In August of 2008, the idea of having a retreat for military veterans was born. A parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen had a son who was in need of conversation about his military experiences. He did not want to attend an ACTS retreat because he was leery about sharing with non-military personnel. He felt he would be more comfortable among other military members. After meeting with the pastor, Fr. Joseph Mary Marshall, it was agreed that St. Mary Magdalen would become the home base for the group. January 2009 brought a committee of seven together to develop all the details of what the retreat would provide and accomplish.
Our goals were to provide:
It is our prayer intention that each retreatant will discover a better understanding of God’s love and purpose for each of us.
Military Veterans for Christ is composed of all US Military Service Branches: Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, and Space Force.