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About Father Charlie Wehrley:

Serenity Rev. Charlie Wehrley, C.Ss.R., has been directing retreats since 2002.  His retreats feature an underlying 12 Step spirituality, as is used by Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Codependents Anonymous.  In other words, these retreats place a strong emphasis on acknowledging that we are powerless over many aspects of life;  that we must surrender our need to control life to God, or a Higher Power of our own understanding; that we must let go of demanding or wanting what we want when and how we want it;  and that we often must accept the fact that reality is what it is and not necessarily what we want it to be.

Fr. Charlie's Serenity Retreats also place strong emphasis on personal empowerment.  We are responsible for our lives and our own happiness.  No one else can be the steward of the one and only life that God has given us.  Yet many people expect that others should be responsible for them and their happiness.  In effect, they give their power away to others by always looking outside themselves for approval.  Personal power comes from within,  from the Spirit of God living inside each and every one of us.  And no one can give us what we need to be giving to ourselfes:  love, compassion, understanding, kindness, forgiveness, approval, empahty, et. al.  We find these by looking inside ourselves, exploring and befriending our own brokenness, by accepting ourselves just the way we are and learning to love ourselves just the way God created us:  Perfectly Imperfect!


Current Retreats : 

Click on the title to access additional information about each retreat.  If you have further questions, or would like to register for a retreat, call 520.744.3400.


The Addictive Personality


Codependent Crazies

Get In-Touch with Yourself

I Am .. Worthy of Love


The Message is You

The Nightmare before Forgiveness

Open Up Your Heart and Let Yourself Out!







Shame and the Addictive Trap

Soul Deep in Love

The Surrender Box

All I Want for Christmas Is My Sanity


SOULSHINE: A Codependents Anonymous Support Group

Fr. Charlie also sponsors a Codependents Anonymous support group called Soulshine.  The group meets at the Center in the main office every Wednesday night from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  This is an open group that reads from various recovery books and then opens the floor for personal sharing.  Although this is primarily a codependency group, it is open to anyone suffering from addictive behaviors.  Addictions are symptoms of a deeper problem, that problem being "I don't love who I am."  We try to get to the root cause of "acting-out" by helping each other to develop self-understanding and self-love.

SOULSHINE: A Blog of Spiritual Reflections

Fr. Charlie also authors a blog entitled Soulshine which offers spiritual reflections for those who are struggling with loving who they are.  The purpose of the blog is to help people see that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, that we all have self-worth, and that we need to take back our personal power by looking inside ourselves for approval, affirmation and love. 

The blog address is:  http://soulshineusa.blogspot.com


Serenity Retreats Schedule:

January 24, 2015 The Surrender Box
February 6-8, 2015 Soul Deep in Love
March 6-8, 2015 Get In-Touch with Yourself
April 10-12, 2014 The Addictive Personality
April 18, 2015 Nightmare before Forgiveness
May 15-17, 2015 Boundaries
June 5-7, 2015 Shame and the Addictive Trap
September 11-13 Be Yourself
October 3, 2015 I Am Worthy of Love
November 6-8 Into-Me-See
December 5, 2015 All I Want for Christmas . . .

Fees & Reservations:

Cost: $200.00 includes the retreat, all materials, private room/private bath and six meals. $350.00 for two people sharing room/bath, which includes the retreat, all materials, and six meals. $100 commuter rate includes the retreat, all materials and six meals.    Day retreats:  cost is $35 which includes the retreat, all materials and lunch.  Note: fee for Surrender Box Retreat is $50.


Advance registrations are required. A non-refundable deposit of $35.00 is requested to confirm your reservation. For more information, please contact us at 520.744-3400, Ext. 7101, or by email.  To request a registration, click the banner below:

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