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 9/19/14

Weekend Reflections for September 19, 2014
 By Fr. Len Kraus, S.J.
Here is a strange fact: mercy and compassion sometimes evoke jealousy and resentment: "these last ones worked only one hour and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day's burden and the heat." 
The mercy and love of the landowner (reminder to us of how things work in God's realm ) challenge the way we might be tempted to think and judge. Jealousy and "entitlement" that separate us from one another are not gifts from God's Spirit.
The prophet Isaiah reminds us of the true picture of God, our God who is generous in forgiving. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord." What a hopeful revelation for all of us who strive, as St. Paul exhorts us, to conduct ourselves in a way worthy of the Gospel!