WHITE HOUSE JESUIT RETREAT

Jesuit retreat center high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, MO.  Since 1922, thousands of people from around the world make annual three-day silent, guided retreats here to relax, reconnect with God and strengthen their spirituality.  A true gem in the Midwest!  Call 314-416-6400 or 1-800-643-1003.  Email reservations@whretreat.org  7400 Christopher Rd.  St. Louis, MO 63129

Both men's and women's retreats are offered as well as recovery retreats.

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Weekend Reflections for 8/8/14

 

 

God's Whisper

 By Fr. Ralph Huse, S.J.

"Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the Lord said to him, 'Go outside and stand on the mountain before the Lord; The Lord will be passing by.'

A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord - but the Lord was not in the wind.

After the wind there was an earthquake - but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

After the earthquake there was fire - but the Lord was not in the fire.

After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound." (1 Kings 19: 9-12)

 

God doesn't usually yell or scream at us - He whispers, into our ears but more often into our hearts. Can I hear His whisper in the smile on my spouse's face, the twinkle in my child's eye, my friend's hand on my shoulder? Can I hear it in the wind in the trees, the song of a bird, the crying of my baby or grandchild, the whining of my teenager who just wants attention or reassurance? Can I hear it in my own breathing, my own heartbeat? He is always whispering, "You are precious in My eyes and I love you."

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

White House is looking for people to join our Captain's Ministry.  A captain helps to spread the message of White House throughout their parish and various social circles.  They recruit others to attend and organize an annual retreat group.  If you would like to get involved in this very rewarding ministry, please call Joe Parisi at 314-416-6400.   

  

UPCOMING RETREATS WITH SPACE:

 

Men:8/21, 9/11, 9/15, 9/18, 9/25, 9/29

Women: 9/8, 10/6, 11/17

Men in Recovery: 8/14

 

Call 314-416-6400 or click here to register