Checklist for pilgrims

A Place for God: A Guide to Spiritual Retreats and Retreat Centers, by Timothy Jones

For Christians seeking time for spiritual renewal away from their ordinary routines, Timothy Jones offers a wise and comprehensive guide to over 250 retreat centers across the U.S. and Canada, organized by state. The majority of the sites are Catholic, but Episcopal, Quaker and Mennonite places are also represented. Jones describes landscape features as well as the history and purpose of each center. He tells us, for example, that Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, Minnesota, is built on a site once called "a sheltered, quiet place" by Native Americans, and that its primarily ministry is providing silent, meditative retreats. Kanuga, on the other hand, is an Episcopal center in North Carolina that accommodates hundreds at its summer conferences.


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