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12 Step Recovery Retreats

Bellarmine offers 12 Step retreats for those in recovery and for their friends and family, known as "Bill W" retreats. These retreats invite those who are working the 12 Steps to continue their journey in company with others. Retreatants must be sober for 30 days to attend this retreat.

A Retreat Leader leads the retreat and prepares thematic talks rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and the 12 Step Program. The retreat offers a unique time away with optional opportunities for a 12 Step meeting, confession, Mass, consultation with a spiritual director, and group prayer experiences. Recovery Retreats end after the 11:30 am lunch.  

A recent retreatant, Tony, says about the Bill W Retreat, "For 20 years, it has been a major part of my sobriety."

We absolutely insist on enjoying life!
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Women

April 26 - 28, 2024

Retreat Leader: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ

The Twelve Steps really do provide for us a program for living – if we choose to employ them in our daily lives. This weekend we’ll move through these Steps, examining how each can apply to the many daily powerlessnesses we encounter. By applying steps to those situations, we can maximize our ability to enjoy life, thus facilitating us to become “happy, joyous, and free.”

Groups Attending: Individuals

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