The Preaching Team of Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center joyfully announces the theme for the highly anticipated post- pandemic

2021 – 2022 Retreat Season:

PORTRAIT OF CHRIST: ENCOUNTERING THE TRUTH

The writings and personal  encounters of St. Paul the Apostle and St. Paul of the Cross, who were both committed to preaching Christ Crucified, serve as a historical canvas upon which a portrait and understanding of Christ
are painted.

Capturing the reverence, excitement, and newness of an encounter with the Truth, what is to say with Christ Himself, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, particularly in modern society plagued by a cancel culture and relativism, the Preaching Team and Retreatants will be given a unique opportunity to “paint a portrait” of Christ through exploring various encounters with Him and with others in their lives as experienced through the Scriptures, at home, in their parish communities, and out in the world.

Encounters in life are various and as diverse as every person’s portrait of Christ. However, these diverse encounters and multiple images of Christ all point to the Truth which is absolute and eternal.

An examination of the Catholic understanding of both Truth and encounter
will serve as a foundation to explore encounters with Truth that realize a growth in relationship with God and a better understanding of one’s Christian duty of living, preaching and witnessing the Truth as did St. Paul the Apostle and St. Paul of the Cross.

All Saints Church – Houston
Annunciation Church – Houston
Christ the Good Shepherd Church – Spring
Christ the Redeemer Church – Houston
Christ Our Light – Navasota
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart – Houston
Corpus Christi Church – Houston
Epiphany of the Lord Church – Katy
Holy Cross Chapel – Houston
Holy Family Church – Missouri City
Holy Family Parish (at Holy Rosary Church) – Galveston
Holy Ghost Church – Houston
Holy Rosary Church – Rosenberg
Immaculate Conception Church – Houston
Most Holy Trinity Church – Angleton
Our Lady of Czestochowa Church – Houston
Our Lady of Lourdes Church – Hitchcock
Our Mother of Mercy Church – Houston
Prince of Peace Catholic Community – Houston
Sacred Heart Church – Conroe
Sacred Heart Church – Palestine
Sacred Heart Church – Richmond
St Albert of Trapani Church – Houston
St Ambrose Church – Houston
St Angela Merici Church – Missouri City
St Anne Church – Houston
St Anne Church – Tomball
St Anthony of Padua Church – The Woodlands
St Bartholomew the Apostle Church – Katy
St Catherine of Siena Church – Houston
St Cecilia Church – Houston
St Charles Borromeo Church – Houston
St Christopher Church – Houston
St Cyril of Alexandria Church – Houston
St Edith Stein Church – Katy
St Edward Church – Spring
St Faustina Catholic Church – Fulshear
St Frances Cabrini Church – Houston
St Francis de Sales Church – Houston
St Hyacinth Church – Deer Park
St Ignatius Loyola Church – Spring
St James the Apostle Church – Spring
St Jerome Church – Houston
St John of the Cross Church – New Caney
St John the Baptist Church – Alvin
St John Vianney Church – Houston
St Laurence Church – Sugar Land
St Leo the Great Church – Houston
St Luke the Evangelist Church – Houston
St. Louis – Winnie
St Martha Church – Kingwood
St Mary Church – Frydek
St Mary Church – Plantersville
St Mary Immaculate Conception – Brenham
St Mary Magdalene Church – Humble
St Mary of the Miraculous Medal Church – Texas City
St Mary of the Purification Church – Houston
St Mary, Star of the Sea Church – Freeport
St Matthias the Apostle Church – Magnolia
St Maximilian Kolbe Church – Houston
St Michael Church – Houston
St Michael Church – Lake Jackson
St Michael Church – Needville
St Nicholas Church – Houston
St Patrick Church – Houston
St Paul the Apostle Church – Nassau Bay
St Philip of Jesus Church – Houston
St Philip the Apostle Church – Huffman
St. Philip’s Retreat Guild
St Pius V Church – Pasadena
St Rose of Lima Church – Houston
St Theresa Church – Houston
St Theresa Church – Sugar Land
St Thomas Aquinas Church – Sugar Land
St Thomas More Church – Houston
St Thomas the Apostle Church – Huntsville
St Vincent de Paul Church – Houston
Sts Peter & Paul Church – Bellville
Sts Simon & Jude Church – The Woodlands

"Just don't wanna have to wait a whole year to come back again!!"

Anthony
"Thank you for providing such a beautiful time and space to be alone with Our Lord. May the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in our hearts!"

Margaret
"I was weak spiritually, mentally and physically. This retreat will start my real recovery."

Andrew
"Loved this retreat. Felt closer to God. Dug deep within myself and learned more about Our Lord, the Passionists, and me. Cannot wait to return to this Holy Ground."

Kenneth
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Prayer for Passionist Retreatants

Jesus, you invited the apostles to come away with you to a deserted place and rest a while. Like your apostles, enable me to experience You on retreat — your suffering love and tender compassion. May I come to better know myself, to draw closer to you, and to thus be of better service to my brothers and sisters in the Church. Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, to respond generously, and to benefit from the solitude and peace. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Sorrows, may I and my fellow retreatants leave our retreat as deeply committed Christians, better able to follow Your footsteps in all the opportunities and challenges of life. Amen.