Registration for 2018 Annual Retreat is now available!

The annual retreat returns to the Philadelphia area this year. We'll be gathering August 3-5 at St. Joseph's in the Hills Retreat House in Malvern, PA. Click here to register online. You can then pay online using PayPal or follow instructions to send a check. Any...

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WHAT DOES CALIX DO?

The “Credo” of the society succinctly tells the story: “Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with and participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our first concern is to interest Catholics with an alcoholic problem 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, aid us in our third objective, namely, to strive for the sanctification of the whole personality of each member. We welcome other alcoholics, not members of our faith, or any others, non-alcoholics, who are concerned with the illness of alcoholism and wish to join with us in prayer for our stated purposes.”

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WHY CALIX?

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.

“A.A. RESTORES YOUR HEALTH AND KEEPS YOU FROM AN EARLY GRAVE. CALIX SAVES YOUR SOUL AND PUTS YOU ON THE ROAD TO HEAVEN.”

– William J. Montroy, A founder of the Calix Society

We pray, through the intercession of co-patrons, for the following:

Our Lady of Recovery
By: 12-Step-Review.org

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

Prayer Intention Form

Let us know the intention you would like to submit to the Calix Society's prayer list.


Venerable Matt Talbot
by: Terry Nelson