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2021-2022 Retreat Registration

Fall 2021 and Winter/Spring 2022 retreats are open for registration. If you encounter any problems while trying to register, please call the office at 847-381-1261.

Please visit our page on Health & Safety Protocols to read about what we are doing to protect our staff and retreatants as well as what we expect of our in-person guests during their time at Bellarmine.

December 8, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Holly Schapker
Retreat Title: Entering the Heart of Mary with St. Ignatius

Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker has devoted many years interpreting Ignatian and Marian spirituality through her paintings. This Day of Reflection is sure to be a feast for the eyes and rich food for the soul.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 10-12, 2021
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Timothy Seigel
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 the unmanageable, sanity and decision.  We will also explore the Higher Power each of us relies upon.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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December 16, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Cup of Christmas Tea: Stories, Poems, Songs & Traditions

Fr. Michael brings his 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.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

January 7-9, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Brad Held, SJ
Retreat Title: The Mountaintop: The Place Where God Dwells (Four Shepherds Group)

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: Four Shepherds, Holy Child Jesus (formerly SS. Timothy, Henry & Margaret), St. Mary KC (Buffalo Grove), St. Mary (Lake Forest)

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January 14-16, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ
Retreat Title: Renewal Through the Intercession of Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier and Pedro Arrupe 

The talks are grounded in the Spiritual Exercises and encourage the retreatant through prayer, reflections on Scripture, and the sacraments.  We seek to know how best to respond to the call of Jesus Christ to follow Him in the coming year.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Anne (Barrington), Ken Murphy Group, St. Charles Borromeo (Hampshire), Fr. Ladniak Memorial

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January 17, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Joshua Peters, SJ and Eric Styles
Retreat Title: Ignatian Reflections on Racism, Reconciliation, and Hope

Join us in a day focused on prayer, song, and sacred scripture that grounds our commitment to the Beloved Community in a faith that looks upon the world with open eyes, seeing God’s grace.  The work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr continues with us. Even in a divided world, we trust that shared experience will lead to what Ignatius called “God’s deepening life in us.”

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 21-23, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Discerning Your Decision (Roche-Zera Group)

Drawing on insights from his book, “What’s Your Decision?”, Fr. Michael will present an “Ignatian tool kit” for discernment and decision making, leading a series of prayer exercises designed to help us listen to God. 

Groups Attending: Roche-Zera Group, Divine Mercy Northshore - Sacred Heart & St Phillip*(Winnetka), KC St. Charles 12497, KC-Elmhurst, Mary Seat of Wisdom

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January 28-30, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Dan Hartnett, SJ
Retreat Title: Habits of Holiness

Habits play a critical role in our everyday lives. On this weekend retreat, we will consider what it would be like to “put on” or to appropriate habits of the heart and those habits of service that we find in Christ Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Patrick Men (St Charles), Knights of Columbus 12497 (St Charles), Saints Faith, Hope & Charity (Winnetka), St James the Apostle (Glen Ellyn)

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February 4-6, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Embracing Our Parts: Holy Ignatian Wholeness

Our unique holiness is truly found in our wholeness in Jesus. We will use Ignatian contemplation in this weekend retreat, making use of the senses and imagination, to enter more fully into our wholeness and walk more closely with Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary Women (Huntley). St. Ignatius College Prep Parents and Alumni

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February 11-13, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

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

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 13, 2022 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Couples

Retreat Master: Nancy and Tom Hulsebosch
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: $100.00 (includes Dinner)

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February 21, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. Amy Cattapan
Retreat Title: Gratitude, Rest & Renewal for Educators

Veteran classroom teacher Dr. Amy Cattapan shares the tricks and tips she's learned for making it through those class sessions when it seems like June will never come.  Fr. Michael Sparough SJ will also lead educators through guided meditation and Ignatian prayer exercises.  Optional activities include the time to pray, rest and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. Registration includes a complimentary journal and pen.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

February 25-27, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ
Retreat Title: How Can God Use a Sinner Like Me?

Why isn't the Church filled with saints? Jesus came to call sinners because, after his Mother, that was all he had to work with.  The Gospels regularly present the sins and foibles of the apostles, the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the rest of the people who came to Jesus. He loved the sinners, but he challenged them to turn away from their sins. He challenged them to believe more fully in him; he required the sinners to obey his commandments as evidence that they loved him, and he sent them the Holy Spirit so that God himself would be the very strength to become authentic disciples. Jesus is still present in the Church today to continue these processes with us. The goal will be to see ourselves in the lives of the first disciples, moving from sin and vice to holiness and virtue.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Naperville-MM/PP/R/TH, St Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale), Walsh Jesuit High School Alumni, St Francis de Sales (Lake Zurich), Divine Savior (Norridge)

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March 2, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

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

We 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 3-6, 2022
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ
Retreat Title: Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

Drawing on insights from their writings and teaching, Fr. Michael and Fr. Bernie will present an "Ignatian tool kit" for discernment and decision making, leading a series of prayer exercises designed to help us listen to God.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Mary (Des Plaines)

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March 11-13, 2022
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: Stage 2 Recovery: Living the Steps

Stage 1 Recovery is abstinence from the alcohol or drugs that were ruining our lives. Stage 2 Recovery happens when we want more from ourselves and our recovery than just abstinence. This retreat will talk about how we go from "Working the Steps" to "Living the Steps."

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 18-20, 2022
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: Using the Steps to Thrive in our Post-Pandemic World

We will consider our new reality (post-Pandemic) by means of the 12 Steps (and maybe a few Traditions) because Bill Wilson tells us that if we apply Steps in other areas of our lives, we can expect analogous spiritual awakenings -- even in the new reality we are now living.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 20, 2022 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 25-27, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: You Too Are Christ!

The only goal of the Christian life is to follow the Lord's pattern, as he became human, we are to become "divine." This means that at baptism we received all we needed to become more and more the children of God and through the Eucharist, our own prayer and regular retreats, we further that identity as sons and daughters of God, thus sharing in Jesus' own life before the Father as well as before Mary our Mother in the order of grace.

Groups Attending: Individuals, K of C Holy Ghost Council 4977 (St. Theresa, Palatine), St. Ignatius College Prep Parents and Alumni

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March 29, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Wendy Cotter, CSJ, PhD
Retreat Title: Together with Jesus in His Journey of Salvation

As we approach Passion Sunday, and the Holy Triduum, please join us for this day of prayer, when guided by St. Luke’s gospel, we will accompany Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection, his salvific gift of life, and his world embracing message of love, peace, and unity.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 1-3, 2022
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Couples

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: The Joy of Love: Praying with Pope Francis' Teaching on Marriage

The Holy Father has given many inspiring and practical suggestions for couples to grow together in love and holiness.  Fr Michael will explore his thought with inspiring reflections,  heart touching dramatizations and soul stirring music. This retreat also provides  plenty of time for you and your spouse to come together and talk about what’s most important in your marriage.  Come to deepen the joy of your love in your marriage!

Groups Attending: Married Couples

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April 8-10, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Keith Muccino, SJ
Retreat Title: You Will Do Greater Things Than These!

We forget in our daily lives the power we have been given in the Holy Spirit - not just to be good individuals, but to heal and transform the people, communities and the world around us. This retreat will help to harness the gifts and energy of the Spirit waiting to work through us.

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

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April 11-14, 2022
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors
Retreat Title: Silent Private Retreats

Come to enjoy the quiet of Bellarmine before the Holy Triduum retreat either as a part of an extended retreat, or as just separate private retreat only. Spiritual Direction is available upon request; otherwise, enjoy the time to pray, rest and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds.

Cost for more than one night: $125/Day

otherwise:

Cost: $150.00/day

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April 12, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
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 Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 14-16, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Peter Bernardi, SJ
Retreat Title: Living the Paschal Mystery

St. Paul testifies: "[I want] to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by being conformed to his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead." (Philippians, 3:10-11). This triduum retreat is an opportunity to deepen our saving relationship with Christ, Crucified and Risen, in whom we place our hope.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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April 21, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Fr. Roc O'Connor, SJ
Retreat Title: Music & Prayer with a Duet of the St. Louis Jesuits

Join Fr. Roc O'Connor and Fr. Bob Dufford in a joyful evening of song and praise.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

April 22-24, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Maureen Martin
Retreat Title: Stay With Us: Engage the Joy and Peace of Christ

How do we live into the grace of the Easter season?  We are reminded of the experience of the disciples who fleetingly encountered the risen Jesus, finding hope in times of fear and discovering the extraordinary in the midst of their ordinary lives.  Through Scripture and music, plus time for reflection and prayer, we will engage the joy and peace of the risen Christ.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary of Vernon

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April 29-May 1, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Carol Ackels
Retreat Title: Contemporary Women of Faith: Exploring Being a Contemplative in Action

Jesus said “Seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not” (Mt 13:13). What might we be missing in the stressful and busy pace of our lives today? What message might Jesus have to offer to women of our time? Come join other women of faith as we explore the stories of women in Scripture and contemporary women who encounter the living Jesus. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius bid us to “come and see.”

Groups Attending: Individuals

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May 22, 2022 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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June 8, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
Retreat Title: Care for the Caregiver: Come Away and Rest Awhile

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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June 11, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Nestor Sanchez
Retreat Title: Nuestra Historia de Salvación

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

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June 20, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ
Retreat Title: Walking with God in Creation

“Ever since God created the world, His invisible qualities, both His eternal power and His divine nature have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made.” - Romans 1:20. 

Creation itself is the first bible. Walking with God in Creation will be a day of exploring creation in our own backyard while contemplating some amazing scientific discoveries that challenge and deepen our faith and understanding of our creator.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 16, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Cup of Christmas Tea: Stories, Poems, Songs & Traditions

Fr. Michael brings his 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.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

February 21, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. Amy Cattapan
Retreat Title: Gratitude, Rest & Renewal for Educators

Veteran classroom teacher Dr. Amy Cattapan shares the tricks and tips she's learned for making it through those class sessions when it seems like June will never come.  Fr. Michael Sparough SJ will also lead educators through guided meditation and Ignatian prayer exercises.  Optional activities include the time to pray, rest and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. Registration includes a complimentary journal and pen.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

April 21, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Fr. Roc O'Connor, SJ
Retreat Title: Music & Prayer with a Duet of the St. Louis Jesuits

Join Fr. Roc O'Connor and Fr. Bob Dufford in a joyful evening of song and praise.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

Virtual Day of Reflection

We may be offering the October 11, 2021 program (Discerning Your Decision) with Fr. Sparough, SJ as a Virtual Day of Reflection. If you are interested in attending a virtual Day of Reflection on October 11, 2021 please enter your contact information here.

Bellarmine's "Ignatian Inspiration" Series

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House has started an “Ignatian Inspiration” series of live-recorded virtual retreats. This series focuses on stories about how people have used or are using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola to lead more fulfilling lives in the service of others.

Below is a listing of retreats that we have recorded for you to watch or listen to. The benefit of these recorded retreats is that you can watch them when it's convenient for you. Please keep an eye out for future live virtual retreats. Learn more here.

The Called & The Chosen Retreat Recording

Who is Jesus? This can be a complicated question. Around the world, Jesus is seen as a teacher, prophet, holy man, wonder-worker, or the Son of God. Who is Jesus to youThis is an essential question for anyone on a spiritual journey with Christ. Wherever you are in your journey with Jesus, this is a retreat to reflect on His call to follow Him (for the first time or anew) and the obstacles that may keep us from freely responding to His call.

In this online retreat, Fr. James Martin, SJ responds from his personal experience and gives an Ignatian perspective on sensing and responding to God's call. Jonathan Roumie, the actor portraying Jesus in The Chosen TV series, reflects on his own personal calling and on the call of the biblical characters dramatized in the series (viewing this series is suggested prior to attending the retreat). Retreatants will be invited to reflect on who the person of Jesus is in their own life and how they are called to follow Christ.

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Saying "No" to Give a Deeper "Yes" 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 recording of this retreat is now available for purchase. Click the button below to be taken to the purchase page. After completing the transaction you will receive a link to the recorded virtual retreat in your email.

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The Whole Language - A Retreat with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

This special retreat was recorded at Bellarmine and includes 8 talks and a homily by Fr. Boyle. He shares what he has learned in three decades of working with marginalized populations at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles — that love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness is the connective tissue. Tenderness reflects the foundational notion that there is no “us” and “them,” only “us.” 

Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy Industries employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women who walk through its doors every year. Fr. Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His 2017 book is the Los Angeles Times bestseller Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

Click "buy" to purchase the full album via Bandcamp for either direct download or streaming through the Bandcamp app. Preview the retreat talks from Fr. Boyle using the player below. The first talk is free to get a sample of the content.

January 7-9, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Brad Held, SJ
Retreat Title: The Mountaintop: The Place Where God Dwells (Four Shepherds Group)

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: Four Shepherds, Holy Child Jesus (formerly SS. Timothy, Henry & Margaret), St. Mary KC (Buffalo Grove), St. Mary (Lake Forest)

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January 14-16, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ
Retreat Title: Renewal Through the Intercession of Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier and Pedro Arrupe 

The talks are grounded in the Spiritual Exercises and encourage the retreatant through prayer, reflections on Scripture, and the sacraments.  We seek to know how best to respond to the call of Jesus Christ to follow Him in the coming year.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Anne (Barrington), Ken Murphy Group, St. Charles Borromeo (Hampshire), Fr. Ladniak Memorial

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January 21-23, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Discerning Your Decision (Roche-Zera Group)

Drawing on insights from his book, “What’s Your Decision?”, Fr. Michael will present an “Ignatian tool kit” for discernment and decision making, leading a series of prayer exercises designed to help us listen to God. 

Groups Attending: Roche-Zera Group, Divine Mercy Northshore - Sacred Heart & St Phillip*(Winnetka), KC St. Charles 12497, KC-Elmhurst, Mary Seat of Wisdom

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January 28-30, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Dan Hartnett, SJ
Retreat Title: Habits of Holiness

Habits play a critical role in our everyday lives. On this weekend retreat, we will consider what it would be like to “put on” or to appropriate habits of the heart and those habits of service that we find in Christ Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Patrick Men (St Charles), Knights of Columbus 12497 (St Charles), Saints Faith, Hope & Charity (Winnetka), St James the Apostle (Glen Ellyn)

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February 11-13, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

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

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

Register Now

February 25-27, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ
Retreat Title: How Can God Use a Sinner Like Me?

Why isn't the Church filled with saints? Jesus came to call sinners because, after his Mother, that was all he had to work with.  The Gospels regularly present the sins and foibles of the apostles, the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the rest of the people who came to Jesus. He loved the sinners, but he challenged them to turn away from their sins. He challenged them to believe more fully in him; he required the sinners to obey his commandments as evidence that they loved him, and he sent them the Holy Spirit so that God himself would be the very strength to become authentic disciples. Jesus is still present in the Church today to continue these processes with us. The goal will be to see ourselves in the lives of the first disciples, moving from sin and vice to holiness and virtue.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Naperville-MM/PP/R/TH, St Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale), Walsh Jesuit High School Alumni, St Francis de Sales (Lake Zurich), Divine Savior (Norridge)

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March 25-27, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: You Too Are Christ!

The only goal of the Christian life is to follow the Lord's pattern, as he became human, we are to become "divine." This means that at baptism we received all we needed to become more and more the children of God and through the Eucharist, our own prayer and regular retreats, we further that identity as sons and daughters of God, thus sharing in Jesus' own life before the Father as well as before Mary our Mother in the order of grace.

Groups Attending: Individuals, K of C Holy Ghost Council 4977 (St. Theresa, Palatine), St. Ignatius College Prep Parents and Alumni

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April 8-10, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Keith Muccino, SJ
Retreat Title: You Will Do Greater Things Than These!

We forget in our daily lives the power we have been given in the Holy Spirit - not just to be good individuals, but to heal and transform the people, communities and the world around us. This retreat will help to harness the gifts and energy of the Spirit waiting to work through us.

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

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February 4-6, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Embracing Our Parts: Holy Ignatian Wholeness

Our unique holiness is truly found in our wholeness in Jesus. We will use Ignatian contemplation in this weekend retreat, making use of the senses and imagination, to enter more fully into our wholeness and walk more closely with Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary Women (Huntley). St. Ignatius College Prep Parents and Alumni

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April 12, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
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 Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Register Now

April 29-May 1, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Carol Ackels
Retreat Title: Contemporary Women of Faith: Exploring Being a Contemplative in Action

Jesus said “Seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not” (Mt 13:13). What might we be missing in the stressful and busy pace of our lives today? What message might Jesus have to offer to women of our time? Come join other women of faith as we explore the stories of women in Scripture and contemporary women who encounter the living Jesus. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius bid us to “come and see.”

Groups Attending: Individuals

Register Now

December 8, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Holly Schapker
Retreat Title: Entering the Heart of Mary with St. Ignatius

Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker has devoted many years interpreting Ignatian and Marian spirituality through her paintings. This Day of Reflection is sure to be a feast for the eyes and rich food for the soul.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 16, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Cup of Christmas Tea: Stories, Poems, Songs & Traditions

Fr. Michael brings his 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.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

January 17, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Joshua Peters, SJ and Eric Styles
Retreat Title: Ignatian Reflections on Racism, Reconciliation, and Hope

Join us in a day focused on prayer, song, and sacred scripture that grounds our commitment to the Beloved Community in a faith that looks upon the world with open eyes, seeing God’s grace.  The work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr continues with us. Even in a divided world, we trust that shared experience will lead to what Ignatius called “God’s deepening life in us.”

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 21, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. Amy Cattapan
Retreat Title: Gratitude, Rest & Renewal for Educators

Veteran classroom teacher Dr. Amy Cattapan shares the tricks and tips she's learned for making it through those class sessions when it seems like June will never come.  Fr. Michael Sparough SJ will also lead educators through guided meditation and Ignatian prayer exercises.  Optional activities include the time to pray, rest and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. Registration includes a complimentary journal and pen.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

March 2, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

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

We 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 3-6, 2022
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Fr. Bernie Owens, SJ
Retreat Title: Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

Drawing on insights from their writings and teaching, Fr. Michael and Fr. Bernie will present an "Ignatian tool kit" for discernment and decision making, leading a series of prayer exercises designed to help us listen to God.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Mary (Des Plaines)

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March 11-13, 2022
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: Stage 2 Recovery: Living the Steps

Stage 1 Recovery is abstinence from the alcohol or drugs that were ruining our lives. Stage 2 Recovery happens when we want more from ourselves and our recovery than just abstinence. This retreat will talk about how we go from "Working the Steps" to "Living the Steps."

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 20, 2022 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 29, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Wendy Cotter, CSJ, PhD
Retreat Title: Together with Jesus in His Journey of Salvation

As we approach Passion Sunday, and the Holy Triduum, please join us for this day of prayer, when guided by St. Luke’s gospel, we will accompany Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection, his salvific gift of life, and his world embracing message of love, peace, and unity.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 11-14, 2022
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors
Retreat Title: Silent Private Retreats

Come to enjoy the quiet of Bellarmine before the Holy Triduum retreat either as a part of an extended retreat, or as just separate private retreat only. Spiritual Direction is available upon request; otherwise, enjoy the time to pray, rest and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds.

Cost for more than one night: $125/Day

otherwise:

Cost: $150.00/day

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April 14-16, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Peter Bernardi, SJ
Retreat Title: Living the Paschal Mystery

St. Paul testifies: "[I want] to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by being conformed to his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead." (Philippians, 3:10-11). This triduum retreat is an opportunity to deepen our saving relationship with Christ, Crucified and Risen, in whom we place our hope.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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April 21, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Fr. Roc O'Connor, SJ
Retreat Title: Music & Prayer with a Duet of the St. Louis Jesuits

Join Fr. Roc O'Connor and Fr. Bob Dufford in a joyful evening of song and praise.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

April 22-24, 2022
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Maureen Martin
Retreat Title: Stay With Us: Engage the Joy and Peace of Christ

How do we live into the grace of the Easter season?  We are reminded of the experience of the disciples who fleetingly encountered the risen Jesus, finding hope in times of fear and discovering the extraordinary in the midst of their ordinary lives.  Through Scripture and music, plus time for reflection and prayer, we will engage the joy and peace of the risen Christ.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary of Vernon

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May 22, 2022 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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June 8, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
Retreat Title: Care for the Caregiver: Come Away and Rest Awhile

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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June 11, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Nestor Sanchez
Retreat Title: Nuestra Historia de Salvación

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

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June 20, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ
Retreat Title: Walking with God in Creation

“Ever since God created the world, His invisible qualities, both His eternal power and His divine nature have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made.” - Romans 1:20. 

Creation itself is the first bible. Walking with God in Creation will be a day of exploring creation in our own backyard while contemplating some amazing scientific discoveries that challenge and deepen our faith and understanding of our creator.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 13, 2022 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Couples

Retreat Master: Nancy and Tom Hulsebosch
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: $100.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 1-3, 2022
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Couples

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: The Joy of Love: Praying with Pope Francis' Teaching on Marriage

The Holy Father has given many inspiring and practical suggestions for couples to grow together in love and holiness.  Fr Michael will explore his thought with inspiring reflections,  heart touching dramatizations and soul stirring music. This retreat also provides  plenty of time for you and your spouse to come together and talk about what’s most important in your marriage.  Come to deepen the joy of your love in your marriage!

Groups Attending: Married Couples

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December 10-12, 2021
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Timothy Seigel
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 the unmanageable, sanity and decision.  We will also explore the Higher Power each of us relies upon.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 11-13, 2022
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: Stage 2 Recovery: Living the Steps

Stage 1 Recovery is abstinence from the alcohol or drugs that were ruining our lives. Stage 2 Recovery happens when we want more from ourselves and our recovery than just abstinence. This retreat will talk about how we go from "Working the Steps" to "Living the Steps."

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 18-20, 2022
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: Using the Steps to Thrive in our Post-Pandemic World

We will consider our new reality (post-Pandemic) by means of the 12 Steps (and maybe a few Traditions) because Bill Wilson tells us that if we apply Steps in other areas of our lives, we can expect analogous spiritual awakenings -- even in the new reality we are now living.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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December 8, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Holly Schapker
Retreat Title: Entering the Heart of Mary with St. Ignatius

Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker has devoted many years interpreting Ignatian and Marian spirituality through her paintings. This Day of Reflection is sure to be a feast for the eyes and rich food for the soul.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 16, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Cup of Christmas Tea: Stories, Poems, Songs & Traditions

Fr. Michael brings his 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.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

January 17, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Joshua Peters, SJ and Eric Styles
Retreat Title: Ignatian Reflections on Racism, Reconciliation, and Hope

Join us in a day focused on prayer, song, and sacred scripture that grounds our commitment to the Beloved Community in a faith that looks upon the world with open eyes, seeing God’s grace.  The work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr continues with us. Even in a divided world, we trust that shared experience will lead to what Ignatius called “God’s deepening life in us.”

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

February 13, 2022 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Couples

Retreat Master: Nancy and Tom Hulsebosch
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: $100.00 (includes Dinner)

Register Now

February 21, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Dr. Amy Cattapan
Retreat Title: Gratitude, Rest & Renewal for Educators

Veteran classroom teacher Dr. Amy Cattapan shares the tricks and tips she's learned for making it through those class sessions when it seems like June will never come.  Fr. Michael Sparough SJ will also lead educators through guided meditation and Ignatian prayer exercises.  Optional activities include the time to pray, rest and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. Registration includes a complimentary journal and pen.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

March 2, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

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

We 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)

Register Now

March 29, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Sr. Wendy Cotter, CSJ, PhD
Retreat Title: Together with Jesus in His Journey of Salvation

As we approach Passion Sunday, and the Holy Triduum, please join us for this day of prayer, when guided by St. Luke’s gospel, we will accompany Jesus in his passion, death and resurrection, his salvific gift of life, and his world embracing message of love, peace, and unity.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

April 12, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
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 Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 21, 2022 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Fr. Roc O'Connor, SJ
Retreat Title: Music & Prayer with a Duet of the St. Louis Jesuits

Join Fr. Roc O'Connor and Fr. Bob Dufford in a joyful evening of song and praise.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Registration Options: Register to Attend in PersonRegister to Attend via Zoom

June 8, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: To Be Determined
Retreat Title: Care for the Caregiver: Come Away and Rest Awhile

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)

Register Now

June 11, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Nestor Sanchez
Retreat Title: Nuestra Historia de Salvación

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

Register Now

June 20, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ
Retreat Title: Walking with God in Creation

“Ever since God created the world, His invisible qualities, both His eternal power and His divine nature have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made.” - Romans 1:20. 

Creation itself is the first bible. Walking with God in Creation will be a day of exploring creation in our own backyard while contemplating some amazing scientific discoveries that challenge and deepen our faith and understanding of our creator.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

March 20, 2022 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.

Register Now

May 22, 2022 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.

Register Now