Online Course - Catholic Retreat with Jim Ryan

Dear friend,

You know my mission is showing people how to choose a more peaceful, fulfilling, and happy life. And I’m so grateful for your loyalty and support as I pursue it.

That’s why I want you to be one of the first to know about my brand-new online retreat!

It’s called “A Catholic Retreat with Jim Ryan” because I happen to be Catholic, and because I’ve been offering a live version of this event in Catholic churches (mostly) for the last six years.

But the word “Catholic” also means “universal,” and this online retreat really is for any and all Christians who hunger for a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God.

You know, I’ve been showing people how to be happier for more than 20 years, and I’m still surprised how often I meet Christians who just aren’t happy!

Now, it’s no sin to feel sad. But believers like you and me know God created us for joy-filled lives… not just in heaven someday, but right here, right now!

Plenty of people out there are suffering in sadness.

Maybe you’re one of them, or maybe someone you care about is… your spouse, your children or grandchildren, your co-worker, your neighbor…

If all of us could just open our minds and hearts more to God’s love!

He’s so eager for us to know how much He loves us, and so ready to change our lives!

As our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said: “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” (John 15:11).

“A Catholic Retreat with Jim Ryan” is all about helping you experience more of that joy, more of the time!

My online retreat contains all the content of the retreats I’ve been giving in churches.

It’s more than three hours chock-full of…

  • uplifting and inspirational stories to bring a smile to your face and laughter to your lips, and to put your day in a more positive perspective.

  • music and prayers to stir up your sense of wonder and worship and bring peace to your soul, so you rediscover the joyful center of who God wants you to be.

  • practical, step-by-step strategies for growing closer to God by reaching out to serve your fellow human beings.

Best of all, this online retreat is something you can take part in whenever you feel like it.

Whether you just want to revisit your favorite sections, or could use a ready source of inspiration when tough times come your way Or maybe you want to invite someone else who could really use God’s good news of peace and joy to experience the retreat with you. The beautiful thing is: you’ll have lifetime access to the whole program.

It’s been such a blessing to see hundreds of parishioners turn out for my live retreats. The crowd grows each of the three nights as attendees bring friends and family to enjoy the experience. Many priests and pastors tell me my retreats are the best-attended events their parishes have seen in years!

I can’t wait to help even more Christians feel happier and closer to God by offering my retreat online.

Maybe you’ve come to my retreat in the past and are ready for a “refresher,” or maybe you’ve never heard me in person, but want specific, practical ways you can live a happier, more joyful Christian life.

That’s what you’ll get out of my retreat—I promise!

There’s absolutely no risk to you because of my complete, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee:

If you’re not completely satisfied within 30 days of investing in the retreat…
if you don’t find it an entertaining, encouraging, and uplifting experience that leaves you feeling more hopeful than you felt before… you can ask for and receive a full refund.

We can make this world a happier and more loving place, the world God created and wants it to be, one person at a time… starting with you!

Yours in His Joyous Love,



Course curriculum

Module 1: Welcome & Introduction

Welcome and Introduction

Module 2: Eight Characteristics of Happy People

Module 2.1 – Intention & Accountability

Module 2.2 – Know What Makes You Happy & Follow Your Bliss

Module 2.3 – Recasting & Options

Module 2.4 – Appreciation & Giving

Module 3 – Managing Thought – The Key to Experiencing God’s Love

Module 3.1 – The Nature of Thought (A Thought is Just a Thought)

Module 3.2 – Your Happiness Quotient (Your Self Talk)

Module 3.3 – Creating New Pathways

Module 3.4 – The Pillow Story & One Word Can Change Everything

Module 4: Start to Live Heaven on Earth

Module 4.1 – What Did Jesus Say About Heaven? What Will Heaven Be Like?

Module 4.2 – The Piano Story, It’s All Made up Anyway, & ‘How Did You Enjoy My Creation?’

Module 4.3 – Namaste & There’s More There Than Meets the Eye

Module 4.4 – The Monastery Story, The Starfish Story, & The Lumber Story

Module 4.5 – Summary & Conclusion