"The 50 people in our spiritual study group have been gathering at Colombiere Center four times a year for 8 years.
The staff members, from the conference center manager to the individual kitchen and housekeeping staff, have been terrific, responding to meet the specific needs of our group.
We appreciate the particulars this place offers us, from our spacious meeting room, the meals, and generous salad bar, to spending time on the beautiful grounds and the swimming pool.
The quiet contemplative atmosphere that the Jesuit fathers and brothers supported was palpable and invaluable.
One of our group members recently said to me, "It's like home now."
Each time we return, we feel warmly welcomed to this unique conference center."
- Julia, Great Lakes Diamond Approach
"Dear Staff of Colombiere Retreat Center,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay at your facility! It has been a pleasure to be able to have retreats in such expansive surroundings.
Our stay has been most accommodating with the delicious meals we've enjoyed together and our comfy rooms.
It's so good to know that there are great facilities like this that have beautiful vocations of caring for so many people out in the world. May God continue to bless you and all the staff here at the Colombiere Retreat Center!"
- Net Ministries Team 6
"Wanted to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for everything you and your staff have done to make our retreat over the past weekend a very successful one.
Rooms were all in order and everything we needed for service in the chapel, extra hall, and dining hall, etc. was provided.
Technical staff were extremely helpful in helping us with our needs to set up additional sound systems in two halls, extra chairs in the chapel, etc. on very short notice.
Food was good and served in a timely manner.
Due to participants coming from all over the country and Canada, and sessions being held in two languages, it was quite challenging to conduct it in a very orderly manner.
We would not have been able to do it without your friendly support.
Once again, thank you for everything and if God allows, we will do such retreats again at your facility.
May God bless you and everyone in the conference center with the best of everything!"
- M.V.T. President & CEO, Divine Vision Network Inc.
"I was so pleased to have the opportunity to spend a few days at your beautiful retreat center after the funeral of my son.
My daughters and I arrived a day late for the sewing retreat we had previously signed up for.
I meant to make a small contribution, but am adding the refund that you so generously sent."
- Arden W.
"Mehring Books holds a conference each year to discuss its' plan to hold training sessions for its writers and to hear reports for keynote speakers.
What has made our conference unique, are the wonderful facilities at Colombiere and the beautiful natural surroundings that are unsurpassed by any academic setting.
Add to this the fabulous meals, even for vegetarians, and we know we have a winner for a location.
After all, who can beat the ability to think and converse in a setting as beautiful as New York City's Central Park with the modern accouterments of the internet?
Nurture or nature? Here you can have both!
Again, thank you Colombiere."
- Larry R. Coordinator for Mehring Books
"This was the first private retreat I had ever taken.
Wow! I can't imagine a better way to get away from the everyday rush and stress of the outside world.
I was prompted to attend a retreat by my Deacon and wasn't looking forward to it.
Now I plan to take a weekend retreat at least once a year, and I would recommend to anyone who needed some time to get back in touch with themselves and God."
- Brianne Z.
"We would like to thank you for welcoming us into your community, once again.
We truly appreciate everything you do to make our stay so enjoyable.
Many blessings to all of you and thanks again."
- Mercy High School Kairos XXXVI Girls
"Everything was wonderful and all had a marvelous time. I sincerely appreciate how you handled our little group with such care!
I will certainly plan to use your facilities again in the future at our events. (You were above expectations!)"