“My husband Marcus and I went for the first time to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on August 20 at the Mission of Divine Mercy. We were speechless for a while after Mass. The reverence. The music. The communion rails. The veils. The Holy of Holies celebrated and worshiped as He should be. Thank…


“When I experienced my reversion, the biggest obstacle by far was a lack of trust in Our Lord, the desire to profess a sincere faith while taking care of my own business as I thought fit & keeping the control of it to myself. Once in Confession, the priest told me to say: Jesus, I…


“The Encounter went very well for me.  I love that there is no pressure to be overly emotional – what a relief!  Fr. John Mary was very profound in the things that he spoke about, and I especially enjoyed his comments on not confusing faith and emotions.” – Amanda


“This was amazing, unlike any retreat experienced before.  A great, simple experience that is not flashy or highly produced is reflective of how Jesus comes to us in a manger, in the appearance of bread and that is what this retreat is…an opportunity to simply encounter Jesus.” – A


“Wonderful experience.  Deeply insightful and profoundly clear.  I learned more about myself here in three days than in the last six months of confirmation classes.  The contemplative silence allows one to delve past feelings and give assent to loving and believing in our Lord, Jesus Christ.” – John


“Mother Magdalene’s advice regarding ‘custody of the eyes’ proved immensely helpful, as it allowed me to deepen the sense of isolation (retreat).  Br. Mikael’s honest testimony meant a lot, especially to a younger man.  It helped me to make the most honest confession I may have ever made.” – Chris


“The reverence with which Father says Mass here always helps me to quiet my noisy mind and focus on what is happening at the altar.  It doesn’t matter whether it is a big feast day or an ordinary weekday Mass, the reverence for the Eucharist is always the same.” – Paul


“The ‘Walk with Jesus and Mary’ was a great, simple spiritual getaway for me. The booklet was really helpful.” – Emily


“I’ve been on many retreats, retreat teams, and even been a retreat director, but this was by far the most amazing experience. Often we hear ‘Be still and let God…,’ but how often do we actually do that or even know how?” – Michelle


“I know that we are asked to be silent on the retreat, but I wasn’t sure that I was going to be able to do it.  But by the first evening I felt the Holy Spirit calm my heart and I never felt restrained.  The quiet time was truly a gift.” – Gloria


“This was my first silent retreat.  I had no expectations other than to have time away with Jesus and to grow closer to Him.  This and much, much more was accomplished.” – S


“I have never felt so close to the Lord: the setting, the land, the different places to sit with Jesus.” – M


“This retreat is one that will last. It isn’t a building up and then let down.  It changes hearts.” – Laurie


“Here at the Mission was the first time I found the ‘silence’ that I so longed for…. The silence is where I not only hear my God speaking and sense His pruning, but also filling me again so that I can be of service.” – P


“I felt like I made my First Communion all over again, but even more joyful.” – Mary


“Just a quick note to thank you for all the hard work the Community and staff put into all the Holy Week services.  Everything was under control and so amazingly organized.  This was my second experience of the Walking Way of the Cross and I was so, so touched by the readings.” – Christine


“I am leaving here after the EWJ and after having gone to Confession.  I feel that I have made a true Confession and that it was a real purification for me.  I feel that God created a clean heart in me.” – Diane


“I’ve been enjoying the messages of Faith & Trust so much!  They are like a life raft in a sea of anxiety this year. My friend and I talk about them with each other, and I know they have been a blessing to her in this time of new parenthood.” – L


“I want you to know how grateful I am that the Mission is once again providing a Holy Hour!  That time is so precious to me.  My world is full of constant motion and noise, and Adoration is the one place I truly find peace.” – Cathy


“I hope [with this contribution] that I buy a Brother some new shoes. I hope that it buys a Sister a new habit. I hope that I can kneel before the Lord on the day of my judgement and say: ‘With the money You gave me, I helped to provide a fighting uniform for one…


“A few weeks ago, my wife and I drove to the Mission of Divine Mercy from San Antonio for the first time. It was a most enjoyable and peaceful experience for us both. We will be back.  Wonderful work you are doing. Jesus I Trust In You.” – Bill