Personal Retreat: Seek the Lord

Check out these personal opportunities for retreat in the greater Chicago area.

  1. Tau Center, Wheaton. http://www.taucenter.org/facility-rentals/small-retreat-meeting-rooms
  2. The Portiuncula, Frankfurt. http://www.portforprayer.org/hermitages/
  3. Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux, Darien. https://saint-therese.org/plan-your-visit/
  4. Healing Gardens, St. Charles. http://www.healinggardensatstonehillfarm.com/visit/
  5. Our Lady of the Angels, House of Prayer, Lemont. http://www.lemontfranciscans.org/ourladyoftheangelshouseofprayerretreatcenter.html
  6. Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington. https://www.jesuitretreat.org/pages/2
  7. La Salle Manor Retreat Center, Plano. http://www.lasallemanor.org/
  8. Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI. http://sienaretreatcenter.org/
  9. Benet Lake Retreat Center, Benet Lake, WI. http://www.benetlake.org/retreat-center/

 

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.

I do not see the road ahead of me.

I cannot know for certain where it will end.

Nor do I really know myself,

and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.

And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing.

I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.

And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore, will I trust you always

though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.

I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”

–Thomas Merton