What Retreatants say about the New Life Retreat


The following testimonies have been collected from retreatants over the years and in the different locations in which the retreat has been hosted -- we hope you are encouraged by them!

Just click on the titles and the full testimony will appear.



Before the retreat, I was losing my sense of purpose and direction...

The weekend was just what I needed...

Listening to the talks and sharing ideas in the discussion groups...

Because I have just moved to Ottawa and newly welcomed...

I received exactly what I wanted which was to get closer to God...

I had been struggling with self-doubt in my ability to clearly hear...

The retreat helped me realize that God always answers...

This retreat touched me profoundly...

On the retreat, Jesus came to me and gave me...

This retreat reaffirmed the peace I had received on a recent pilgramage...

Before I attended the New Life Retreat, I felt like something was missing...

I came to this retreat in need of consolation for my grieving heart...

I was born and raised Catholic, yet I had been yearning...

In preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation, I sensed God asking...

Jesus used the New Life Retreat to renew my relationship with Him...

As a result of the New Life Retreat, I have learned the place of fear in my life...

After attending the New Life Retreat, I stopped smoking...

I came to the retreat fearful and anxious...

Before the weekend I was experiencing a deep depression...

At the New Life Retreat, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help me...

As I look back over this weekend retreat, I am convinced...

During the past four years, I was stressed beyond description...

The whole weekend was totally wonderful...

This is the first time my husband and I ever went on a retreat...

The retreat has far surpassed my expectations...

While there is still the same turmoil all around me...

after the second day of the New Life Retreat, I was filled with joy...

I was baptized and raised in the Presbyterian faith...

For the past several years, I have been on a focused spiritual path...

The retreat was for me, a personal encounter with Jesus...

Before I came to the retreat, I had no idea what I would learn...

What did Jesus do for me on my New Life Retreat...

Jesus gave me this time away from my daily schedule to replenish my life...

I came to get a little more. I got a lot more...

For me, the retreat provided the opportunity to truly envisage God's love...

All through the retreat experience every speaker inspired me...

God is great! He touched me in the Retreat in many ways...

I'm grateful for the New Life Retreat. Being an anxious person...

I had been away from the Church for many years...

On the retreat, I put my trust in the Lord...

Jesus came into my life like I have never felt him before...

On the weekend, I experienced a close encounter with Christ...

Starting Sat. morning, Jesus showed me the need for more inner healing...

I don't know when I have made such a beautiful retreat...

He answered prayers that I had forgotten I had prayed...

Thanks to the weekend, I find I no longer feel like an outsider...

The Lord has transformed me through the power of the Holy Spirit...

What sticks out the most from this retreat is Godís desire for communion...

The New Life Retreat did wonders in my life...

For me the retreat provided me with a foundation..

I was really blessed to participate in the New Life Retreat...

The retreat was an experience of forgiveness and change..

I was reminded that, despite my faults, the Lord gives unconditional love...

The Lord turned my life around through the New Life Retreat...

During my retreat, I experienced my eternal Father in a deeper way...

The retreat was the spark that I needed to re-ignite my faith in Jesus...

The Holy Spirit healed me of cancer and left my body feeling great...

Deeper commitment to pursue God's plan for my life...

The New Life retreat gave me a deeper understanding of God's love...

The retreat helped me to grow in forgiveness...

I'm pretty excited about writing this and sharing my experience...

The New Life Retreat made me aware of the graces of my Baptism...

I came in wondering and I left in wonderment and awe...

The retreat built community...

In the winter of 2000/2001, I lay on my deathbed...