Fr. Schreiner’s past OND articles:
“CREDO – A New Evangelization Witness”
Purpose & History of Diego House:
With the generous gift of the estate of Fr. Jerry Felion, a priest of the Diocese of
Crookston, the Diego House has come to be a place of rest for Diocesan guests, diaconate
candidate-students and retreatants seeking to draw closer to Christ, to his Holy Mother and to
the life of the Church.
What is now the Diego House has served many purposes in the life of the Church of
Crookston. At its origins, the elevated portion of the south end of Diego house served as a
work room for a substantial greenhouse which jutted out to the south. The north end served
as a custodian’s workplace along with a three stall garage. Later, it transformed into the
studios of Cath-Comm, a diocesan communications office under the direction of Fr. Jerry
Noesen which, among other things, produced the TV series called: “Real to Reel.” Continuing
the building’s communications purposes, it later became the home to the office of the diocesan
paper, the OND; and also served center for the Office of the Word and Diocesan Catechetical
The recently refurbished Diego House has five bedrooms with eleven single beds.
[For retreats, it is preferred that each retreatant has her/his own bedroom, though at the
retreatant’s request exceptions can be made.] Guests share two private bathrooms which
each have a tub/shower combination. Bedding and towels sets are provided for Diego House
guests. Individual items, like shampoo, soap, etc., are to be brought by each guest. There is
a small commons area for visiting, when appropriate. The Diego House has a small kitchenette
which includes a sink, a dorm-sized refrigerator and a small microwave. For Diego House
retreats, designated commons areas within the adjacent Chancery building will be available for
reading and relaxation; and the Bishop’s chapel will be the site of conferences as well as the
group and individual prayer times. Meals will be provided to retreatants in the Chancery
kitchen and dining room. The Diego House and Chancery are located on 23 acres of beautiful
wooded grounds on which to pray and meditate.
Registration & Costs:
The cost of a Diego House retreat is: $ 90.00/person. This covers your room for two
nights, the meals during the retreat and the cost of the retreat director. If a director asks you
to purchase a book for the retreat, that will be in addition to the retreat, and available to you
through the Office of the New Evangelization. The payment is due at the time of registration.
Due to the limited number of rooms, the Diego House retreats will be filled ‘first-come,
first-served.’ We will register applicants according to the date of the postmark on the envelope
and/or the day we receive the check. If the retreat is filled when your application is received,
you will be notified of your status on a waiting list for the retreat you requested. If one retreat
has a high demand, we will reschedule more opportunities for that retreat in the future
The general instruction to the Diego House Regulations can be found here.
If you have additional questions before you register, you may contact Anna Kliner at
email@example.com; or call her at: 218 281 4533 ext. 432.
You may click here to download the registration form and send it, along with your
Diego House Retreats
Diocese of Crookston
PO Box 610
Crookston, MN 56716.
“Listen my child to what I tell you now: Do not be troubled nor disturbed by anything…Am
I not your mother? Am I not life and health? Have I not placed you on my lap and made you
my responsibility? Do you need anything else?”
Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego
Typical Diego House Retreat Schedule
Personal Meditation and/or opt.
Recitation of the Angelus
Lunch & Free Time and opt.
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Personal Meditation and/or opt.
Recitation of the Rosary
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Spiritual Meditation Adoration
Benediction and Reposition
Morning Prayer & Final Conference
Upcoming Diego House Retreat Schedule
“Acquiring the Heart of God…”
w/ Fr. Bob Schreiner
24-26 Women Only:
“You shall be my witnesses…”
w/Fr. Craig Vasek
Fall and Spring Schedule: TBA
Contact Guest Master:
(218) 281-4533, x. 432