Saturday, September 24, 2005

Ah! Spa.

Things have been pretty tense lately. Everywhere you look, so it seems, there's plenty of stress and strain.

What's a good Cafeteria Catholic to do?

Head for a spiritual spa.

Just such a place exists, according to a recent article in the Palm Beach Post.

For more than 40 years, the Cenacle Retreat House in Lantana, FL has offered a place of solace and renewal for more than 10,000 visitors every year.

The article recants the stories of three retreat visitors -- each more enrolling than the next. Patti Mulhall frequently makes the trek from her home in Boca Raton.
"You don't get distracted at the Cenacle," she says. "It's like a spiritual spa. When I leave, I'm refreshed. I'm uplifted."
For Robert Patterson, the Cenacle has provided a spiritual catalyst for a life of recovery.
"The setting is so tranquil. It's filled with peace," Patterson says. "It's absolutely a beautiful place to just have some free time. There have been quite a few times when I just pulled in, walked around, sat down, had a little prayer, a little talk with God.

Patterson describes the place as "just a nice little oasis."

Sounds perfect, doesn't it?

Where do you head when you're in need of a retreat? What do you to to recharge your spiritual batteries?


At 5:56 PM, September 25, 2005, Blogger Steve Bogner said...

For retreats we head to the Milford Siritual Center, just a couple miles from our house. It's a Jesuit retreat center, on the banks of the Little Miami river (a nationally-branded scenic river). We go in the fall, when the leaves are turning, there's a chill in the air. It's great.

At 4:33 PM, September 26, 2005, Blogger Vavoom said...

I head straight to the restroom when I need to retreat. ;)

The spa sounds pricey. Honestly, I don't know what to do when I need to retreat. That's always been a big problem.


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