Women’s Alumnae Winter Retreat January 9-12, 2020

Maryour Calendars for the Winter Alumnae Retreat…

January 9-12, 2020
DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Guest House Women Religious in conjunction with ICAP invites you to attend our 2020 Winter Retreat.  Sr. Linda Fischer, a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ from Columbia, Pennsylvania, will lead the retreat.  The retreat presentations will focus on the promises that come true when we work and live the Steps in our daily lives in community with others.

Please join us as we spend time listening, sharing and enjoying one another’s company throughout the retreat days.

As always, our retreats are offered for our alumnae women religious as well as other sisters who came to recovery through other treatment centers or entered recovery on their own.



Women’s Alumnae Winter Retreat Event Details & Registration

This retreat is designed as an opportunity to reflect and to celebrate in fellowship with other recovering sisters the gift of recovery. Each year’s topic is focused on subjects important to persons in recovery. The program also allows for 12-Step meetings among the attendees. There is also time for rest, relaxation and prayer.

Date: Thursday, January 9 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, January 12 @ 12:00 pm
Cost: $465 (Covers all presentations, three nights’ lodging, Jan 9, 10 & 11, at DiamondHead and seven meals.)
*Due to the generosity of our Guest House benefactors and a $50 subsidy from ICAP, a large portion of the retreat expense for each attendee is underwritten. 
Organizers: Sister Mary Gene Kinney, 773-852-3608 and Colleen Richards, 248-393-8994, crichards@guesthouse.org
DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa
Check-in time 3 pm and check-out time 11 am
Amenities include free parking, daily housekeeping, local newspaper, wireless internet and fitness center
2000 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States+ Google Map

The Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is the closest airport to the hotel. The commute from the airport to the hotel is approximately one hour. Comfort Transportation is the recommended transportation company to and from the airport. Make a reservation prior to your arrival by calling 239-745-2845. When making reservation, be certain to mention Guest House to receive a rate each way of $45. This rate is per vehicle for up to three passengers.


Thursday, January 9
3:00pm Arrival and Registration (dinner on your own)
7:00pm Introduction & Overview
7:30pm Presentation/Discussion

Friday, January 10
8:00am Breakfast Buffet
9:30am Presentation/Discussion
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Free Time (dinner on your own)

7:00pm Presentation/Discussion
8:00pm Closing Meditation

Saturday, January 11
8:00am Breakfast Buffet
9:30am Presentation/Discussion
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Free Time

4:00pm Mass

6:00pm Dinner
8:00pm 12-Step Meeting

Sunday, January 12
7:30am Breakfast Buffet
9:00am Presentation
10:30am Retreat Closing
12:00pm Lunch

To ensure a room, registration must be received by December 13. After December 13, all remaining rooms will be released back to the hotel and registration will be accepted on a room availability basis. Make check payable to Guest House and return to Guest House Alumni Association, 1601 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360.