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If you know anyone who is young, it is likely that you fear for their spiritual survival. As a Theology teacher for ten years, and a father of three, I know why we fear for them. I, too, was a youth once, and I learned the hard way that the youth need to be trained in spiritual warfare. This book, Swords and Shadows: Navigating Youth Amidst the Wiles of Satan, is the fruit of a grand conversion which Our Lord orchestrated in my life twenty years ago, and which is still playing out to this day.  It was written at the...

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As your summer begins, please enjoy this free excerpt from my first book, "Come Away by Yourselves": ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here we come to an important point:  the retreat for a layman is slightly mystical by nature – it must call upon a special grace from God.  This is so because this retreat often must happen unplanned, or spontaneously; it often must be very brief:  a dive into spiritual intimacy in five minutes.  What I mean is:  the best way for a layman to retreat, when he has no time to go away on a formal retreat, is to “sneak away.”  Consider...

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We have happy news - we now have an eBook version of our first book on making Retreats! It is available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QMDXLGR The print edition is available directly through our website, here: https://www.theretreatbox.com/products/come-away-by-yourselves-a-guide-to-retreats Have a fruitful Holy Week and a blessed and joyful Easter!  

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As we offered last year, this year we have the Easter Prayer Pick-Me-Ups, with more options! CLICK HERE! The Retreat Box product for the Easter Season! Easter is the most important feast in the liturgical year, even higher than Christmas.  Why not send an Easter gift to loved ones?!  Instead of the standard card that simply sends a greeting and a nice image, you can send someone an Easter mini-retreat pack...and not just at the beginning of the Easter Season. Our Easter Prayer Pick-Me-Up (mini-retreat) combines... the traditional greeting card style with an original Retreat Box Easter reflection prayer, along...

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Today, Fr. Kauth, rector of the new Saint Joseph College Seminary, in the Diocese of Charlotte, launched the video of a Roundtable Discussion (forthcoming) from November 10, focusing on the uniqueness of this new seminary, and how it was established to be part of the renewal of the Church in these dark times. Providentially, Charles wrote a prayer for the first-ever conference that The Retreat Box attended as a vendor, in November of 2018.  That following weekend, Charles was invited to be a part of the roundtable discussion.  His prayer was selected to be used as the opening prayer for...

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