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The Cardinal Stritch Retreat House is now the...

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We are proud to announce that the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House is re-inventing itself under the name of Joseph and Mary Retreat House. 


The retreat House was built in 1952 with the mission of giving retreats for the Priests of the Chicago and Joliet Diocese. For many years the retreat house served its mission well. Over time, as we all have seen, the Catholic landscape has changed and continues to change. The research coming from those who we talk too, those who come for retreats, the impact of “Divine Renovation-Renew my Church” and the information coming from our website all tell us that the time has come to look at the mission a little different but still keeping a mission of spiritual growth. 


We want the name to reflect a more inclusive retreatant, moms, dads, young adults, grandparents as well as maintaining a spiritual renewal place for Priests and Deacon. We feel that the name Joseph and Mary reflects that new mission of inclusive spiritual renewal. We have made many new improvements to reflect the needs of our retreatants. 


We hope and pray that people will come and enjoy their time away from our ever increasing world, take time to reflect, take time to pray and come away more spiritually engaged and alive. Come pay us a visit and see for yourself.

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