Life's Healing Weekend

A retreat to start your healing journey

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Freedom and Healing Are Possible

Life's Healing Journey is a special encounter in the form of a retreat that allows
individuals who are dealing with all kinds of hurt to encounter the living God
who loves all with both a divine and human heart. Through this encounter with
Jesus, individuals find true and lasting healing.


Life's Healing Journey promotes this encounter through




Strengthening your relationship with Jesus.




Educational Talks

Equipping you with knowledge to start the healing process.



Personal Reflection

Giving spiritual insight into your past experiences.



Group Sharing

Encouraging freedom from your heavy and lonely burdens.


Upcoming Retreats


Offered in either English or Spanish, each retreat is located either onsite at

the MSC House or offsite at a retreat center.


Offsite retreats begin at 6:00 PM on Friday and end Sunday at 4:00 PM

Onsite retreats begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday and end Sunday at 4:00 PM



Retreat Pricing:

Offsite Retreats: $275
Located at a Retreat Center
Onsite Retreats: $100



August 25-26
Life's Healing Weekend
MSC House 
305 S. Lake St, Aurora, IL
Register | $100

MSC House
September 8-9
Life's Healing Weekend (Spanish)
MSC House 
305 S. Lake St, Aurora, IL
MSC House
September 22-23
Spiritual Journey
MSC House 
305 S. Lake St, Aurora, IL

Your journey to inner peace is built on 3 principles:


Start the Natural Grieving Process

By recognizing and respecting the natural rhythms to healing life-inflicted wounds, each retreat attendee is taught and led through the natural grieving process of emotional, physical, and spiritual hurts, while being grounded in sound psychology and mainstream theology.

Explore the effects of abuse and loss

Focusing on the effects of major life events, retreat attendants are taken on a journey to explore how various disappointments, abuse, losses, and sudden changes can negatively affect and control our lives.

Find Liberation through Forgiveness

The retreat concludes with a focus on the liberation forgiveness can bring to one's life. The process is natural an ddoes not have a pre-determined outcome. The participant decides the extent of her/his involvement.

What People Are Saying

I wanted to "get my act together" and be healed, be relieved from some of my mental anguish. The practical help I received exceeded all expectations. Finally, after a 40 year walk with the Lord, I get it... God loves me, unconditionally, at all times
-Melissa J.
I am left with a sense of great satisfaction. I feel renewed, almost as if my heart no longer felt pain.
-Jacob S.
After experiencing the retreat, I am leaving with the right tools to heal and continue working on myself
-Jennifer W.
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Retreat Schedule

This is a typical schedule for a 3-day offsite retreat at a retreat center

6:00 PM

Registration at Front Desk

7:15 PM

Welcome and Orientation

7:40 PM

Educational Talk: Introduction to LHJ and Grieving

8:30 PM

Ice Breaker

9:15 PM

Prayer Service

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Reactions After A Retreat

  • "I feel a huge relief internally. I have tranquility and peace"

  • "I found the strength to keep moving forward towards recovery."

  • "LHW is a foundation in which to start thinking healthier"


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  1. Each retreat we offer is either in English or Spanish. Our retreat schedule clearly identifies each offered retreat's language.

Scholarships for LHW

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart occasionally offers partial scholarships for those who would not otherwise be able to attend a Life's Healing Journey retreat due to financial reasons, but only when funding is available. For more information, please email the LHJ Director at

We strive to keep fees as low as possible at LHJ so that our retreats are available to all who want to come regardless of financial situation. To that end, we have created a scholarship fund. Please consider donating. Your donation is tax deductible, and we'll gratefully send you a receipt for any amount you contribute.



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