Bellarmine depends on retreatants’ contributions to cover the expenses of weekend retreats.
Your generous support of our retreat ministry helps foster the spiritual development of people of faith. As Pope Francis reminds us, Salus populi suprema lex: People first; the spiritual welfare of people above all.
Often those most in need of a retreat are financially unable to afford one. The Fr. Fussner Fund was established to help make it possible for those in need of financial assistance to experience the grace and peace of a retreat. The fund is named in honor of Fr. Raymond Fussner, SJ, who welcomed Bellarmine retreatants and directed many through the Spiritual Exercises from 1969 to 1992.
While our suggested retreat contributions do not cover the actual cost of a retreat, thanks to the generosity of many retreatants and benefactors we can ask for this suggested contribution amount. Any contribution you make to the Fr. Fussner Fund is tax-deductible.
May Bellarmine’s core values of Ignatian Spirituality, Silence, Prayer, Hospitality, Service to the Poor, and Sacred Spaces continue to resonate in your life, and may you and your family experience God’s peace and blessings as you strive to find God in all things.