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Silent Retreat - "I Thirst"

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The themes of this retreat will be Jesus' cry
This silent retreat comprises talks given by the retreat master, time for personal meditation, daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and other spiritual devotions. Fr. Cromly will offer the Sacrament of Confession and be available for brief personal spiritual direction sessions.
Fr. Nathan Cromly
Fr. Nathan Cromly - Retreat Leader

Fr. Nathan Cromly, a native of Toledo, Ohio, graduated from DeSales Univeristy in 1997 before entering the Novitiate of the Community of St. John. After studying in America and France, and serving as a campus minister for two years, Father was ordained a Catholic priest. He is involved in a variety of ministries, including preaching, book publishing, and extensive work with youth and young adults ( He currently resides with his Brothers at the community's novitiate in Princeville, Illinois, where he teaches Philosophy and engages in many forms of outreach to youth and New Evangelization called for by Pope John Paul II.

Comments from previous retreat participants:
- "The constant spiritual atmosphere - No hurrying or rushing anywhere. The weekend really made me think of some changes I should make."
- "The Masses and devotionals were celebrated with great reverence for the kingship of God and the Holiness of Mary our mother. It was truly a blessing to have been at this retreat."
- "It was my second most powerful retreat ever! (I have gone on quite a lot of retreats.)"
- "Thank you so much for all your hard work to plan the silent retreat. It was like coming home after being gone for years."