The Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, a ministry supported by the generosity of the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago and its other benefactors, invites you to come away to pray.  This invitation to pray is extended to you as you pass through our front door.  Overhead is the inscription "Venite seorsum.” Come away by yourselves--come away to pray (Mark 6:31). This preserve of nature, comprising approximately 900 acres of forest and water, is the ideal setting for beholding the glory of God. Come away to a quiet place to pray. Venite seorsum.


The Cardinal Stritch Retreat House now uses fresh herbs and vegetables from our small garden.