The road to the retreat house currently is ice packed and snowy. A four-wheel drive
vehicle is required to get to the facility.
Welcome to Jesus Our Hope
Nestled in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, Jesus Our Hope Retreat House is
just minutes from the Denver Metropolitan Area. The Retreat House sits adjacent
to Blue Jay Gulch and open up to a valley of trees, pastures, and mountain tops;
making it an ideal location for quiet reflection and silent meditation. The location
of this facility offers an opportunity for individuals and small groups to reflect
on the wonders of God’s created beauty and love that He has for His People. While
it is a Catholic Retreat facility, all denominations are welcome to the stay at
The only condition to staying on the premises is to take time to “Be Still”
and converse with God. It is, in other words, exclusively for people who wish to
conduct a private or a group Retreat.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 -
1:23 PM MST
It is cold outside! We have witnessed negative temperature readings here in the foothils. Often, when we look out our window during this time of year, we tend to see the world as a dreary, lifeless, cold and lonely. The barren trees and the empty dens and nests can bring on attitudes and emotions of sadness and even depression.
Yet, in truth, this time of the year is when God renews all things. When we look on a blanket of snow we are witnessing a purification of the world that will soon bring life to what appears to be dead. Beneath the seemingly lifeless vegetation is a network of growth that seeks out nutrition and growth in a very real way. Indeed, these creations of God, root themselves firmly into the earth to secure life in abundance.
Indeed, this time between Christmas and Lent, is a good time to take inventory of our own lives---to gauge our relationship with Our Savior. Are we seeking life as God willed us to live? Is God able to blanket us with His Love as we search for ways to clean out the the impurities in our soul? Where, in our lives, do we need to be purified so that we can take root in the Gospel and be nourished by His Word?
At the end of Lent comes the Spring, will we be prepared for the wonderful Grace that God is offering to us in His Easter Resurrection? Go ahead, drink of His Gifts in abundance!