Each year, Guest House plans several seminars, workshops and retreats to support clergy and religious in recovery from a variety of addictive disorders. The events are designed as an opportunity to celebrate recovery through the sharing of experience, strength and hope by our retreat leaders and all those participating in the event. Fellowship is key, and time includes presentations, discussion, prayer and rest.
Our events are offered to Guest House alumni and also to other clergy and religious who came to recovery through other treatment centers or entered recovery on their own.
Over 70 years ago, the National Catholic Council on Addiction (NCCA) was formed to bring a message of healing and hope to addicted persons and those who love them. Affiliated with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the NCCA is committed to assisting its members to a greater awareness and acceptance of alcoholism, other chemical addictions, and prevention issues. With the support of Guest House, the NCCA is announcing a new initiative that seeks to connect people with existing resources in order to help bring healing and recovery to more people struggling with addictions.
Guest House offers retreats periodically throughout the year as support for women religious in recovery from a variety of addictive disorders. These retreats are offered for our alumnae women religious as well as sisters who came to recovery through other treatment centers or entered recovery on their own. These retreats are designed as an opportunity to reflect and to celebrate in fellowship with other recovering sisters the gift of recovery.
Each retreat theme/topic is focused on subjects important to persons in recovery. They also allow for 12-Step meetings among the attendees, rest, relaxation and prayer.
We welcome our clergy and religious in their search for recovery and are committed to walking beside them along their journey to finding peace and wellbeing.