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Handicapped Encounter Christ

St. Louis

Cross at Pallottine Renewal Center, which hosts St. Louis Handicapped Encounter Christ retreats.  In a busy life, it is important to come away from time to time and allow ourselves to be in the presence of God. Even Jesus took time from His ministry to go aside from the regular routine to be with His Father. We believe that to spend time with God re-creates us and transforms our lives to be more in tune with His will.

  HEC maintains that every person is created in the image and likeness of God and has been given gifts that can be used to enrich the human family. HEC affirms that the purpose of each one's gifts is to enable others to experience their gifts.

  HEC is a wonderful community of friends who come together for worship, prayer, laughter and fun! We believe that what happens when we come together in His name has Christ in the midst of it.

  HEC is a particular type of retreat; it is an encounter. Encounter means just that- to touch Jesus and allow ourselves to be touched by Him. We put away our worldly cares and concerns and trust that God will take care of them while we are away. We center on God and see Him in a particular way, encountering Him in one another.

  HEC becomes, for those who commit themselves, a lifestyle that reaches far beyond the weekend itself. The basic idea and thrust of HEC is the positive recognition of the worth and contribution of each life.

Pallottine Renewal Center, host site for St.  Louis Handicapped Encounter Christ retreats.