Spring Retreat 2018 - THIRSTING FOR THE SPIRIT




About our Presenter:  



Fr. Paul Hoesing is a rural native of the Omaha Archdiocese. He attended Saint John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and continued formation for the priesthood at the North American College in Rome. Ordained in 2002, Fr. Hoesing completed the licentiate in dogmatic theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, then served five years as a parochial vicar and high school chaplain/teacher in urban and rural areas of Nebraska. He served as the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Omaha from June 2008 until 2015 and serves as a faculty member for the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. He now serves as the Dean of Seminarians for Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

“Discernment primarily is about listening. And in that listening to be attentive to, and aware of, those thoughts and feelings and desires that are always stirring in the human heart. And in paying attention to these thoughts and feelings and desires to begin to understand what they mean and how they affect us. And so there’s an affective movement always at work in us. That affective movement can be a consoling one – we can be in consolation – or we can be in a desolation. This is life. We’re in consolation or desolation. And when we start to be attentive to these movements of consolation and desolation, we start to go deeper in our listening to thoughts and feelings and desires that give rise to these moments of consolation and desolation.”

 --Fr. Paul Hoesing, Excerpted from IJCY, Is Jesus Calling You, Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts 




Adult rate                               $35

Senior discount rate (65+)    $25

Youth 13 to 18                          $5

Children 0 to12                      Free

Box Lunch                                $10



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Print the Registration form and mail in the form and payment - Retreat Registration.pdf

If mailing in payment, please mail checks payable to “CRC” with memo "RETREAT" and mail to:

Catholic Renewal Center (CRC)

1406 S. Sappington Rd., Crestwood  MO 63126

Walk-ins are welcome.

Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Seminarians of the St. Louis Archdiocese may attend for free.

A limited amount of scholarships are available.

 Call the CRC office for questions and more information at 314-731-6100.


Nearby accommodations for the Cardinal Rigali Center:

Days Inn St. Louis—Lindbergh 314-821-3000

Best Western—Kirkwood 314-821-3950

Drury Inn—Brentwood 314-968-3704

Drury Inn—Fenton 636-343-7822

Econo Lodge Southwest 314-842-1200

Fairfield Inn—Fenton 636-305-1500

Holiday Inn St. Louis – SW Route 66 314-821-6600

Hampton Inn –Sunset Hills 314-984-8181

Stratford Inn –Fenton 636-343-5757

*Please note: This is not an exhaustive list nor does imply an endorsement of a particular hotel.