Our peaceful, contemplative atmosphere provides the perfect environment to recharge, renew and refocus.
See our new list of Speakers for the CTK Conversation Series – here!
Mike Melara, CEO of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County speaks on “Responding to the Needs of the Most Vulnerable” at 7 pm. No reservations required. Free Will offering. Refreshments provided.
Join us at one of our upcoming events:
See the retreat page for information
- CTK Conversation Series
- Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
- Valentine's Day Dinner and Divine Comedy
- Sunday, Feb 14, 2016
- Prayer Group- "Pathways to Prayer"
- Monday, Feb 15, 2016
Take a Virtual Tour of CTK:
Click on the video above to take a virtual tour of our facility with Fr. John Rose, Director of Christ the King Retreat House.
View our Contemplative Listening Prayer with Fr. John Rose here.
Dear friends of the Retreat House
In his writings and speeches Pope Francis speaks frequently of developing a “culture of encounter”.
This encounter may be with God’s love, with other people, with ourselves, or with an event that may grab our attention. Any of these encounters has the potential to disturb or awaken us to a new consciousness of whom we are, what our purpose in life is, or ground us in a new way of being.
Central to the ministry of Jesus was encounter. By reading the gospels we can see that there is a noticeable difference in people before they encountered Jesus and after they encountered him.
People who attend retreats or day programs at the Retreat House have the opportunity to encounter this Jesus as well as the mercy and grace of God. They leave having had a deeper encounter with their heart, where they see things in a different way, the way God sees. They take with them a quiet “inner knowing.”
As one recent guest was leaving her retreat she told me “I feel so calm and grounded. I now feel I can cope with the challenges that I will face when I return home”. A gentleman said “I feel unburdened. I came here with a lot of guilt that I was able to let go of. I am glad I gave myself permission to be here.”
Through this, our annual Lenten Appeal, I am encouraging you to donate to Christ the King Retreat House and help feed those who enter our doors yearning for a deeper, more personal encounter with Christ.
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy you may want to make your gift to the Retreat House in memory of or in honor of someone whom you have encountered on your faith journey who has eased your burden or been a role model of faith and hope.
I, the staff at Christ the King Retreat House, and our board members are deeply grateful to you for your financial assistance that will support our ministry. We have enclosed an envelope for your convenience.
With grateful hearts and with the Gospel as our guide, may we all encounter God in new and surprising ways.
Fr. John Rose, for the team of Christ the King Retreat House