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Spring & Summer 2020 Renovations

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House will be undergoing renovations from March 17 to September 10, 2020. Fall 2020 and Winter/Spring 2021 retreats are open for registration. If you encounter any problems while trying to register, please call the office at 847-381-1261.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we will be emailing prayer resources to help deepen your relationship with Jesus as we respond to our call to love and support one another in new and different ways. We can also lift up each other’s prayer intentions. 

To share an intention please use our Bellarmine Prayer site or app. This site also provides daily scriptural reflections. Also new, check out the Retreatant Stories page or support our Bellarmine Capital Campaign.

Bellarmine offices will remain open and we will reopen the retreat house for retreatants when the summer construction project is complete. 

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July 19, 2020 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
A Virtual Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Saying "No" to Give a Deeper "Yes": A Live Virtual Retreat

Life is full of choices. And when we say “Yes” to many things, even good things, that’s not a good thing. We invite you to spend a virtual evening with two Father Michaels, both of whom struggle with this issue in their lives. They’ll share what they’re learning from their mistakes, and how the Holy Spirit is guiding us all toward greater balance in our lives. 

The evening consists of reflections, guided prayer, and optional small group sharing. 

Program Cost: $25.00

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September 11-13, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Brad Held, SJ
Retreat Title: The Mountaintop: The Place Where God Dwells

Throughout the Bible God reveals Himself on mountaintops. In fact, we speak of "mountaintop experiences" in our lives - those moments where we have had a deep experience of God. This retreat will follow the prayers of The Spiritual Exercises in hopes that through silence and prayer these will be days of encountering our God who desires to reveal Himself to us.

Groups Attending: Matt Carpenter, Individuals

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September 18-20, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Manatt, SJ
Retreat Title: "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done:" Perceiving the Kingdom of God and Discerning God's Will in Our Everyday Lives

Fr. Tim Manatt, SJ, employs the basic principle of the spirituality of the Jesuits - critical reflection on everyday experience - to lead retreatants in discovering, or more fully appreciating, the ways in which God desires to share with His children the fullness of divine love.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, Rachel Forton and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Holding onto Hope: Finding God Even in These Times

Bewildered by the changes taking place in your life? Our lives, at all stages, are filled with transitions. Some joyful, some painful. This program is for anyone who wants to integrate the insights of psychology and the gift of our faith in making more grace-filled life choices.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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September 25-27, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. David Shields, SJ
Retreat Title: Table Talk: Listening to Jesus' Message as We Share Meals with Him

Using various stories from the gospel of St. Luke, we will read and consider the issues and themes that Jesus talked about when he was invited out. By accompanying Jesus at important meals, we can come to know his mind and heart more intimately, deepen our love for him, and strengthen our level of discipleship as Catholic Christians.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 2-4, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease work. We make space for God. We enjoy the holiness of the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Holy Spirit Catholic Community (Naperville)

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October 6-8, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Midweek Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Who Do You Say That I Am?

Come explore through silence, Scripture, prayer, and personal reflection Who Jesus is to you, and who you are to Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 9-11, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Healing through the Beatitudes: Transforming Hurts into Blessings

Both the Spiritual Exercises and the Beatitudes promise that we are to be "happy and blessed" when poor, mourning, insulted, persecuted, and suffering injustice. We will explore what Jesus meant in the Beatitudes, how He lived these and how Jesus empowers us to also "be happy and blessed" wherever we struggle. Where we are not able to live the Beatitudes, we will begin to heal the underlying hurts so "in everything God works for good with those who love Him" (Romans 8:28).

Groups Attending: Individuals, Mazzuchelli's Men, Mercy Northshore (Sacred Heart & St. Philip)

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October 16-17, 2020
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ
Retreat Title: The Freedom of Missing Out: A Retreat for Young Adults

Many of us have a "fear of missing out," but we actually experience freedom when we make commitments. There is a depth of joy that only occurs when we go all in. Using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Fr. Michael Rossmann will share how we can go about making commitments and experiencing true freedom. Includes optional time for small-group sharing.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 23-25, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: Seek to Practice these Principles

We talk a good talk about "practicing principles" in all our affairs, but how successful are we with that? I suggest that if we start by identifying the "powerlessness du Jour" in the present moment, we’ll be much better able to engage the 12 Steps throughout the day. This weekend we'll look at practical ways to achieve the goals of a "spiritual awakening" and "practicing principles in all our affairs."

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 25, 2020 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You'll spend a day with others who understand what you've experienced.

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October 30-November 1, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Tom Weston, SJ
Retreat Title: Simple, Practical, Useful: A Good Way to Live

The 12 Steps of recovery enable us to let go of a lot of self-harming activities and behaviors and focus our daily lives in better ways. We wake up, we clean up, we ask for help. Life becomes richer and kinder. Welcome for a weekend of grace and serenity.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 2, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Al Johnson
Retreat Title: Grief Set Free

Participants will explore not only the uniqueness of their grief processes, but the possibilities of healing open to us all. As the father of a beautiful son Nicholas, who died from leukemia in March of 1989, we will walk together in discovery, prayer, and healing.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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November 6-8, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Al Johnson
Retreat Title: 1 + 2 = 3; Tune in and Turn Over

This retreat focuses on the sustaining rhythm of steps one, two, and three. We will explore unmanageable, sanity, and decision. We will also explore the Higher Power each of us relies upon.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 14-15, 2020
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Elizabeth Neubauer and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Young Adult Retreat on All-Surrounding Grace: Where the Spiritual Exercises Meet Mindfulness Meditation

Step away from the relentless pace of modern life. Gift yourself with a retreat where you can learn to let go, to surrender, to let God be God and to meet your deepest self in a quiet place of presence. We will delve into the timeless wisdom of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises blended with the deep calm of Mindfulness Meditation.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 20-22, 2020
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Bobby Karle, SJ
Retreat Title: An Embodied Journey through the Spiritual Exercises with Ignatian Yoga

Ignatian Yoga is a collaborative ministry of Jesuits and lay people that integrates the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Yoga. Participants are invited to experience Christ's presence through breath, movement, prayer, spiritual conversation, and community. Visit ignatianyoga.com for more information.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 23, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: The Attitude of Gratitude

St. Ignatius considered a lack of gratitude a serious offense against God. When we live from a place of entitlement, we cease to acknowledge the deep truth that all we have is a gift from God. As our nation prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks for the many blessings we have received.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 1, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Wendy Cotter, CSJ, PhD
Retreat Title: The Infancy Narratives of Matthew: Revealing the Jesus Who Calls Us Right Now

The Infancy narratives of Matthew are bursting with life's challenges and threats to life, and God's outreach to guide and protect in every circumstance. A star in the heavens, and dreams for the most just of men, Joseph, husband of Mary and for the fervent and faithful magi, all obedient to God's voice, these save Jesus, Son of David and Messiah King, from certain slaying. St. Joseph, obedient to the angel, immediately guides Mary and Jesus to seek asylum in Egypt where they will live as exiles until, grateful, the angel will counsel them it is safe to return, but with danger in Judea, to move to Galilee. What does the Lord wish us to hear about our own lives as we prepare for Christmas? Come join us and may the Holy Spirit be our own Guiding Star to experience right now the Jesus who comes to save us.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 4-6, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Using Our Senses: The Doorway to God, Encouragement and Healing through Ignatian Contemplation

We find the movement, the presence of God in our ordinary day-to-day lives. Our relationships, jobs, worries, anxieties, hurts, joys, solitudes, all form the canvas in which God moves. Ignatian Contemplation encourages the use of our five senses to actively taste, touch, smell, hear and see God. In this retreat, we will make use of Ignatian contemplation to come to know God/Jesus/Spirit in the concrete experience of our life. During this retreat we will make use of our senses. We want to seek to know the smell of God, the taste of the Spirit, the glance of Jesus, the sound and taste of God's movement, experiencing God's care and perspective on our lives!

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Basil

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December 11-13, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tom Weston, SJ
Retreat Title: Simple, Practical, Useful: A Good Way to Live

The 12 Steps of recovery enable us to let go of a lot of self-harming activities and behaviors and focus our daily lives in better ways. We wake up, we clean up, we ask for help. Life becomes richer and kinder. Welcome for a weekend of grace and serenity.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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December 14, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: A Cup of Christmas Tea: Stories, Poems, Songs, and Traditions

Mary and Fr. Michael team up once again to bring you their favorite stories, poems, songs, and traditions surrounding this most beloved season of the year. This is a day to soften the heart and open your spirit to the soulful, creative celebration of the Word made flesh, the birth of our Savior.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 5, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Quiet for Priests

This day is reserved for ordained priests looking for time to be in the peace of God’s Grace. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration are available.  Spiritual Direction is also available upon request.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 6-8, 2021
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for the entire length of the retreat or one day only.

Cost: $125.00/day

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January 8-10, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ

The fullness of Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ, another Mary! This retreat begins with our being made in God's own "image and likeness" and then traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Mary (Lake Forest)

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January 15-17, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Then and Now

Fr. Mitch is a master teacher who applies the wisdom of our tradition to the needs of our world today, guiding us through the Spiritual Exercises from his perspective as a biblical scholar. With over 30 years experience as a TV host on EWTN, he offers his unique spiritual insights in light of the challenges and gifts of contemporary culture.  

Groups Attending: Individuals, KC-St. Charles, KC-Schaumburg, Our Lady of the Grove-KC/St. Mary HNS

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January 18, 2021 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. C. Vanessa White
Retreat Title: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, let us stop and gather in prayer, music and song, reflection and storytelling to uncover the impact of his legacy on our own lives today. Come join us for a transformative day of reflection as we become, like Dr. King, members of the beloved community - men and women for others.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 22-24, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Using Our Senses: The Doorway to God, Encouragement and Healing through Ignatian Contemplation

We find the movement, the presence of God in our ordinary day-to-day lives. Our relationships, jobs, worries, anxieties, hurts, joys, solitudes, all form the canvas in which God moves. Ignatian Contemplation encourages the use of our five senses to actively taste, touch, smell, hear and see God. In this retreat, we will make use of Ignatian contemplation to come to know God/Jesus/Spirit in the concrete experience of our life. During this retreat we will make use of our senses. We want to seek to know the smell of God, the taste of the Spirit, the glance of Jesus, the sound and taste of God's movement, experiencing God's care and perspective on our lives!

Groups Attending: Individuals

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January 29-31, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jayme Stayer, SJ
Retreat Title: Anxiety and Fear; Prayer and Grace: Roche/Zera

Our lives are filled with small, insistent worries and with large, existential terrors. Ignatian spirituality teaches that fear - while not a sin in itself - often provokes our sinful natures. Embraced by God's grace and hope, we will shine a light on our fears, and watch their power over us dissolve.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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February 5-7, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Paul Macke, SJ
Retreat Title: The Experience of God in Our Memories

This retreat will explore the importance of praying through our memories called the Prayer of Reminiscence. The disciples on the Road to Emmaus after the Resurrection had Jesus walk with them to reinterpret their experiences in light of faith.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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February 14, 2021 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Couples

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Erin Maiorca
Retreat Title: Tending the Flame of Love: Candlelight Evening for Married Couples

Give your marriage the loving attention it deserves by treating you and your spouse to a feast for body and soul. Come be fed with prayerful reflection, a scrumptious meal, and a soul nourishing Eucharist  that includes renewing your wedding vows. Come to the quiet to tend the flame of your love!

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Dinner)

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February 17, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: Ash Wednesday Retreat: What a Friend We Have in Jesus: Getting to Know Jesus in Our Lenten Journey

This retreat day will look at Jesus in the desert as an example for our Lenten journey. Then we will look at the way Jesus quenches our deepest thirst; opens our inner eyes to His presence; and unbinds us and sets us free.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 19-21, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ
Retreat Title: Be Merciful as Your Father is Merciful

According to St. Faustina, God's greatest attribute is mercy, and Pope Francis wrote that "the name of God is Mercy." As we come to know the mercy of God, we are called to extend that mercy into the whole world. How do we do that? How can we forgive those who have hurt or continue to hurt us? What does it mean to be merciful as God is merciful?

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale)

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February 21, 2021 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You’ll spend a day with others who understand what you’ve experienced.

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February 26-28, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease work. We make space for God. We enjoy the holiness of the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 5-7, 2021
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: The Promises of Recovery

When we work and live the 12 Steps in our own lives, what happens? The 12 Promises begin coming true. There are 12 Steps and 12 Promises - this is not an accident. Each Promise is a blessing that, in time, we will receive.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 9, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Rachel Forton and Nathaniel Gee
Retreat Title: Tenderhearted Forgiveness

Forgiveness is so often a struggle. What does it mean to “forgive one another as God has forgiven you in Christ” (Eph. 4:32)? We will explore forgiveness of God, self, and others in this day of prayer focused on the humility and grace needed to authentically forgive and be forgiven.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 11-14, 2021
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Healing through the Beatitudes: Transforming Hurts into Blessings

Both the Spiritual Exercises and the Beatitudes promise that we are to be "happy and blessed" when poor, mourning, insulted, persecuted, and suffering injustice. We will explore what Jesus meant in the Beatitudes, how He lived these and how Jesus empowers us to also "be happy and blessed" wherever we struggle. Where we are not able to live the Beatitudes, we will begin to heal the underlying hurts so "in everything God works for good with those who love Him" (Romans 8:28).

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary (Des Plaines)

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March 15, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Nancy Hulsebosch
Retreat Title: Care for the Caregiver: Companioning with Compassion, Balance and Prayer

If you are in the personal, professional, or ministerial role of caregiving, we offer this day just for you. Come away to the quiet to be refreshed, renewed, and enriched.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 19-21, 2021
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: Emotional Sobriety

Emotional Sobriety can be described as living a balanced life; to have the ability to deal with life, its joys and struggles, in a healthy manner. Emotional Sobriety is closely linked to serenity, an unshakable sense of inner peace that people find in recovery.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 26-28, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Praying with Pope Francis: The Gospel of Joy, Mercy, Love & Care for the Earth

Veteran storyteller and retreat master, Fr. Michael Sparough, presents an engaging exploration of the major themes of fellow Jesuit Pope Francis' writing and speaking. Using multi-media, creative rituals, and dramatic storytelling, retreatants will engage the gospel in a heart-changing weekend of prayer.

Groups Attending: Individuals, KC-St Catherine (Dundee)

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March 30, 2021 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes

Come join us this Tuesday of Holy Week to walk the Way of the Cross alongside Mary, the Mother of God, who remained compassionate and faithful to God even at the foot of the cross. The evening includes a simple Lenten dinner, reflection, and the Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $40.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 1-3, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ: Holy Week Retreat

The fullness of Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ, another Mary! This retreat begins with our being made in God's own "image and likeness" and then traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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April 6, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Quiet for Priests

This day is reserved for ordained Catholic priests looking for time to rest in the peace of God’s Grace. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration will be available. Spiritual Direction is also available upon request with advance notice at time of registration.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 7-9, 2021
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for the entire length of the retreat or one day only.

Cost: $125.00/day

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April 9-11, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Keith Maczkiewicz, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Detectives of Grace

What are the tools for finding the deepest meaning in the simplest of things? In this weekend retreat, we will use the Ignatian Exercises to help us stay attuned to the presence of God all around us.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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April 12, 2021 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. James Gschwend, SJ, PhD
Retreat Title: God's Gift to Elders

This is a day intended for elder men and women interested in prayerfully integrating the gift of Days Gone By, The Gift of Today and the Gift of Tomorrows Yet to Come.  There will be Presentations, Time for Quiet, Personal Prayer and Reflection.  A Mass of Thanksgiving will be followed by a served luncheon with conversation among the elders present.  After the luncheon one could go home or stay around for conversation with the facilitator and others who choose to stay.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 16-18, 2021
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Couples

Retreat Master: Fr. Keith Muccino, SJ
Retreat Title: Loving as God Loves: A Retreat for Sacramentally Married Couples

God labors to transform our human ways of being, into more divine ways. St. Ignatius in the Spiritual Exercises reminds us that this is especially true of how we are meant to love. 

In this retreat experience, we will explore how we are called to, and can, in fact, live and love in the ways God seeks for us to. We will pray over the challenges and barriers that hold us back from loving in a fully authentic way, and tap into the graces that can empower us to live out the great virtue of love more completely in our daily lives.

Groups Attending: Married Couples, St. Peter (Geneva)

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April 22-25, 2021
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Ed Schmidt, SJ
Retreat Title: On the Road: Encounters with Jesus

This retreat will contemplate a number of Gospel stories of people who encounter Jesus along the way. Those who meet Jesus may be blind or stumbling along; they may be worried about a sick family member or possessed by a demon. One may be a foreigner worried about his son. One may be an outsider woman down at the well to get her water supply. One may be a disciple who fails to recognize the one who has risen and returned to walk with him. We will ponder and question: Where do I fit in? Where am I blind or stumbling? Where do I fail to recognize Jesus?

Groups Attending: Individuals

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April 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. Michael Schuck
Retreat Title: Care for Creation

Join Dr. Michael Schuck, Loyola University of Chicago professor of Theology and the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, for a day of prayer focused on caring for the Earth.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 6, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: Praying with Mary, the Mother of God: A Day for Mothers & Daughters

Who better to pray with than the woman who first taught the Son of God to pray? Join us for a mother/daughter day of reflection exploring the Mary of Scripture, a woman of prayer, Our Mother who prays for us and with us.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 7-8, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Teach Us to Pray: Ignatian Reflections on the Lord's Prayer

Using storytelling, poetry, music, guided imagery, journaling, and breath and body prayer, Fr. Michael and Mary guide us through the prayer Jesus taught us. Drawing on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, this retreat will forever change the way you encounter the Lord's Prayer.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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May 23, 2021 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You’ll spend a day with others who understand what you’ve experienced.

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May 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Molly Henry
Retreat Title: Discover Your Strengths to Grow Spiritually & Serve God

We often take our God-given talents for granted - or we may not even be aware of them. By completing a research-based online assessment prior to the retreat, you will discover your greatest talents. Then during our day together, you will participate in a series of powerful learning tasks based on the Living Your Strengths: Catholic Edition CliftonStrengths book designed to help you grow in appreciation of your unique talents, build them into strengths, and intentionally use your strengths every day. 

The registration fee includes the access code for the online assessment, which you will receive prior to the retreat.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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June 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Dan Hartnett, SJ
Retreat Title: Day of Prayer in Spanish: La Humilidad de Dios

Puede sonar extraño hablar de la “humildad” de Dios. Si nos fijamos en la imagen de Dios que ha sido revelado en la persona de Jesús, vemos efectivamente que Dios es, antes que nada, humilde, cercano y sencillo. Durante este día de oración, trataremos de purificar nuestras imágenes de Dios, concentrándonos tanto en la belleza de la creación como en el misterio de la encarnación. Si llegamos a conocer el rostro humilde de nuestro Dios, nos quedará más claro cómo hemos de ser imagen de Dios y cómo ser discípulo de Jesús.

Program Cost: There is no cost for this retreat; free will donations accepted. Se aceptan donaciones. (includes Lunch)

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July 14, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ
Retreat Title: St. Kateri and the Gift of Native American Spirituality

On the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Nativan American saint to be canonized, we will reflect on three important elements of Native American spirituality: the harmony between God and Nature, spirit and matter; the importance of community; and the call to generosity and sacrifice.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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July 19, 2020 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
A Virtual Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Saying "No" to Give a Deeper "Yes": A Live Virtual Retreat

Life is full of choices. And when we say “Yes” to many things, even good things, that’s not a good thing. We invite you to spend a virtual evening with two Father Michaels, both of whom struggle with this issue in their lives. They’ll share what they’re learning from their mistakes, and how the Holy Spirit is guiding us all toward greater balance in our lives. 

The evening consists of reflections, guided prayer, and optional small group sharing. 

Program Cost: $25.00

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September 11-13, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Brad Held, SJ
Retreat Title: The Mountaintop: The Place Where God Dwells

Throughout the Bible God reveals Himself on mountaintops. In fact, we speak of "mountaintop experiences" in our lives - those moments where we have had a deep experience of God. This retreat will follow the prayers of The Spiritual Exercises in hopes that through silence and prayer these will be days of encountering our God who desires to reveal Himself to us.

Groups Attending: Matt Carpenter, Individuals

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September 18-20, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Manatt, SJ
Retreat Title: "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done:" Perceiving the Kingdom of God and Discerning God's Will in Our Everyday Lives

Fr. Tim Manatt, SJ, employs the basic principle of the spirituality of the Jesuits - critical reflection on everyday experience - to lead retreatants in discovering, or more fully appreciating, the ways in which God desires to share with His children the fullness of divine love.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 2-4, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease work. We make space for God. We enjoy the holiness of the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Holy Spirit Catholic Community (Naperville)

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October 9-11, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Healing through the Beatitudes: Transforming Hurts into Blessings

Both the Spiritual Exercises and the Beatitudes promise that we are to be "happy and blessed" when poor, mourning, insulted, persecuted, and suffering injustice. We will explore what Jesus meant in the Beatitudes, how He lived these and how Jesus empowers us to also "be happy and blessed" wherever we struggle. Where we are not able to live the Beatitudes, we will begin to heal the underlying hurts so "in everything God works for good with those who love Him" (Romans 8:28).

Groups Attending: Individuals, Mazzuchelli's Men, Mercy Northshore (Sacred Heart & St. Philip)

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December 4-6, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Using Our Senses: The Doorway to God, Encouragement and Healing through Ignatian Contemplation

We find the movement, the presence of God in our ordinary day-to-day lives. Our relationships, jobs, worries, anxieties, hurts, joys, solitudes, all form the canvas in which God moves. Ignatian Contemplation encourages the use of our five senses to actively taste, touch, smell, hear and see God. In this retreat, we will make use of Ignatian contemplation to come to know God/Jesus/Spirit in the concrete experience of our life. During this retreat we will make use of our senses. We want to seek to know the smell of God, the taste of the Spirit, the glance of Jesus, the sound and taste of God's movement, experiencing God's care and perspective on our lives!

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Basil

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January 8-10, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ

The fullness of Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ, another Mary! This retreat begins with our being made in God's own "image and likeness" and then traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Mary (Lake Forest)

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January 15-17, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Then and Now

Fr. Mitch is a master teacher who applies the wisdom of our tradition to the needs of our world today, guiding us through the Spiritual Exercises from his perspective as a biblical scholar. With over 30 years experience as a TV host on EWTN, he offers his unique spiritual insights in light of the challenges and gifts of contemporary culture.  

Groups Attending: Individuals, KC-St. Charles, KC-Schaumburg, Our Lady of the Grove-KC/St. Mary HNS

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January 22-24, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Using Our Senses: The Doorway to God, Encouragement and Healing through Ignatian Contemplation

We find the movement, the presence of God in our ordinary day-to-day lives. Our relationships, jobs, worries, anxieties, hurts, joys, solitudes, all form the canvas in which God moves. Ignatian Contemplation encourages the use of our five senses to actively taste, touch, smell, hear and see God. In this retreat, we will make use of Ignatian contemplation to come to know God/Jesus/Spirit in the concrete experience of our life. During this retreat we will make use of our senses. We want to seek to know the smell of God, the taste of the Spirit, the glance of Jesus, the sound and taste of God's movement, experiencing God's care and perspective on our lives!

Groups Attending: Individuals

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January 29-31, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jayme Stayer, SJ
Retreat Title: Anxiety and Fear; Prayer and Grace: Roche/Zera

Our lives are filled with small, insistent worries and with large, existential terrors. Ignatian spirituality teaches that fear - while not a sin in itself - often provokes our sinful natures. Embraced by God's grace and hope, we will shine a light on our fears, and watch their power over us dissolve.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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February 19-21, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ
Retreat Title: Be Merciful as Your Father is Merciful

According to St. Faustina, God's greatest attribute is mercy, and Pope Francis wrote that "the name of God is Mercy." As we come to know the mercy of God, we are called to extend that mercy into the whole world. How do we do that? How can we forgive those who have hurt or continue to hurt us? What does it mean to be merciful as God is merciful?

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale)

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February 26-28, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease work. We make space for God. We enjoy the holiness of the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 26-28, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Praying with Pope Francis: The Gospel of Joy, Mercy, Love & Care for the Earth

Veteran storyteller and retreat master, Fr. Michael Sparough, presents an engaging exploration of the major themes of fellow Jesuit Pope Francis' writing and speaking. Using multi-media, creative rituals, and dramatic storytelling, retreatants will engage the gospel in a heart-changing weekend of prayer.

Groups Attending: Individuals, KC-St Catherine (Dundee)

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September 25-27, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. David Shields, SJ
Retreat Title: Table Talk: Listening to Jesus' Message as We Share Meals with Him

Using various stories from the gospel of St. Luke, we will read and consider the issues and themes that Jesus talked about when he was invited out. By accompanying Jesus at important meals, we can come to know his mind and heart more intimately, deepen our love for him, and strengthen our level of discipleship as Catholic Christians.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 6-8, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Midweek Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Who Do You Say That I Am?

Come explore through silence, Scripture, prayer, and personal reflection Who Jesus is to you, and who you are to Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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February 5-7, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Paul Macke, SJ
Retreat Title: The Experience of God in Our Memories

This retreat will explore the importance of praying through our memories called the Prayer of Reminiscence. The disciples on the Road to Emmaus after the Resurrection had Jesus walk with them to reinterpret their experiences in light of faith.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 30, 2021 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes

Come join us this Tuesday of Holy Week to walk the Way of the Cross alongside Mary, the Mother of God, who remained compassionate and faithful to God even at the foot of the cross. The evening includes a simple Lenten dinner, reflection, and the Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $40.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 9-11, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Keith Maczkiewicz, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Detectives of Grace

What are the tools for finding the deepest meaning in the simplest of things? In this weekend retreat, we will use the Ignatian Exercises to help us stay attuned to the presence of God all around us.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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May 6, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: Praying with Mary, the Mother of God: A Day for Mothers & Daughters

Who better to pray with than the woman who first taught the Son of God to pray? Join us for a mother/daughter day of reflection exploring the Mary of Scripture, a woman of prayer, Our Mother who prays for us and with us.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 7-8, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Teach Us to Pray: Ignatian Reflections on the Lord's Prayer

Using storytelling, poetry, music, guided imagery, journaling, and breath and body prayer, Fr. Michael and Mary guide us through the prayer Jesus taught us. Drawing on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, this retreat will forever change the way you encounter the Lord's Prayer.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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July 19, 2020 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
A Virtual Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Saying "No" to Give a Deeper "Yes": A Live Virtual Retreat

Life is full of choices. And when we say “Yes” to many things, even good things, that’s not a good thing. We invite you to spend a virtual evening with two Father Michaels, both of whom struggle with this issue in their lives. They’ll share what they’re learning from their mistakes, and how the Holy Spirit is guiding us all toward greater balance in our lives. 

The evening consists of reflections, guided prayer, and optional small group sharing. 

Program Cost: $25.00

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, Rachel Forton and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Holding onto Hope: Finding God Even in These Times

Bewildered by the changes taking place in your life? Our lives, at all stages, are filled with transitions. Some joyful, some painful. This program is for anyone who wants to integrate the insights of psychology and the gift of our faith in making more grace-filled life choices.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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October 16-17, 2020
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ
Retreat Title: The Freedom of Missing Out: A Retreat for Young Adults

Many of us have a "fear of missing out," but we actually experience freedom when we make commitments. There is a depth of joy that only occurs when we go all in. Using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Fr. Michael Rossmann will share how we can go about making commitments and experiencing true freedom. Includes optional time for small-group sharing.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 25, 2020 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You'll spend a day with others who understand what you've experienced.

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November 2, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Al Johnson
Retreat Title: Grief Set Free

Participants will explore not only the uniqueness of their grief processes, but the possibilities of healing open to us all. As the father of a beautiful son Nicholas, who died from leukemia in March of 1989, we will walk together in discovery, prayer, and healing.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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November 14-15, 2020
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Elizabeth Neubauer and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Young Adult Retreat on All-Surrounding Grace: Where the Spiritual Exercises Meet Mindfulness Meditation

Step away from the relentless pace of modern life. Gift yourself with a retreat where you can learn to let go, to surrender, to let God be God and to meet your deepest self in a quiet place of presence. We will delve into the timeless wisdom of St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises blended with the deep calm of Mindfulness Meditation.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 20-22, 2020
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Bobby Karle, SJ
Retreat Title: An Embodied Journey through the Spiritual Exercises with Ignatian Yoga

Ignatian Yoga is a collaborative ministry of Jesuits and lay people that integrates the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and Yoga. Participants are invited to experience Christ's presence through breath, movement, prayer, spiritual conversation, and community. Visit ignatianyoga.com for more information.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 23, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: The Attitude of Gratitude

St. Ignatius considered a lack of gratitude a serious offense against God. When we live from a place of entitlement, we cease to acknowledge the deep truth that all we have is a gift from God. As our nation prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks for the many blessings we have received.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 1, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Wendy Cotter, CSJ, PhD
Retreat Title: The Infancy Narratives of Matthew: Revealing the Jesus Who Calls Us Right Now

The Infancy narratives of Matthew are bursting with life's challenges and threats to life, and God's outreach to guide and protect in every circumstance. A star in the heavens, and dreams for the most just of men, Joseph, husband of Mary and for the fervent and faithful magi, all obedient to God's voice, these save Jesus, Son of David and Messiah King, from certain slaying. St. Joseph, obedient to the angel, immediately guides Mary and Jesus to seek asylum in Egypt where they will live as exiles until, grateful, the angel will counsel them it is safe to return, but with danger in Judea, to move to Galilee. What does the Lord wish us to hear about our own lives as we prepare for Christmas? Come join us and may the Holy Spirit be our own Guiding Star to experience right now the Jesus who comes to save us.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 14, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: A Cup of Christmas Tea: Stories, Poems, Songs, and Traditions

Mary and Fr. Michael team up once again to bring you their favorite stories, poems, songs, and traditions surrounding this most beloved season of the year. This is a day to soften the heart and open your spirit to the soulful, creative celebration of the Word made flesh, the birth of our Savior.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 6-8, 2021
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for the entire length of the retreat or one day only.

Cost: $125.00/day

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January 18, 2021 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. C. Vanessa White
Retreat Title: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, let us stop and gather in prayer, music and song, reflection and storytelling to uncover the impact of his legacy on our own lives today. Come join us for a transformative day of reflection as we become, like Dr. King, members of the beloved community - men and women for others.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 17, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: Ash Wednesday Retreat: What a Friend We Have in Jesus: Getting to Know Jesus in Our Lenten Journey

This retreat day will look at Jesus in the desert as an example for our Lenten journey. Then we will look at the way Jesus quenches our deepest thirst; opens our inner eyes to His presence; and unbinds us and sets us free.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 21, 2021 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You’ll spend a day with others who understand what you’ve experienced.

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March 5-7, 2021
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: The Promises of Recovery

When we work and live the 12 Steps in our own lives, what happens? The 12 Promises begin coming true. There are 12 Steps and 12 Promises - this is not an accident. Each Promise is a blessing that, in time, we will receive.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 9, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Rachel Forton and Nathaniel Gee
Retreat Title: Tenderhearted Forgiveness

Forgiveness is so often a struggle. What does it mean to “forgive one another as God has forgiven you in Christ” (Eph. 4:32)? We will explore forgiveness of God, self, and others in this day of prayer focused on the humility and grace needed to authentically forgive and be forgiven.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 11-14, 2021
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Healing through the Beatitudes: Transforming Hurts into Blessings

Both the Spiritual Exercises and the Beatitudes promise that we are to be "happy and blessed" when poor, mourning, insulted, persecuted, and suffering injustice. We will explore what Jesus meant in the Beatitudes, how He lived these and how Jesus empowers us to also "be happy and blessed" wherever we struggle. Where we are not able to live the Beatitudes, we will begin to heal the underlying hurts so "in everything God works for good with those who love Him" (Romans 8:28).

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary (Des Plaines)

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March 15, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Nancy Hulsebosch
Retreat Title: Care for the Caregiver: Companioning with Compassion, Balance and Prayer

If you are in the personal, professional, or ministerial role of caregiving, we offer this day just for you. Come away to the quiet to be refreshed, renewed, and enriched.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 1-3, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ: Holy Week Retreat

The fullness of Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ, another Mary! This retreat begins with our being made in God's own "image and likeness" and then traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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April 7-9, 2021
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for the entire length of the retreat or one day only.

Cost: $125.00/day

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April 12, 2021 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. James Gschwend, SJ, PhD
Retreat Title: God's Gift to Elders

This is a day intended for elder men and women interested in prayerfully integrating the gift of Days Gone By, The Gift of Today and the Gift of Tomorrows Yet to Come.  There will be Presentations, Time for Quiet, Personal Prayer and Reflection.  A Mass of Thanksgiving will be followed by a served luncheon with conversation among the elders present.  After the luncheon one could go home or stay around for conversation with the facilitator and others who choose to stay.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 22-25, 2021
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Ed Schmidt, SJ
Retreat Title: On the Road: Encounters with Jesus

This retreat will contemplate a number of Gospel stories of people who encounter Jesus along the way. Those who meet Jesus may be blind or stumbling along; they may be worried about a sick family member or possessed by a demon. One may be a foreigner worried about his son. One may be an outsider woman down at the well to get her water supply. One may be a disciple who fails to recognize the one who has risen and returned to walk with him. We will ponder and question: Where do I fit in? Where am I blind or stumbling? Where do I fail to recognize Jesus?

Groups Attending: Individuals

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April 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. Michael Schuck
Retreat Title: Care for Creation

Join Dr. Michael Schuck, Loyola University of Chicago professor of Theology and the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, for a day of prayer focused on caring for the Earth.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 23, 2021 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You’ll spend a day with others who understand what you’ve experienced.

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May 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Molly Henry
Retreat Title: Discover Your Strengths to Grow Spiritually & Serve God

We often take our God-given talents for granted - or we may not even be aware of them. By completing a research-based online assessment prior to the retreat, you will discover your greatest talents. Then during our day together, you will participate in a series of powerful learning tasks based on the Living Your Strengths: Catholic Edition CliftonStrengths book designed to help you grow in appreciation of your unique talents, build them into strengths, and intentionally use your strengths every day. 

The registration fee includes the access code for the online assessment, which you will receive prior to the retreat.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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June 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Dan Hartnett, SJ
Retreat Title: Day of Prayer in Spanish: La Humilidad de Dios

Puede sonar extraño hablar de la “humildad” de Dios. Si nos fijamos en la imagen de Dios que ha sido revelado en la persona de Jesús, vemos efectivamente que Dios es, antes que nada, humilde, cercano y sencillo. Durante este día de oración, trataremos de purificar nuestras imágenes de Dios, concentrándonos tanto en la belleza de la creación como en el misterio de la encarnación. Si llegamos a conocer el rostro humilde de nuestro Dios, nos quedará más claro cómo hemos de ser imagen de Dios y cómo ser discípulo de Jesús.

Program Cost: There is no cost for this retreat; free will donations accepted. Se aceptan donaciones. (includes Lunch)

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July 14, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ
Retreat Title: St. Kateri and the Gift of Native American Spirituality

On the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Nativan American saint to be canonized, we will reflect on three important elements of Native American spirituality: the harmony between God and Nature, spirit and matter; the importance of community; and the call to generosity and sacrifice.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 14, 2021 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Couples

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Erin Maiorca
Retreat Title: Tending the Flame of Love: Candlelight Evening for Married Couples

Give your marriage the loving attention it deserves by treating you and your spouse to a feast for body and soul. Come be fed with prayerful reflection, a scrumptious meal, and a soul nourishing Eucharist  that includes renewing your wedding vows. Come to the quiet to tend the flame of your love!

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 16-18, 2021
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Couples

Retreat Master: Fr. Keith Muccino, SJ
Retreat Title: Loving as God Loves: A Retreat for Sacramentally Married Couples

God labors to transform our human ways of being, into more divine ways. St. Ignatius in the Spiritual Exercises reminds us that this is especially true of how we are meant to love. 

In this retreat experience, we will explore how we are called to, and can, in fact, live and love in the ways God seeks for us to. We will pray over the challenges and barriers that hold us back from loving in a fully authentic way, and tap into the graces that can empower us to live out the great virtue of love more completely in our daily lives.

Groups Attending: Married Couples, St. Peter (Geneva)

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October 23-25, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: Seek to Practice these Principles

We talk a good talk about "practicing principles" in all our affairs, but how successful are we with that? I suggest that if we start by identifying the "powerlessness du Jour" in the present moment, we’ll be much better able to engage the 12 Steps throughout the day. This weekend we'll look at practical ways to achieve the goals of a "spiritual awakening" and "practicing principles in all our affairs."

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 30-November 1, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Tom Weston, SJ
Retreat Title: Simple, Practical, Useful: A Good Way to Live

The 12 Steps of recovery enable us to let go of a lot of self-harming activities and behaviors and focus our daily lives in better ways. We wake up, we clean up, we ask for help. Life becomes richer and kinder. Welcome for a weekend of grace and serenity.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 6-8, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Al Johnson
Retreat Title: 1 + 2 = 3; Tune in and Turn Over

This retreat focuses on the sustaining rhythm of steps one, two, and three. We will explore unmanageable, sanity, and decision. We will also explore the Higher Power each of us relies upon.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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December 11-13, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tom Weston, SJ
Retreat Title: Simple, Practical, Useful: A Good Way to Live

The 12 Steps of recovery enable us to let go of a lot of self-harming activities and behaviors and focus our daily lives in better ways. We wake up, we clean up, we ask for help. Life becomes richer and kinder. Welcome for a weekend of grace and serenity.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 5-7, 2021
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: The Promises of Recovery

When we work and live the 12 Steps in our own lives, what happens? The 12 Promises begin coming true. There are 12 Steps and 12 Promises - this is not an accident. Each Promise is a blessing that, in time, we will receive.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 19-21, 2021
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: Emotional Sobriety

Emotional Sobriety can be described as living a balanced life; to have the ability to deal with life, its joys and struggles, in a healthy manner. Emotional Sobriety is closely linked to serenity, an unshakable sense of inner peace that people find in recovery.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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July 19, 2020 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
A Virtual Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Saying "No" to Give a Deeper "Yes": A Live Virtual Retreat

Life is full of choices. And when we say “Yes” to many things, even good things, that’s not a good thing. We invite you to spend a virtual evening with two Father Michaels, both of whom struggle with this issue in their lives. They’ll share what they’re learning from their mistakes, and how the Holy Spirit is guiding us all toward greater balance in our lives. 

The evening consists of reflections, guided prayer, and optional small group sharing. 

Program Cost: $25.00

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September 21, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, Rachel Forton and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Holding onto Hope: Finding God Even in These Times

Bewildered by the changes taking place in your life? Our lives, at all stages, are filled with transitions. Some joyful, some painful. This program is for anyone who wants to integrate the insights of psychology and the gift of our faith in making more grace-filled life choices.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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November 2, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Al Johnson
Retreat Title: Grief Set Free

Participants will explore not only the uniqueness of their grief processes, but the possibilities of healing open to us all. As the father of a beautiful son Nicholas, who died from leukemia in March of 1989, we will walk together in discovery, prayer, and healing.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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November 23, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: The Attitude of Gratitude

St. Ignatius considered a lack of gratitude a serious offense against God. When we live from a place of entitlement, we cease to acknowledge the deep truth that all we have is a gift from God. As our nation prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks for the many blessings we have received.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 1, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Wendy Cotter, CSJ, PhD
Retreat Title: The Infancy Narratives of Matthew: Revealing the Jesus Who Calls Us Right Now

The Infancy narratives of Matthew are bursting with life's challenges and threats to life, and God's outreach to guide and protect in every circumstance. A star in the heavens, and dreams for the most just of men, Joseph, husband of Mary and for the fervent and faithful magi, all obedient to God's voice, these save Jesus, Son of David and Messiah King, from certain slaying. St. Joseph, obedient to the angel, immediately guides Mary and Jesus to seek asylum in Egypt where they will live as exiles until, grateful, the angel will counsel them it is safe to return, but with danger in Judea, to move to Galilee. What does the Lord wish us to hear about our own lives as we prepare for Christmas? Come join us and may the Holy Spirit be our own Guiding Star to experience right now the Jesus who comes to save us.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 14, 2020 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: A Cup of Christmas Tea: Stories, Poems, Songs, and Traditions

Mary and Fr. Michael team up once again to bring you their favorite stories, poems, songs, and traditions surrounding this most beloved season of the year. This is a day to soften the heart and open your spirit to the soulful, creative celebration of the Word made flesh, the birth of our Savior.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 5, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Quiet for Priests

This day is reserved for ordained priests looking for time to be in the peace of God’s Grace. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration are available.  Spiritual Direction is also available upon request.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 18, 2021 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. C. Vanessa White
Retreat Title: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, let us stop and gather in prayer, music and song, reflection and storytelling to uncover the impact of his legacy on our own lives today. Come join us for a transformative day of reflection as we become, like Dr. King, members of the beloved community - men and women for others.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 14, 2021 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Couples

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Erin Maiorca
Retreat Title: Tending the Flame of Love: Candlelight Evening for Married Couples

Give your marriage the loving attention it deserves by treating you and your spouse to a feast for body and soul. Come be fed with prayerful reflection, a scrumptious meal, and a soul nourishing Eucharist  that includes renewing your wedding vows. Come to the quiet to tend the flame of your love!

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Dinner)

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February 17, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: Ash Wednesday Retreat: What a Friend We Have in Jesus: Getting to Know Jesus in Our Lenten Journey

This retreat day will look at Jesus in the desert as an example for our Lenten journey. Then we will look at the way Jesus quenches our deepest thirst; opens our inner eyes to His presence; and unbinds us and sets us free.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 9, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Rachel Forton and Nathaniel Gee
Retreat Title: Tenderhearted Forgiveness

Forgiveness is so often a struggle. What does it mean to “forgive one another as God has forgiven you in Christ” (Eph. 4:32)? We will explore forgiveness of God, self, and others in this day of prayer focused on the humility and grace needed to authentically forgive and be forgiven.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 15, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Nancy Hulsebosch
Retreat Title: Care for the Caregiver: Companioning with Compassion, Balance and Prayer

If you are in the personal, professional, or ministerial role of caregiving, we offer this day just for you. Come away to the quiet to be refreshed, renewed, and enriched.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 30, 2021 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes

Come join us this Tuesday of Holy Week to walk the Way of the Cross alongside Mary, the Mother of God, who remained compassionate and faithful to God even at the foot of the cross. The evening includes a simple Lenten dinner, reflection, and the Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $40.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 6, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Quiet for Priests

This day is reserved for ordained Catholic priests looking for time to rest in the peace of God’s Grace. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration will be available. Spiritual Direction is also available upon request with advance notice at time of registration.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 12, 2021 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. James Gschwend, SJ, PhD
Retreat Title: God's Gift to Elders

This is a day intended for elder men and women interested in prayerfully integrating the gift of Days Gone By, The Gift of Today and the Gift of Tomorrows Yet to Come.  There will be Presentations, Time for Quiet, Personal Prayer and Reflection.  A Mass of Thanksgiving will be followed by a served luncheon with conversation among the elders present.  After the luncheon one could go home or stay around for conversation with the facilitator and others who choose to stay.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. Michael Schuck
Retreat Title: Care for Creation

Join Dr. Michael Schuck, Loyola University of Chicago professor of Theology and the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, for a day of prayer focused on caring for the Earth.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 6, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: Praying with Mary, the Mother of God: A Day for Mothers & Daughters

Who better to pray with than the woman who first taught the Son of God to pray? Join us for a mother/daughter day of reflection exploring the Mary of Scripture, a woman of prayer, Our Mother who prays for us and with us.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Molly Henry
Retreat Title: Discover Your Strengths to Grow Spiritually & Serve God

We often take our God-given talents for granted - or we may not even be aware of them. By completing a research-based online assessment prior to the retreat, you will discover your greatest talents. Then during our day together, you will participate in a series of powerful learning tasks based on the Living Your Strengths: Catholic Edition CliftonStrengths book designed to help you grow in appreciation of your unique talents, build them into strengths, and intentionally use your strengths every day. 

The registration fee includes the access code for the online assessment, which you will receive prior to the retreat.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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June 27, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Dan Hartnett, SJ
Retreat Title: Day of Prayer in Spanish: La Humilidad de Dios

Puede sonar extraño hablar de la “humildad” de Dios. Si nos fijamos en la imagen de Dios que ha sido revelado en la persona de Jesús, vemos efectivamente que Dios es, antes que nada, humilde, cercano y sencillo. Durante este día de oración, trataremos de purificar nuestras imágenes de Dios, concentrándonos tanto en la belleza de la creación como en el misterio de la encarnación. Si llegamos a conocer el rostro humilde de nuestro Dios, nos quedará más claro cómo hemos de ser imagen de Dios y cómo ser discípulo de Jesús.

Program Cost: There is no cost for this retreat; free will donations accepted. Se aceptan donaciones. (includes Lunch)

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July 14, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ
Retreat Title: St. Kateri and the Gift of Native American Spirituality

On the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Nativan American saint to be canonized, we will reflect on three important elements of Native American spirituality: the harmony between God and Nature, spirit and matter; the importance of community; and the call to generosity and sacrifice.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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October 25, 2020 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You'll spend a day with others who understand what you've experienced.

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February 21, 2021 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You’ll spend a day with others who understand what you’ve experienced.

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May 23, 2021 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

All veterans and their adult family members are welcome for reflection on the transitions to and from military life. You’ll spend a day with others who understand what you’ve experienced.

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