We present to you some of the people whose job it is to make your
stay comfortable, quiet and prayerful. We are mindful of the gospel virtue to "be hospitable to one another" and
try to be guided by the values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Justice and Respect. We are ever-mindful of the well know
rule of St. Benedict that states "Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ himself."
Msgr. Dennis J. Lyle
is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He worked three years in a parish and eighteen years in the seminary system
of the Archdiocese as a professor and rector. He is available for the celebration of the Eucharist, retreats, spiritual direction
and the Sacrament of Penance.
John F. Canary is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He has dedicated much of his priestly ministry to the formation
of seminarians and the support of priests. He retired as the Vicar General of the Archdiocese and moved to the Retreat House.
He is available for spiritual direction, retreats and the celebration of the sacraments.
Patrick Pfaller leads our
maintance team and is assisted by Ben Pfaller,and
George Schopper. They work to maintain the facility and care for the grounds. Truly, we
could not keep the doors open without Patrick's, Ben’s and George's gifts of craftsmanship and mechanical knowledge.
Services prepares and serves
the delicious and nutritious meals at the retreat house. We prepare our meals with seasonal and fresh ingredients.
With advanced notice our staff is prepared to meet specific dietary needs of individual retreatants and accommodate requests
from group retreats. Lynn Buzza is the manager of the fine, courteous staff, which frequently is commented
on for its solicitude for our guests. Mark
Kroplewski, our executive chef, collaborates
with Lynn and the able support of the rest of the Morrison staff: Amanda, Colette and Judy.
is the office manager and is the one whose voice you will likely hear when
you call. Eva has been with Stritch for many years in a variety of capacities and knows the operation from top to bottom.
Presently, she is the manager of all administrative functions at the House.
and Erika Conejo form our housekeeping staff and
make sure the rooms and public areas are clean, healthy, safe and welcoming. They make the place shine -literally- and we
could not run the Retreat House without them.