The Beloved Retreat Experience;
The Beloved Retreat was founded in 1999 by Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in
Chicago IL and was started in Canada in 2016 by Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson with the
help of St. Anne’s Parish Tecumseh and Most Precious Blood Parish in Windsor.
Our hope is that, together, we can rediscover what often eludes us, but what God wants
us to know: that we are Beloved! We offer a safe, open and inclusive environment in a
quiet, pastoral setting where you can explore your relationship with God and yourself.
Following the retreat, you will have opportunities to stay in touch through Legacy
Dinners, Small Group Faith Sharing and annual events — to help us stay connected
and to deepen our roots as a community of believers.
The Beloved Retreat is an interactive weekend retreat experience (Friday evening to
Sunday afternoon) inviting participants to contemplate the unlikely, giddy, and
provocative prospect we are actually passionately Loved by God. More than 1,900
people have participated in the Retreat during the course of the last eighteen years. In
Canada the Retreat is held two times a year and welcomes retreatants whose
demographics are, gratefully, very diverse: Single and married; long standing church
members, and those who have never crossed the threshold of a Church; young people
and “seasoned veterans;” “Practicing” Catholics, Alienated Catholics, Hurt Catholics
“Iffy” Catholics and sisters and brothers from other religious traditions. The retreat has
proved to be invigorating, healing, transformative, provocative and comforting for
many. Please consider joining us!
2019 Beloved Retreat Dates: May 31, Jun 1 & 2, 2018 and Nov. 15, 16, 17, 2018
The retreat is held on the beautiful grounds of the Holy Family Retreat Centre
in Oxley Ontario, on the shores of Lake Erie.
Retreat Fee: $250 includes all meals, lodging and Supplies.
For more information or questions regarding Gift Certificates and Scholarships,
contact Nancy Asciak at
St. Anne Parish, Tecumseh.
Following the retreat, you will have the opportunity to stay connected through two
Legacy Meetings (Dates of be announced) and these will be followed by monthly Faith
Sharing Groups on the first Tuesday of every month. Please join us for dinner in the
church hall while guest speakers help us to reconnect and reaffirm our identity as God’s
beloved sons and daughters.