we are financially stable. This is due in large part to those of you who support us with your donations both during our Easter Appeal and throughout the year.
We are healthy because in 2019 we will celebrate our 75th year as a Retreat House, 50 years led by the Jesuits and 25 years by the Diocese of Syracuse. We will be making you aware of many events in 2019 to help us celebrate our platinum year.
As always, may God bless you abundantly for your goodness to us.
Fr. John Rose
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Sunday, December 9
Join us for a matinee performance of “Elf” at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. The show starts at 2 pm. Savor refreshments in the lobby from 12:30 pm and take some chance on beautiful gift baskets. Tickets: $60 per person or $35 for under 17.
If you would like to be a sponsor or contribute to our gift basket raffle give us a call at 315-446-2680.
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.
See the retreat page for information
- Early Thanksgiving Day Mass and Lunch
- Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
- Noel Retreat
- Friday, Nov 30, 2018
- Advent Day of Prayer
- Monday, Dec 3, 2018
- First Friday with Fr. Donald H. Karlen
- Friday, Dec 7, 2018
- CTK Fundraiser at Syracuse Stage -"Elf, the Musical"
- Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
- New Year's Eve Day of Reflection with Fr. John Rose
- Monday, Dec 31, 2018