Feedback from Retreatants:
An exceptionally caring person, attuned to the Spirit of God in his own life and in the life of the person he is directing. A man of prayer, full of goodness, who has a passion for what he does - helping others find God in their lives. Faithfulness is his outstanding attribute.
- JRH Oshkosh 2015
Pat was my first ever silent retreat director and God could not have picked a better director for me. Pat listens with his heart and hears with love. He sees God in every person he directs. He feels the presence of the Holy Spirit whom He allows to guide him as a director and in all facets of his life. Pat meets you where you are in life and helps you to find the goodness that is there - no matter the circumstances. Pat encourages, challenges, consoles, understands, and, most importantly, loves. I am a better person for having Pat in my life.
- JRH Cleveland 2014 & 15
For the last two years God has gifted me with Patrick Cleary Burns as my spiritual guide/director for retreat.
Pat is one who --
* knows God is the director of the retreat and his role is to listen to God and you;
* accepts you where you're at and encourages you in accepting God's will in these special days;
* is there to lean on when needed;
* rejoices with you in the wonderful discoveries of God's plan.
- JRH Cleveland 2014 & 2015
Pat was an excellent director: empathetic, attentive, friendly and spirit-filled. He gave me good exerices.
- a 2014 Campion retreatant
I feel the Spirit was a part of the direction, something which I prayed for. The discernment process returned me to and strengthened my commitment to Christ, who is here showing the way.
- 2014 Campion retreatant
Pat's gifts are his openness to the Spirit, his talent for listening and sense of humor. I believe he has a real gift in helping us to grow in our relationship with God.
- 2014 Jesuit Retreat House Cleveland retreatant