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Building What Lasts: The 12 Steps as a Blueprint for our Lives

December 13-15, 2019
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: Building What Lasts: The 12 Steps as a Blueprint for our Lives

Recovery through the 12 Steps provides a foundation for creating a life of meaning, value and connection.  Much like the homes we inhabit, growing as a recovering person requires times of demolition, preservation and new construction.  We will explore how to work with our Higher Power to make that vision for our lives a reality.

Groups Attending: Individuals

Please call the office at 847-381-1261 to register for this retreat.

Retreat Master:


Elizabeth Neubauer

With more than 30 years of daily spiritual practice, Elizabeth understands the gifts of a contemplative journey. She has given presentations on personal growth and the desire for a deeper understanding of God to a wide range of groups. Elizabeth has served as retreat leader and provided spiritual direction at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh. In addition, she has lead groups at First Fruits – Women Growing in Faith on topics including prayer and meditation and the spirituality of the 12 Steps. Her goal as a retreat leader is to provide food for thought that encourages individuals to go deeper into self-knowledge and to explore their experience of a Higher Power, God or Deep Self however they define this journey for themselves. 

Elizabeth has degrees in Art and Business and is a graduate of the Spiritual Guidance Training Program at the Siena Retreat Center in Racine, Wisconsin. She believes spiritual direction provides a dedicated time and place to explore the movement of Spirit in an environment of openness and respect. Her practice is inclusive of all faith traditions as well as individuals who do not ascribe to any organized religion.

Past careers have included Development Director, Photographer, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator and Funeral Director. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International.