Retreat Center Testimonials

Thanks to the whole amazing team at Mary & Joseph! I appreciate your hospitality, sparkle clean accommodations and great arrangements for our meeting and the superb food. Your work gives rise to a creative, friendly, peaceful and supportive environment essential for a transformative, healing experience.

Gratefully, R.W., MD, PhD

2020 IHF Conference

My son and his family (wife and 2 children, 8 and 10 years of age) wanted to get away from the pandemic and all that they have experienced this last year. I arranged for a one night stay at Mary & Joseph Retreat Center. Their stay was splendid. They were so amazed by the grounds, the quiet and the view from the retreat center. The children and their parents were quite impressed with the room. They discovered a whole different side to “getting away” and being together without any outside distractions. My son is very grateful for the chance to decompress from the daily pressures and enjoy the serenity of all the beauty at the retreat center. Thank you for this precious time that you provided!
~ from a blessed Grandmother

“The retreat with Fr. Jim Clarke was a wonderful and richly rewarding experience. He is a marvelous presenter and the information and exercises were very beneficial. I think all of the men were most appreciative for this experience.”

For food full of color & taste, for comfortable rooms, for all who wrapped us in your care, for your peacock & gardens, for the sparkling lights ~ we thank you! We truly had a great retreat!

Many thanks for the very helpful staff and delicious food ~ I feel blessed.

With much love and gratitude for all your help with our meeting at your beautiful, peaceful center!

I have enjoyed all the seminars I have attended and will continue to come for many years! My faith life has been greatly deepened by the things I have learned through my classes at Mary & Joseph.

Thank you for all you do!

Beautiful place! Loved and the quiet and the whole experience. The atmosphere was so conducive to calm, reflection, contemplation, serenity and grace.

Thank you for everything! I came in scattered and tattered and leave less than 48 hours later restored and grounded!

With Gratitude! Thank you for allowing us to experience your beautiful retreat center. We appreciate all the time and effort that went into making our stay comfortable, joyful and blessed!

The beauty of the grounds and facilities made for a wonderful environment for these men to prepare for the priesthood. Many thanks for the hospitality, service and delicious food ~ we all enjoyed it!

Thank you for attending to every detail of our retreat. Your entire staff was very kind and accommodating. We love coming there and appreciate all you do! Many Thanks!

Thank you so very much for all you do! This private retreat has been a highlight of my life!

Thank you for all your patience with me throughout my first retreat planning process. Our EAP Association members really enjoyed the grounds, the food, and the good will of all your staff.

Many Thanks,

I have loved my time at Mary & Joseph! The place is beautiful, well designed and well maintained. The grounds are spectacular, and the food is delicious and deeply satisfying. I’ve noticed many thoughtful details that make me feel welcome and comfortable. Though the staff has remained mostly unseen, I want to express my appreciation for you and all the staff.

Many thanks!

Our retreat this year was a big success! Your staff is so friendly and helpful, the rooms were comfortable and many people said the food was even more marvelous than last year. And three cheers for your gardeners ~ everyone enjoys your beautiful, peaceful location. We felt the Holy Spirit was present with us in every way. May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do.

Yours in Christ,