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Who am I called to invite?

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus challenges us to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19). Invite many, and do not be discouraged if it takes several invitations before someone feels called to make a retreat. We offer the “Who am I called to invite?” Tool (below) to assist you in prayerfully discerning those individuals in your parish, workplace, social circles, and family who might benefit from a retreat.

Who am I called to Invite - pdf download

Captains' Handbook

The Captains' Handbook offers information and inspiration as you invite others to join you on retreat. If you have not received a copy of the handbook, please contact Teresa Larson. An electronic version may be accessed below.

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Promotional Materials for Captains

We offer the following materials which you may use to promote your group's retreat:

It is also possible to request a visit from one of our Jesuits to your parish. They can preach at one or two Masses on a given weekend and share the Bellarmine story, or speak to a group of 50 or more from the parish at an event or meeting. To request a visit from a Jesuit, after speaking with your pastor, contact Teresa Larson three or four months before the desired speaking date. We recommend scheduling the visit at least two months in advance of your retreat. As a Captain, you are expected to attend the event(s) at which the Jesuit will speak and share Bellarmine marketing materials before and after the event.