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Spiritual Reset: A Winter Respite to Calm Our Minds and Quiet Our Hearts

An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Adults

February 9 - 10, 2024

Groups Attending: Individuals, Queen of Peace -Chicago (aka Divine Savior, St. Eugenes and Our Lady Mother of the Church)

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


Take time away from the frenetic pace of life to catch your spiritual breath. During this mini-retreat we will delve into the timeless wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises and the deep calm of mindfulness and centering prayer. Together, these spiritual practices can help restore balance in your heart and mind. Gift yourself with over 24 hours to let go of worry, surrender to God’s love, and re-connect to your deepest self. 

This retreat starts Friday night with check-in starting at 4 PM and concludes Saturday night with dinner at 6 PM. 


This retreat includes several presentations, daily Mass, communal prayer, a one-on-one conversation with a spiritual director, and many other opportunities to explore the retreat house and grounds. Come to the quiet to read, sleep, pray and reflect. All activities are optional.  

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Retreat Leaders

Elizabeth Neubauer

With more than 35 years of daily spiritual practice, Elizabeth understands the gifts of a contemplative journey.  A graduate of The Institute for Spiritual Guidance in Wisconsin Elizabeth serves as a retreat leader, spiritual director and supervisor. 

As a spiritual companion, Elizabeth brings attentive listening, and open-mindedness to individuals who desire a dedicated time to explore their unique spiritual path. In a retreat setting, she provides questions and content that encourage individuals to go deeper into self-knowledge and explore their experience of the sacred in their lives. Elizabeth has degrees in Art and Business and has completed coursework in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. Past careers have included Fundraising, Photography, Employee Assistance Programming and Funeral Service.

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.

Listen to a talk by Fr. Michael.