This complimentary three-day workshop is offered for sisters in leadership, vocation/formation staff and nursing/health care leaders who are responsible for health care policies and services, and for personnel and ministry issues.
Father John Regan is a priest of the Diocese of Joliet, ordained in 1989. For four years he served as a parochial vicar and then for thirteen years as the diocesan vocation director before becoming a pastor in 2006. He was removed from ministry in 2008 to deal with a gambling addiction and face criminal prosecution for theft from his parish. He was a resident for many months at the Guest House program that was affiliated with St. John Vianney Center in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
Avis is delighted and honored to return for her 5th time designing and facilitating an ICAP/Guest House retreat. She has been engaged in routes to recovery from alcoholism for 41 years and the spiritual roots that make all the difference. After concluding more than four decades in theological education 2018, Avis is now the Coordinator for Liturgical and Spiritual Services at Mercy Circle in Chicago, a continuing care retirement community were 75% of the residents are women religious. In addition, Avis designs and facilitates days of reflection and retreats that integrate psycho-spiritual insights with the arts.
This complimentary three-day workshop is offered for diocesan leadership and leadership of men’s and women’s religious communities, including vocation/formation staff and nursing/health leaders who are responsible for personnel and ministry issues and health care policies and services.
Guest House offers retreats periodically throughout the year to support clergy and men religious in recovery from a variety of addictive disorders.
Guest House offers retreats periodically throughout the year as support for women religious in recovery from a variety of addictive disorders.
A sustainable recovery plan is vital to success. The work of recovery begins in earnest when the client leaves our residential treatment. That’s where continuing care comes in. The return to life in ministry can be overwhelming, especially early in recovery. The Guest House plan offers a phased approach designed to reinforce the application of the clients’ learned skills and healthy habits in their daily life. The continuing care program encompasses both formal and informal interventions, opportunities to engage in ongoing didactic discussion groups with religious peers, as well as one-to-one counseling. Continuing care provides a way for those in recovery to share their challenges, as well as their successes along the way. Through planned, ongoing support, we offer encouragement for those who are in recovery and the opportunity to maintain steady progress and spiritual growth. And we can assure the leaders of the communities our clients are returning to that they will be supported by a thoughtful continuum of care.
Below are some resources that we have chosen to help in the spiritual aspect of understanding addiction and other behavioral health needs, as well as digital treatment options during this time of need. We will continue to add to this list, so please continue to check this page for updates.