A “Free-Range” Childhood

The Board of Directors of Christ in the Wilderness met for the annual visit to the retreat center in Stockton, Illinois. We start every meeting with a prayer but for this extended time, our prayer experience was also extended. We read collectively, we listened, and went around the room to read individually. The guided meditation […]

Nightly Increase

On July 1, 2015, we will be going up to $65 per night. This is done in order to keep up with increasing costs of operating Christ in the Wilderness. We look forward to your continued support.

Daisies Galore

The meadows are filled with daisies this time of year. It very pretty seeing the white and yellow daises seemingly floating above the grass as the wind blows. Other wildflowers are also beginning to bloom. Plan your summer retreats now.


Yesterday, a first time retreatant arrived. The first thing she told me upon getting out of the car: “I am already planning a longer time out here. This is going to be too short.” She is here 2 nights only. If you are looking for an extended time to enjoy solitude, prayer and reflection, we […]