Guest House Offers Educational Opportunities

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...
Guest House Celebrates 60 Years

Guest House Celebrates 60 Years

It was May 20, 1956, when Austin Ripley’s dream became a reality. The doors of Guest House opened to care for priests and seminarians suffering from alcoholism. Ripley, a recovering alcoholic, recognized that priests had a more difficult time in recovery than lay...

Vine and Branches

Jesus said, a branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains on the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain in me.”  John 15:4 A popular tradition concerns a Greek slave named Aesop.  Like Jesus, he used stories to teach...

Have Faith in God

The Lord Jesus is risen. Has this fact come home to you more fully this Easter season?  Either we are convicted of this truth or we go on without purpose in life.  From the truth of Jesus’ resurrection hangs all of Christianity.  Without this rising we are indeed...
SIXTH WEEK OF LENT – “The Journey Continues”

SIXTH WEEK OF LENT – “The Journey Continues”

THE WORD OF GOD The reading is from Matthew’s Gospel: When they drew near Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered,...
FIFTH WEEK OF LENT – “We Are Forgiven”

FIFTH WEEK OF LENT – “We Are Forgiven”

THE WORD OF GOD The reading is from John’s Gospel: Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. So the sisters sent word to him, saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.” When Jesus heard this he said,...