Thank you for visiting the website of John XXIII Retreat Center. As many of you know the retreat center was closed at the end of 2016 after 50 years of ministry, touching thousands of individuals. We wish to thank each of you who supported John XXIII Retreat Center with your prayers, your time and your contributions. You share in the great rewards for a job well done.

Some of the ministry activities birthed at John XXIII Retreat Center will now be carried on within Holy Spirit Ministries. This new ministry was established by three extraordinary women who devoted years of their lives as part of John XXIII Retreat Center. Sr. Joetta Huelsmann, PHJC, served more than 11 years as director of John XXIII Retreat Center. Dorothy Stewart served many years in various positions at the retreat center. Sr. Rita Musante, OLVM, joined the retreat center staff during its final years. These three remain vigilant to carry on with ministry, with their headquarters in Hartford City, Indiana.

We invite you to visit the Holy Spirit Ministries website at