IL Ritiro Support

First, we ask that you support us with your prayers for our staff and those who are here on retreat.


We are in need of your support of a current program we are conducting.  The "Our Lady of the Cedars" Chapel does not have a handicapped rest room and access to the Chapel is difficult for those who have physical problems and those who are elderly.  At this time we have raised $ 14,000 of the $ 23,000 required. Please help with the funds needed to build on to the Chapel and to improve the walkways for wheelchairs.  God Bless you and please pray for our success. 

What we charge covers about half of our cost for a person making a retreat. That may not be a surprise if you have stayed at a hotel recently. We do that on purpose so that as many people as possible can have the experience of getting away for a time with God. Any donation that you would like to make is greatly appreciated and will help us provide a place of prayer for others.  Please click on the following link for our general donation fund.

Donated Service

If you or your group would like to volunteer one time or on a regular basis we can match your skills, interests, and availability with tasks that need to be done. For example: (1) changing bed linens, cleaning bathrooms, and meeting areas between retreats; (2) deep cleaning the house in spring and fall, (3)maintaining a flower bed, or (4) cutting the lawn. 

Sponsor another

We work with people whose financial situation makes it impossible for them to consider making a retreat without some outside support. If you would like to contribute to a fund dedicated to providing assistance to these our brothers and sisters please click on the following donation link for our scholarship fund. ($100.00/day would include meals.)


Gently used blankets, dishes sets, kitchen towels, energy saving light bulbs, laundry and dish detergent are needed.

Update A Room

We would like to update many of our bedrooms and living spaces. If you would like to remember someone who has been influential in your spiritual journey by renovating a room in their memory we would acknowledge that person by a plaque on the door. The cost of such renovation would begin at $500.00 and depend on the room. Renovation would include one or two new beds, end table and lamp, desk & chair, and a fresh coat of paint. You do not have to do the labor or the shopping.

Wish List

Lightly Used

Living Room Furniture


Floor and Table Lamps


Energy saving light bulbs


Volunteer Help

Volunteer house cleaners

Volunteer gardeners

Grounds & Flowerbed

Tree Trimming




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