The audio for Archbishop Lavoi's talks given at the 2022 Retreat in Washington DC are now available on our website and can be found here. Note that the original video can still be found on The Calix Society page on Facebook!
The 2022 Calix Retreat will return to The Washington Retreat House in Washington, DC, August 5-7. Our retreat director will be Bishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, OMI! You can register online by clicking "read more" and then this link.
WHAT DOES CALIX DO?
The “Credo” of the society succinctly tells the story: “Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics, drug addicts, and family members and friends affected by addiction, who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12 Step program. Our first concern is to interest Catholics with these problems in the virtue of total abstinence. Our second stated purpose is to promote the spiritual development of our membership. Our gathering today is an effort in this direction. Our conversation and our association together should be a source of inspiration and encouragement to each other, geared to our growth toward spiritual maturity. Our participation in all other spiritual activities of Calix, such as the frequent celebration of the Liturgy, reception of the Sacraments, personal prayer and meditation, Holy Hours, Days of Recollection and retreats, aids us in our third objective, namely, to strive for the sanctification of the whole personality of each member. We welcome others who are not members of our Catholic faith, and anyone concerned with the illness of alcoholism and addiction who wish to join with us in prayer for our stated purposes.”
Consider the men and women, who have spent a long time, often many years, unwittingly developing a physical dependence on alcohol. Finally they reach the end of the line – physically, mentally and spiritually. Assume that they manage to put together a short period of sobriety and tentatively are testing the Twelve Step program. Their physical condition improves rapidly and, after a longer period, so does the emotional side of their lives.
– William J. Montroy, A founder of the Calix Society
We pray, through the intercession of co-patrons, for the following:
Our Lady of Recovery
For continued growth of the Calix Society
For deceased members of the Calix Society
For all those who struggle with addiction
For all those who are in recovery from addiction
Submit your prayer intentions here
Venerable Matt Talbot
by: Terry Nelson