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 1/20/2017

"The prophets Isaiah and John the Baptist are a focus in the readings for Sunday. What does it mean to be a prophet?  Foretelling the future is only a consequence and not always part of a prophet's job.
The Hebrew word which we translate as 'prophet' means a 'spokesperson' or 'mouthpiece', that is, one who is the mouth of God, through whom God speaks to the people. Most often the canonical prophets spoke God's judgment about the political and economic affairs of Israel and Judah with a pointedness that makes 21st century Americans queasy. God spoke through them about the policies of the kings - marriages, alliances, national security, the priority of the powerless and the poor in the life of the nation.
The prophets acknowledged in the scriptures were rejected by the rulers, the councils, the clergy and often the comfortable people, only to be accepted after the divine warnings were proved true by subsequent catastrophes like foreign occupations, exile, and finally the destruction of the temple and the dissolution of the nation."
 - Francis X. Ryan, SJ