What should I bring? How should I pack?

You will be staying in rooms with other people.  The retreat centers have heating and air-conditioning, restrooms with showers, a meeting room, and are all handicapped accessible.  All sleeping arrangements are assigned.  All meals and snacks are provided.

Items to bring:
Towels are provided but if you feel comfortable with your own bring them along
Bathrobe or cover-up
Slippers, flip-flops, etc. to wear in showers/restrooms
Personal care items
Hair dryer if needed
COMFORTABLE clothes, layers are recommended because most of the time you will be in a conference room.  Comfy shoes as you will walk from your room to the chapel and classroom each day; you will not leave the building unless you wish to go outside.

Items NOT to bring:
Cell phones -- not allowed, you are getting away, it is time to let the world be for 72 hours.  Your sponsor will have an emergency contact to give to family members.
Laptop or personal computers--no hook-ups available
Camera or video/tape recording devices--to protect privacy of others in attendance
Expensive items
Golf clubs--believe me, there's no course nearby and there won't be time!
Food--all is provided, in abundance, if you have special food requirements please let us know on the registration form

If you have any questions, please contact your sponsor. They've been to the weekend and will be able to answer any questions you might have. You may also contact any member of the A-OK Via de Cristo Secretariat.


Keep an open mind and heart in making your decision to attend Via de Cristo. Many of those who have attended also wondered whether they should go. Now that they have attended, they want to share this wonderful gift from God. Please understand that their experience attending Via de Cristo was unique, and all the conversations in the world will not become a substitute for your weekend. You need to experience a weekend yourself to obtain its full and life enriching value
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