The Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, a ministry supported by the generosity
of the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago and its other benefactors, invites you to come away to pray. This invitation
to pray is extended to you as you pass through our front door. Overhead is the inscription "Venite
seorsum." Come away by yourselves--come away to pray (Mark 6:31).
The Retreat House serves the priests and people of the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond as a place of prayer, solitude
and rest. Originally founded in the early 1950s for the priests of the Archdiocese, over the years, the mission has expanded
to now include deacons and their wives, lay ministers, men and women religious and other Church-related groups.
We welcome not only ministers of the Chicago Archdiocese but also all Catholics who find the Retreat House a suitable
place to deepen one's relationship with God through prayer, reflection and quiet.
This preserve of nature, comprising approximately 900 acres of forest and water, is the ideal setting for beholding the glory
of God. Come away to a quiet place to pray. Venite seorsum.