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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When Jesus teaches His disciples how to pray, He urges them to petition God for daily bread. Each of us needs to trust God enough to ask for just enough for today. By living for today – not for yesterday or tomorrow – I must place my confidence in God. Trust is the...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Alumni 2016 Reunion

    August 2 @ 3:00 am - August 5 @ 9:00 pm
  2. 58th Annual Detroit Bishop’s Dinner – Guest House

    September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. 2016 Fall Regional Seminar for Recovering Clergy and Men Religious

    October 3 @ 3:00 pm - October 6 @ 12:00 pm
  4. Walking with the Wounded

    October 5 @ 8:30 am - October 7 @ 3:00 pm

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Guest House Offers Educational Opportunities

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Vital to our mission, Guest House offers a variety of educational programs to dioceses, religious communities, formation programs, alumni and parishes.  Our educational programs are designed to promote healthy living and to minimize the impact of addictive behavior and emotional problems experienced by clergy, religious, seminarians and the people they serve.

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