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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Treat yourself to some special time from 9 am - 5pm on Mother's Day weekend! We will be taking a look at the components involved in living a rich, peaceful, and fulfilling life after divorce. The workshop will be led by Jane Springer, certified life and style coach. Jane works with women of faith who are going through challenging life changes, such as divorce, dating, remarriage, the empty nest and chronic health issues. Cost is $50, which includes meals.  View the schedule by clicking here.  Email dasha@neumanncenter.org to register or for more info.

Jesus: The Face of Mercy
Rev. Msgr. Slade Crawford & Fr. Michael Nixon
April 1 - 3, 2016

Come experience the mercy of Jesus Christ on Divine Mercy weekend!  This retreat will open your heart to     receive our Lord and the abundant grace He wants to pour out for you. Cost is $100 (includes lodging and meals) or $50 for commuters. To register, email dasha@neumanncenter.org or call 224-2971.

Spiritual Workshop w/ Dr. Tom Neal

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Join us on the 1st Saturday of Lent for a full one-day retreat, "Seeking Secular Sanctity: Empowering Men & Women to Find Holiness in Everyday Life".  Cost is $75, which includes 3 meals. Space is limited so register today by email, dasha@neumanncenter.org, or call 224-2971.

Marriage Annulment Workshop

   Monday, December 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
   St. John Neumann Retreat Center

Rev. Msgr. James Flaherty, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese, will explain the path to healing and reconciliation for those who have experienced a broken marital relationship (divorce). Please contact Dasha Nixon to rsvp at dasha@neumanncenter.org or 224-2971.

Catholic's Divorce Healing Program

The St. John Neumann Retreat Center is pleased to offer an exciting 12-week ministry to men and women who have suffered divorce: The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide.  Beginning on Monday, October 5th @ 6 pm, this program will help you find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic teachings. Cost of $15 includes a personal survival guide, refreshments and all materials.  Please click here for the registration forms.  Read & complete these forms and bring to the first session.  For more information about this program, visit www.catholicsdivorce.com or email Dasha Nixon at dasha@neumanncenter.org for more details.

2015 Respect Life Conference: Every Life is Worth Living

Welcome to Tallahassee & the St. John Neumann Retreat Center!  We are now taking reservations for lodging for this year's Respect Life Conference on October 23 & 24, 2015.  If you would like to make a reservation for 1 or 2 nights while you are attending the Conference, please email Dasha Nixon, dasha@neumanncenter.org and include which nights you will be staying, your name, name of roommate if you have a preference and approximate time of arrival.  

The special rate is $30.00 per night based on double occupancy and includes a continental breakfast beginning at 6:30 am on Saturday & Sunday.  We are located next door to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church which has a Perpetual Adoration chapel & Sunday Masses beginning @ 8 am.

"The Joy of Discipleship" Lent Retreat (Msgr. Slade Crawford & Fr. Michael Nixon)

  February 27 - March 1, 2015

Come get away from the world and experience the joy of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. This       weekend retreat will deepen your love for our Lord as we journey with Him into the desert and up the mountain so we may be transformed. Cost is $100 for 2 nights lodging and meals, $50 for meals only.  Click here for the schedule.  To register, email dasha@neumanncenter.org or call 850-224-2971.

January 2015 - She Walks in Beauty Women's Retreat w/ the Apostles of the Sacred Heart

The St. John Neumann Retreat Center will once again be hosting a Women's Retreat in January! The Apostles of the Sacred Heart will lead "She Walks in Beauty" on January 10th & 11th.  The cost is $100 which includes an overnight stay and all meals.  There is a special mother/daughter rate of $150 where they will share a room and experience the retreat together. Daughters should be high school age or above.

If you would like to renew your relationship with Jesus to begin the new year, email dasha@neumanncenter.org or call 850-224-2971 to register for this wonderful retreat.  We were full last year and anticipate filling up quickly again.  Please click here for the weekend schedule.

December 2014 - Advent Retreat with the Fathers of Mercy

December 13 & 14

The perfect way to prepare for Christmas!  Through a series of conferences, a Holy Hour, and private prayer time, Fr. Chuck Zmudzinski, C.P.M. will help us prepare for Christmas by becoming more aware of God’s presence all around us as we patiently wait for the joyful celebration of that day when the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The cost is $75, which includes lodging and all meals, or $50, for meals only. To register, email dasha@neumanncenter.org or call 850-224-2971. Click here for more info & the schedule.

November 2014 - Lectio Divina Retreat w/ Karl Schultz

The Neumann Center will be hosting, Lectio Divina: Sharing the Word with the Holy Family, from November 14 - 16.  Karl A. Schultz, Director of Genesis Personal Development Center and EWTN contributor, will show how the Holy Family teaches us how to foster a dialogue with God through the Word and apply the wisdom in our everyday circumstances.  Cost is $150 for the full retreat (lodging and meals) or $75 for the commuter retreat (meals only).  Please click here for the registration flyer which includes more details. 

The St. John Neumann Retreat Center 2014-15 Brochure is now available! Click here for a printable information about Retreats (outside cover) and here for information about groups and rates (inside cover).

Mark your Calendars for 2 Upcoming Retreats...more details soon!

Lectio Divina - November 14 - 16 - Retreat Master Karl Schultz

Advent Retreat - December 12 - 14 - Fathers of Mercy

Summer Retreat - August 9 & 10

Fr. Abraham Mathew, from the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY, will serve as retreat master. Originally, from India, he move to the United States in his earlier years. His areas of expertise include redemptive suffering, the Holy Family & the Eucharist. He stayed at the St. John Neumann Center for a mini-sabbatical this past Spring and deeply touched many in the Tallahassee community when he celebrated Masses, heard Confessions and provided Spiritual Direction at Blessed Sacrament, St. Thomas More and the Neumann Center.

This retreat will begin Saturday morning @ 8 am and end on Sunday @ 12 noon.  The cost is $100 which includes all talks and meals.  You are welcome to stay overnight on Saturday at no extra cost.  To register, contact Dasha Nixon via email at dasha@neumanncenter.org or call the Center at 850-224-2971.

July 2014 - Great news for divorced Catholics! 

We will be hosting the Catholic's Divorce Survival program beginning Wednesday, July 9th @ 6:30 pm. The twelve-week program features thirty-minute DVD presentations each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single, and much more. Please click here for the registration form, which also includes a Confidentiality Agreement.  Please submit both forms prior to the first session on July 9th.  You may bring the $30 payment with you to the first class.   For more information, contact the Center via email at dasha@neumanncenter.com or you may visit CatholicsDivorce.com.

Also, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Tribunal office will be conducting an Annulment Workshop on Tuesday, August 5th @ 7 pm.  Our Judicial Vicar, Monsignor James Flaherty, will explain the path to healing and reconciliation for those who have experienced a broken marital relationship.  He will be available to answer any questions you may have about the annulment process.

May 2014 - He has Risen, Alleluia! I hope you are having a Blessed & Joyous Easter Season!  As we conclude our Spring 2014 schedule, plans are being made for another year of Catholic retreats and programming at the Neumann Center for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015.  Some of the highlights:

  • The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide - A 12-week program from Ascension Press that helps Catholics find peace, power and passion after a divorce. Will be offered again this Summer 2014.
  • Engaged Encounter - A requirement to be married in the Catholic Church is to participate in marriage preparation.  The fall weekend is coming up in September.
  • Lectio Divina - One of the most popular devotions today is coming to the Neumann Center. This retreat will be led by Karl Schultz, a noted author and speaker.  November 2014
  • Advent Retreat - The Fathers of Mercy return to lead us in this season of Hope to a deeper encounter with the Holy Family and our Savior Jesus Christ. December 2014
  • Lent Retreat - February 2015
Click the "Calendar" tab to get the most up-to-date schedule of events at our retreat center.

February 2014 - Two Lenten Retreats for the senses: Blessed Are You Poor: Following the Poor Christ into the Lenten Desert (March 7 - 9) & Taking Prayer Out of the Box: Ignatian Prayer and the Discernment of Spirits (March 21 - 23).  During these 2 retreats, you will grow closer to our Lord as we embark on the 40-day journey toward His Passion, Death & Resurrection.  Two outstanding retreat masters will be coming to Tallahassee to lead us, Dr. Tom Neal ("Blessed Are You Poor") and Fr. Sean Morris, OMV ("Taking Prayer Out of the Box"). Come spend time away from the world and attend one or both of these special opportunities to deepen your spiritual life. Click here for the Blessed Are You Poor retreat and here for the Taking Prayer Out of the Box retreat registration forms.

January 2014 - Our annual Lent Retreat will be March 7th - 9th.  Come away for a time of personal prayer and desert silence to drink more deeply of Lent's torrent of life-changing graces. Titled "Blessed Are You Poor: Following the Poor Christ into the Lenten Desert", Dr. Tom Neal (Academic Dean of Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans) will lead this reflection on the rich meaning and real-world implications of the first of the Beatitudes. If you are looking for greater faith-inspired simplicity and joy in your life, this weekend will offer you a Lenten feast! Registration is now open...click here for the registration flyer.

12/17/13 - Women's Retreat led by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist will be held the weekend of January 11 & 12, 2014.  This retreat is open to ALL women who are seeking a deeper understanding of God's will for them in their roles as single laywomen, wives and/or mothers.  The Sisters of Mary have done some amazing things, including participating in the American Bible Challenge (advancing to the finale and winning the "Fan Favorite" award) and producing a sacred music album, Mater Eucharistiae, that reached #1 on the Billboard Classical Music charts.  Their primary charism is teaching and their order has grown tremendously.  Click here for the registration flyer and visit their website, www.sistersofmary.org for more about them.  Gift certificates are available for the perfect Christmas gift!  Email dasha@neumanncenter.org for more information.

11/23/13 - Advent Retreat featured in Tallahassee Democrat Faith Briefs today!  Preparing the Way of the Lord; Make Straight His Paths will be led by Fr. Philip Merdinger, the Founder of the Brotherhood of Hope.  You may know the Brothers of Hope through their outstanding ministry to the college students of Florida State University, Catholic Student Union @ the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More.  Join Fr. Philip during this Advent, the season of Hope, as we engage in listening, reflection and prayer, December 6th - 8th. Registration is now open!  Click here for the registration form which includes the retreat schedule and cost.

10/17/13 - Upcoming Retreats:  Praying the Psalms Men's Retreat (October 25 - 27), All For Jesus: Spirituality of Mother Teresa (November 15 - 16) & Be A Saint! Evangelization By Attraction (November 22 - 24).  Registration is now open and forms with detailed information including the schedule can be found by clicking the desired retreat or by going to the "Retreats" page.

09/17/13 - NEW! Catholic's Divorce Healing Program - The Neumann Center is pleased to announce the beginning of an exciting, new DVD ministry to men and women who have suffered from divorce: The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide. Beginning on October 2nd and meeting weekly on Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm, this 12-week program features 30-minute DVD presentations each week that cover topics of shock, denial, anger, grief, guilt, forgiveness, money, the courts, the kids, the ex-spouse, annulment, dating, sexuality, spirituality, remarriage or staying single, and much more.  Whether you got divorced ten days ago or ten years ago, this Christian program, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, is open to anyone who needs comfort, counsel and clarity after a divorce.  Cost is $30.  To complete the registration form, click here and email to dasha@neumanncenter.org. For more information about the Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide go to CatholicsDivorce.com. 

09/12/13 - The Neumann Center Book Club has the new reading list for 2013-14!  Click here to pull up the list and save for future reference.  The Book Club will meet monthly this year on the 2nd Monday @ 7:30 pm.

09/05/13 - Check out our Retreats page and click on the retreat to get a description & schedule of some of our new, exciting retreat offerings this Fall!  Gift certificates are a spiritual, unique present and are available at the Center office.

08/27/13 - Men's Retreat coming in October! Praying the Psalms: The Ancient Pathway to God, led by Rev. Msgr. Slade Crawford, will use the method of interactive Christology in reading, meditating and praying the Psalms.  The only requirement is "the thirst for the living God, to seek His face."  The dates are October 25 - 27... registration opens in September!

08/02/13 - Throughout the summer, the planning for many new upcoming retreats has begun! Go to the "Retreats" page to see the wonderful retreats we will be hosting here.  As we continue to spiritually grow beyond the "Year of Faith", please join us for one or more.  And check back with us soon for all of the details!

06/05/13 - We have another exciting event planned this summer!  The Neumann Center will begin an Ecumenical Outreach program lead by Deacon Matthew Busch on Wednesday, June 19th @ 7 pm. We welcome members of all faith backgrounds to join us as we show episodes of the Catholicism series followed by a question and answer period with Deacon Matt to help explain what & why Catholics believe. We will meet every Wednesday @ 7 pm through August 21st. The Catholicism Summer series is free to the public.

04/23/13 - Registration for the Corpus Christi retreat, a.k.a., Feasting on Glory: Falling in Love Anew with the Eucharistic Mystery, is now open!  Please click here for the registration flyer. This retreat would make an excellent Mother's Day gift!  Gift Certificates are available at the Neumann Center. 

04/22/13 - Our schedule is now set for the Feasting on Glory 24-hour retreat next month with Dr. Tom Neal. Please click here for the schedule.  The registration flyer will be available this week or you may contact Dasha Nixon via email dasha@neumanncenter.org or phone 850-224-2971 to reserve your spot.

04/08/13 - Details are being finalized on another exciting 24-hour retreat: Feasting on Glory: Falling in Love Anew with the Eucharist Mystery.  Join Dr. Tom Neal on Friday, May 31st & Saturday, June 1st, as he leads an evening and a day of reflections, interspersed with reflective times for Eucharistic adoration, intended to prepare you to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with renewed fervor and lead you further along toward a way of life in keeping with the beauty and life-changing power of our Church's greatest Treasure. Come spend some time apart to deepen your love for Jesus Christ! A registration form will be available soon.

03/28/13 - As we begin our encounter with Jesus today in these 3 days of the Easter Triduum, please read this reflection from Dr. Tom Neal (our 2012 Advent Retreat Director) which eloquently puts into words this great Paschal mystery of our faith, Christ's Passover from death into life.

02/15/13 - Lenten Retreat registration is open!  Our annual Lenten Retreat will be held Friday evening, March 15th through Saturday, March 16th.  The theme will be Holy Week and our guide will be Father Michael Somers, SVD.  Please see the registration flyer for all of the details!

02/08/13 - Sister Christine Kelly of the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Augustine, Florida, who served as the Director of the St. John Neumann Center from 1984 - 2012, passed away from this earth yesterday evening.  Please click here for her obituary.  Eternal rest grant unto Sister Christine, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.  May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.