Advent is a journey…We are waiting… moving toward…something better, we hope, that we will find on Christmas morning. On Christmas morning, we find the love of Christ in an infant. We find ourselves devoted to this little child who like all babes needs our care and support for the first several (18 or more) years of their life. As this child grows, we grow in our relationship with Jesus. This child becomes the Good Shepherd. There is something about the image of the shepherd that we find compelling, as most of us have never seen a shepherd. This image speaks of peace and tranquility and hope in the face of danger. We find ourselves praying Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd – in times of grief and sorrow, to give us comfort that the Shepherd is with us, guiding us. This year at Christ the King Retreat Center, the image of the Good Shepherd will be the focus of our spiritual journey (retreat theme). We pray that you will find the image of the infant at Christmas and the image of the Shepherd a place of peace and tranquility, leaving the dark valley behind.
We at Christ the King Retreat Center wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Our offices and the retreat center will be closed on Monday in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The office will be open on Tuesday at 8:00 am. Peace and Blessings to you.
It was 70 years ago, September 1952, that the Mission Oblates of Mary Immaculate purchased the land and property of the Lethert family on Buffalo Lake in Buffalo, MN, and hosted the first Silent Retreat at King’s House. Through the many years of ministry, there have been thousands of retreatants experiencing peace, renewal, and joy through the multitude of priests and religious who have served here. In celebration of this milestone, there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 2:00 pm with reception following. All are welcome to attend, please RSVP using the form below.
A gift has been given to Christ the King Retreat Center in memory of Fr. Jim Deegan, a beautiful replica of the Pieta found at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Christ the King Retreat Center will be doing routine maintenance on our website. The scheduled downtimes are:
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10 PM, ending on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 4 AM.
The second begins at 10 PM on Friday, April 29 and ends on Saturday, April 30 at 6 AM.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call us during business hours M-F 8 am to 4 pm.
Have a blessed day,