The Family Room (The Quest)

Join co-hosts Mari Cleveland from St. Jude the Apostle and John Gordon and Craig Wesemeyer from St. Peter Chanel as they speak with authors, theologians, and local priests and lay leaders to provide your family encouragement, resources, and hope. Enjoy heartfelt stories and engaging conversations with Catholics who are excited to share their life experiences and acquired wisdom to help your family continue to live out your faith with joy.

Betsy Orr, board president of Heritage

Betsy Orr shares about the vision of Heritage, located in Taliaferro County, Georgia, and how her own faith journey led her to this ministry of creating a sacred place to seek, find, and renew faith. Heritage is rebuilding a community of faith and restoring the first Catholic settlement in Georgia into an entire Catholic district, which includes: Locust Grove Cemetery, the oldest Catholic cemetery in Georgia, established in 1790; the Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, built by the first Catholic congregation in Georgia; The Retreat, a 200-acre retreat center with cottage accommodations, prayer and fellowship spaces, walking trails, and sacred art; and The Farm, a working farm that provides food and programming for the Retreat. With its mission to provide a welcoming Catholic environment that serves communities through beauty, peace, and historical connection, Heritage is opening its arms to invite guests to impactful experiences with the opportunity to explore and deepen life’s most meaningful relationships.


  • Heritage website
  • Heritage is planning many exciting events and retreats for the remainder of 2023 and throughout 2024, including their official grand opening in April 2024, Dr. Scott Hahn in May 2024, and The Family Room retreat with co-hosts Craig, John, and Mari in November 2024.

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