Do not anticipate the unpleasant events of this life by anxiety; rather anticipate them with the perfect hope that, as they happen, God, to whom you belong, will protect you.  He has protected you up to the present moment; just remain firmly in the hands of His providence and He will help you in all situations and at those times when you find yourself unable to walk, He will carry you. 

St. Francis de Sales 

 New Year Retreat at Wellspring 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

What better way to start the new year than with a retreat at Wellspring.  Our New Year Retreat will focus on being and becoming grateful and on nurturing grateful hearts. Gratefulness, our reflection theme for 2021, helps us become joyful, optimistic, generous, and free to give without expecting anything in return. This retreat will introduce participants to a deeper reflection on the virtue of gratefulness.

Fr. Gus Tharappel will guide the retreat. 

Due to COVID-19, there is limited space at the retreat.  

Please email us at retreatsatwellspring@gmail.com

to reserve a space at the retreat. 


All retreat participants are asked to wear a mask and

socially distance at the retreat. 

Wellspring is a Catholic Center for Spirituality owned and operated by the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales on fourteen acres of wooded property in Whitehouse, Texas. The purpose of the center is to offer spiritual growth opportunities such as retreats, spiritual direction and bible studies and to promote contemplative spirituality. Along with our weekly activities, Wellspring offers retreats to individuals, couples and groups.  Both day and overnight retreats are offered.  There are scheduled retreats at Wellspring throughout the year. Groups and individuals are invited to schedule private retreats.  Fr. Augustine Tharappel (Fr. Gus) guides the group retreats at Wellspring and is available for spiritual direction for individuals on retreat.  An oasis of peace and tranquility is available to all who come to Wellspring to meditate and spend time in retreat.  


PSALM 46:10