Retreat Center – Nazareth House
Why A Retreat?
A retreat is a unique personal experience: a time for special reflection on the meaning and direction of our lives; for opening ourselves to God's loving presence; for slowing down and appreciating the moments when He has touched us directly or indirectly through His creation and our friends.
Today, more than ever, we believe that people need to get away from the routine of life into a quiet, restful atmosphere of nature to revitalize themselves.
Nazareth House is a renewal center where people of all ages and religions can come to grow and draw strength so as to find a balance in their lives.
Nazareth House Retreat Center
Nazareth House (formerly known as Christ the King Retreat Center, or simply King's House), founded in 1962 by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is directed by the Catholic Diocese of Peoria. We offer members of all faiths a setting and atmosphere for experiencing the reality of God's love for them.
For GPS you can use
Route 18 & 26 , Magnolia, IL 61336 or
8508 N 100th Co Hwy Magnolia,IL 61336
Hwy 18- All Weather
Hwy 26-Good Weather Only
This picturesque and modern air-conditioned facility is located high above the east bank of the Illinois River, with a panoramic view of the river valley. It is surrounded by 50 acres of woods. Christ the King shrine, a Marian shrine, and Stations of the Cross are around the property for prayer and meditation.
Nazareth House is prayerful with quiet simplicity for daily Mass in the CHAPEL and personal prayer and meditation.
MEDITATION ROOM, with its panoramic view of the river valley, is ideal for personal reflection and prayer.
The ARCHBISHOP FULTON SHEEN LIBRARY contains a variety of religious and meditative books and magazines and offers a place for small meetings and quiet study.
The wooded 50 acres contain OUTDOOR STATIONS OF THE CROSS and a MARIAN and CHRIST THE KING SHRINE to give a devotional touch that keeps one aware of God's presence.
SINGLE AND TWIN OCCUPANCY ROOMS each have private baths.
The MAIN LOUNGE provides a large, functional room for discussion meetings and social exchange or relaxed reading.
The DINING ROOM features family-style meals with a hearty menu.