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Heralds of Hope

A Day of Reflection for Adults

Program Date: December 15, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Program Cost: $65.00 (includes Lunch)

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Advent is a season of hope, expectancy, and joyful preparation as we anticipate the coming of Christ. How might Jesus be inviting us to nurture His presence within? Enjoy a day of prayer and quiet reflection as we contemplate how we might make room for the Lord with faithful and grateful hearts.


Check-in starts at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast including coffee, tea, juice and fresh fruit and pastries.  The day will include a few talks, Mass, a delicious, freshly made lunch with salad, soup, an entrée and dessert. 

All activities are optional, but we do ask everyone to respect the quiet of the retreat house for everyone to have the opportunity to read, rest, and reflect in the quiet.

You will have time to explore our 80 acres and almost 60k square feet of  interior space. Bellarmine has two libraries, a resource center, two chapels, and many other common areas. Outdoor spaces include various walking trails, several prayer gardens, a gazebo, stations of the cross, as well as a few patios and outdoor chairs and benches.   

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Retreat Masters

Fr. Mark Henninger, SJ

Fr. Mark Henninger, SJ is a chaplain at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, IL and a campus minister for the medical and nursing schools. His training in spiritual direction includes an internship at Loyola University’s Institute of Pastoral Studies. For many years he was a professor of medieval philosophy, most recently at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, but with prior positions at Loyola University in Chicago, University of Detroit Mercy, the Gregorian University in Rome, and Arrupe College in Zimbabwe.

Nancy Hulsebosch

Nancy Hulsebosch is a Spiritual Director grounded in the principles of Ignatian Spirituality, having completed a three-year spiritual direction internship at Bellarmine. Nancy’s roots in the Jesuit tradition trace back to Marquette University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in 1986. She later received a Master’s degree from National-Louis University. In addition to providing spiritual direction and leading individuals in the Spiritual Exercises, Nancy is active in various ministries in her parish, particularly Scripture study. Nancy is married and the mother of four children.

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