Recovering Origins

Recovering Origins is a new, unique two-day retreat for adults who are the children of divorced parents. Through reflection, discussion, and prayer, attendees will come to a greater understanding of the wound of divorce and its effects, advice concerning love and trust of others, and an experience of the Catholic faith that will lead to greater self-knowledge and healing.

Topics covered, include:

  • Finding Our Deepest Identity
  • Faith and Our Relationship with God
  • Love, Dating, and the Sacrament of Marriage
  • Loneliness
  • Anger and Anxiety
  • False Guilt and Shame
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Family Boundaries
  • The Christian Meaning of Suffering
  • And More!

Retreat Schedule

February 2, Saturday 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (includes light refreshments, lunch, and dinner)

February 3, Sunday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (includes Sunday Mass, light refreshments, and lunch)

Must be 18 or older to attend.

The retreat will take place on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 at the Marywood Retreat Center in St. Johns, FL. This is a “commuter” retreat without an overnight stay. The cost is $95 for the weekend and includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.

If you will be travelling from out of town and are in need of lodging, the Holiday Inn Express, located at 11262 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, is recommended.  Marywood Retreat Center is roughly a 15-minute drive from the hotel (see directions here).

Please contact Mike Day at the Office of Family Life at or (904) 262-3200 for more information.


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