We are living in a time of uncharted waters. Your retreat center staff has heard and read all the same things you have which includes directives from our civil and Church leaders about the threat of the corona virus and the ways we can hopefully limit its wider impact on our community.
It is with this in mind that I am sorry to announce that we are suspending all programming here at the retreat center immediately and that this will continue at least until the end of April. In the middle of April we will evaluate as best we can how things have developed and whether we can resume with our May programming or if we will need to extend the suspension of programming further into the month of May. We certainly hope that this will not be the case. Regardless, we will inform you as quickly as we know anything.
During this time we will continue to make our poustinia and hermitages available to those interested as they can only accommodate one person at a time which greatly limits the possibility of spreading any virus. The retreat staff will also continue to see people for spiritual direction and/or confession on a case by case basis.
I know you understand how difficult it is to make such a decision. It directly impacts not only you but our dedicated staff who depend on the Center for their livelihood. We have full confidence that if we join together in prayer and follow the directives of medical personnel that this virus can be contained and we will return to our normal way of life.
Be assured of our prayers and know that we count on yours. The unity in prayer is something that no virus can destroy.
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How much care do we give to our spiritual selves? How much do we invest in our spiritual health? A spiritual retreat helps give us direction in our spiritual lives, in order to tune into and better know God’s plan for us.
A Spiritual Retreat is for those who: ~~ seek to be closer to the Lord ~~ seek a stronger prayer life ~~ have been away from church life ~~ wish to overcome personal problems ~~ seek peace of mind and heart ~~ seek guidance in their spiritual journey.
The Redemptorist Retreat Center is staffed and owned by the Redemptorists of the Denver Province, a Catholic religious Congregation.