Alumni Stories of Hope and Healing


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Archbishop Joseph Tobin reflects on why Guest House is by far the best addiction treatment for clergy and men and women religious.

In this video a Catholic Priest with extensive Behavioral Health professional training talks about his very first drink as a young man, his early alcohol use, alcohol abuse and progression into full blown alcoholism.

Sr. Jean reflects on her Catholic upbringing and how religion was the dominant factor in her life.

Father Joseph, a Canadian Priest in recovery, helps others to recover and stay sober.

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Our Mission is to provide the information, education, treatment and care needed to assure that clergy, men and women religious, and seminarians suffering from alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions have the best opportunity for quality recovery and overall health and wellness.


Guest House has been fulfilling this mission since 1956. Since that time Guest House has treated more than 8,000 Catholic priests, deacons, seminarians and men & women religious.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Scripps Mansion Christmas Teas – November 19th & December 10th

    November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Alumni 2017 Winter Seminar

    January 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - January 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
  3. Women’s Retreat – The Yellow Brook Road of our Becoming: The Great Summon of Sobriety

    January 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - January 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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    May 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - May 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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