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Spirituality Programs

Throughout the year Bellarmine hosts spiritual programs that are open to the public. Our spirituality programs are meant for individuals who are 18 years or older. See below for a listing of programs and how to register. If you have any questions, please contact programs@jesuitretreat.org.

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

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Be Not Afraid: Creating Life, Choosing Light

We live in a time of fear:  pandemic, violence, and fear that the future only brings more fears like climate collapse.   God again is saying, “I put before you death and life.  Choose life.”  This day we join Mary as she hears, “Fear not, you have found favor with God” and becomes God’s model of how to create life in a fearful world.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

October 11, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Discerning Your Decision

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.

We may offer the October 11, 2021 Day of Reflection (Discerning Your Decision with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ) in a virtual format.

If you are interested in attending a Virtual Day of Reflection for the Discerning Your Decision program on October 11, 2021 please click here to enter your contact information.  We will then get back to you to let you know if we will indeed have a virtual option as soon as a decision is made along with more details. 

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

October 12-November 9, 2021
A Weekly Ignatian Prayer Group for Women

Retreat Masters: Barbara Ritson and Carol Pankros
Retreat Title: A Women's 30-Day Retreat in Everyday Life, Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

Come and join us Tuesdays from 8:45am - 11:30am (five consecutive Tuesdays, October 12-November 9) for a guided 30-day women’s retreat in everyday life, as we pray together the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and learn the wisdom within Ignatian Spirituality that enhances personal prayer and creates intimacy with God. Included will be Ignatian teaching, guided Lectio Divina, rich, shared prayer experiences, and small group discussion. All course materials will be provided.  Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

Program Cost: $300.00

Register Now

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

Retreat Master: Dr. Avis Clendenen
Retreat Title: Day of Grief

The veil is thin these November days when the season of remembering reconnects us to those souls whom we so dearly loved who are no longer with us as we once knew them. Sacred scriptures and poets provide manna in the deserts of grief. This day we shall sit on the well of grief and find solace, soulfulness and serenity in remembering…together.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

November 22, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ
Retreat Title: Begin with 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 we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks for our many blessings.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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)

Register Now

December 16, 2021 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 & Traditions

Fr. Michael and Mary 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)

Register Now

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 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 and Mary McKeon 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.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

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: 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 Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Register Now

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.

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Register Now

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

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
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: To Be Determined
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

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

Retreat Master: Nancy 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

April 12, 2022 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 Stations of the Cross.

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Register Now

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.

Program Cost: $45.00 (includes Dinner)

Register Now

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

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Be Not Afraid: Creating Life, Choosing Light

We live in a time of fear:  pandemic, violence, and fear that the future only brings more fears like climate collapse.   God again is saying, “I put before you death and life.  Choose life.”  This day we join Mary as she hears, “Fear not, you have found favor with God” and becomes God’s model of how to create life in a fearful world.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

October 11, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Discerning Your Decision

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.

We may offer the October 11, 2021 Day of Reflection (Discerning Your Decision with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ) in a virtual format.

If you are interested in attending a Virtual Day of Reflection for the Discerning Your Decision program on October 11, 2021 please click here to enter your contact information.  We will then get back to you to let you know if we will indeed have a virtual option as soon as a decision is made along with more details. 

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

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

Retreat Master: Dr. Avis Clendenen
Retreat Title: Day of Grief

The veil is thin these November days when the season of remembering reconnects us to those souls whom we so dearly loved who are no longer with us as we once knew them. Sacred scriptures and poets provide manna in the deserts of grief. This day we shall sit on the well of grief and find solace, soulfulness and serenity in remembering…together.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

November 22, 2021 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ
Retreat Title: Begin with 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 we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we pause to give thanks for our many blessings.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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)

Register Now

December 16, 2021 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 & Traditions

Fr. Michael and Mary 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)

Register Now

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 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 and Mary McKeon 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.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Register Now

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

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

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
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: To Be Determined
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