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Peace Be With You: Transforming Fear into Gift

September 20-22, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: Peace Be With You: Transforming Fear into Gift

Each year the pace of life increases, violence creeps closer to our homes and peace becomes more a wish than a reality.  This healing retreat will focus on how Jesus sent the Holy Spirit (Jn 20:19-23) to transform the apostles “behind locked doors for fear of the Jews” into bold risk takers rooted in a deep peace not shaken even by imprisonment, violence and death.   This transformation will happen to us too when we as the apostles discover a deeper image of God, a peace that heals our hurts, and the empowering Spirit that sends us forth on our unique mission.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Brothers at Bellarmine

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

Retreat Master:


Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ

Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ (as a team with Dennis and Sheila Linn) has focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. He has advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality, and theology. Since 1970 he has taught courses and given retreats on healing in every state and in more than 60 countries. Ordained in l973, he currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains spiritual directors at Sacred Ground and serves on the editorial board of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Fr. Linn, Dennis, and Sheila have written 22 books translated in more than 20 languages, (all in Spanish) and with more than a million copies in English.