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Making Hope Real: A Live Virtual Retreat Presented by Becky Eldredge

A Virtual Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Program Date: July 1, 2020 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Central Time)
Program Cost: $25.00

This retreat is currently at capacity or registration is closed. Please call the office at 847.381.1261 with questions.


With the reality of what we are facing in our lives, what others are facing around us, and what our world is facing together, how can we continue to have hope?

The Good News is that hope is infused in us by God alone. We do not hope alone. As Scripture reminds us, “We have this hope as an anchor, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19). Hope does not mean being naive or ignorant about what is happening in the world around us. Hope doesn’t invite us to stick our heads in the sand like an ostrich. It is not mere optimism. Hope invites us to see it all, as God does, and not get locked into the darkness. In this live virtual retreat, Becky Eldredge, spiritual director, retreat director, and author of Busy Lives & Restless Souls and The Inner Chapel, shows you how to make hope real, even when this season of life feels anything but hopeful.

Note: Two dates are available: Tuesday, June 30 evening retreat and Wednesday, July 1 morning retreat. The content presented during each retreat will be the same, but each retreat will be facilitated live via Zoom. The retreat will include three live talks, guided prayer reflections, silent prayer time (on your own), and electronic materials to support your prayer. Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ will welcome and pray with the retreatants.

Retreat Master

Becky Eldredge

Becky Eldredge is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author. She invites people deeper in their walk with Christ through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, writing, online retreat experiences, and spiritual direction.  Passionate about Ignatian spirituality and teaching people how to pray, Becky leans on her twenty years of ministry experience to help people make room for God in the busyness and invite then into deeper relationship with God.  Becky lives in Baton Rouge, LA, where she meets with men and women of all ages for monthly spiritual direction and leads people through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. She directs in-person days of reflections and retreats, as well as online retreats to make the Ignatian retreat experience accessible to all, and is co-founder of the women's ministry, Women of the Well.  In addition, she offers weekly reflections on her own website,, as well as reflections on Loyola Press' Ignatian Spirituality blog, dotMagis.  She shares life with her husband and three children.