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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (January-February) » Archive through February 28, 2005 » Sites to replace Jamison? « Previous Next »

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Aingeal
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Username: Aingeal

Post Number: 34
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 02:39 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Does anyone know what retreat sites Daltaí has looked at in PA? I was looking for some retreat centers in PA since I live here so I could try to be helpful.

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Paul
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 05:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Well, I don't know what sites have been looked into,
but my vote would be the Xavier Center, a retreat center located on the campus of the College of St Elizabeth, in Convent Station, next to Morristown, NJ.

It's on a beautiful campus, and seems to have the kind of facilities an immersion weekend would require.
Plus, rare among retreat centers, there's train station right on campus, with a direct train connection with NYC's Penn Station. It's not too far from Newark airport, and major highways Rt 24, 80, and 287.

Here's a link:
http://www.xaviercenter.org/Inside%20XC.htm

Le meas, Paul

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Aingeal
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Is that somewhat close to PA border, like how far would it be from Allentown? I know they wanted either PA or something easily accesible from the Southern states (Maryland, Virginia etc.)

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Paul
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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 11:01 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

It's approx 49 miles from Easton, Pa, per MapQuest.

I don't know if it's in the perfect location.
But it's a comprehensive comfortable retreat center,
in a beautiful setting, great mass transportation,
and close to major interstate highways.

Paul

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Stiobhard
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Sounds great but whats the rates like ?. Remember that the rates have to be kept down in order for everyone to be able to afford it.

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Antaine
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Post Number: 243
Registered: 10-2004


Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 02:03 am:   Edit Post Print Post

if it's so near a decent train station, that might mitigate some of the travel burden.

rates need to be about what they are now
and it needs to accomodate at least 100 people...

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Paul
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Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 07:32 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde,

Per the link provided: they can accomodate up to 134 people.
I don't know about their rates: I do know they host a lot of local church groups and 12-step organizations.
Offhand, it doesn't appear upscale or anything.
The best way to determine whether this facility meets the criteria would be contact the Xavier Center.

Le meas, Paul

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Aingeal
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Maybe they aren't very expensive if they host church groups, many groups like that can't afford very expensive rates.



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