Silent Retreat

Holy Cross Retreat Center LaporteWe recently spent a weekend at the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Laporte, IN for a silent retreat. It was a time of serious discernment as we prepared to write out petitions to the Novitiate. For us postulants, the Novitiate is the next big step on our journey. Some of the temporary professed were there to answer questions and ease any apprehensions we had moving forward in the process. For me, it was also a time to reflect on the vows we will one day be taking. I feel God is inviting me into this special way of life; to be poor, chaste, and obedient in imitation of Christ. These vows are an opportunity for me to freely give myself over to God and His people.


Holy Cross Retreat Center Laporte

— Dustin Nelson was admitted to the Holy Cross Postulancy Program last summer. A native of Kokomo, Indiana, he is a graduate of Indiana University and is clarifying his call to religious life while living in community at St. Joseph Discernment House.