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Forging a Forgiving Heart: Finding Freedom through Reconciliation

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

Retreat Title: Forging a Forgiving Heart: Finding Freedom through Reconciliation

"Forgive and forget" is easily said but difficult to accomplish. This day explores common blocks to forgiveness and shares inspiring examples of those who have learned to forgive. It offers very practical strategies for finding freedom in choosing to reconcile with those who have hurt us.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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Retreat Masters:

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Dr. Avis Clendenen

Avis Clendenen is professor emerita of religious studies from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Among other publications, she is the coauthor with Troy Martin of Forgiveness: Finding Freedom through Reconciliation and author of Experiencing Hildegard: Jungian Perspectives. Currently, she offers retreats and days of reflection that integrate insights from depth psychology with spiritual life and growth.

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Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ

Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ is a retreat director and spiritual director at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington.  He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a Doctor of Ministry from St Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. He is the founder of Charis, a national Jesuit retreat ministry for young adults in their 20s and 30s, and has trained spiritual directors at Loyola University-Chicago.  

A prolific writer and speaker, Fr. Michael has published books, CDs, and DVDs on prayer, discernment, and the sacraments with Franciscan Media, Paulist Press, Liturgical Training Publications, Loyola Press, and Heart to Heart. He is seen regularly on Shalom World Catholic Television and is heard regularly on Sacred Heart radio in Cincinnati and WSFI Catholic Radio in greater Chicagoland. 

His latest co-authored book is What’s Your Decision?  An Ignatian Approach to Decision Making and is published by Loyola Press.  

Fr. Michael’s weekly video homilies can be seen online at www.HtoH.US.