An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men
Retreat Date: January 27-29, 2023
Groups Attending: Roche Zera Group, Mary Seat of Wisdom, St. Mary Buffalo Grove Knights & Men's Club, Individuals
Our faith is nourished by Jesus’ miracles, cures, and his teaching, but our faith is founded on his identity as Messiah, Son of God. Reflecting on Mark's stories of Jesus’ Baptism, Transfiguration, and Resurrection, we can come to understand Jesus' life among us and for us, and how our individual stories are united to His Story by God’s grace.
Fr. David Shields, SJ is a Jesuit priest of the USA Midwest Province who has been involved in retreat ministry for over 40 years. In addition to this ministry, Fr. Shields has spent some 20 years with the Oglala Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. More recently, he has worked nearly 23 years in Hispanic ministry as Founder and Executive Director of Casa Romero Renewal Center in Milwaukee, WI. Currently Fr Shields is Founder Emeritus of Casa Romero and remains active in Spiritual Direction, retreat director and other spiritual ministries. In September 2019, Fr. Shields spent a week in El Paso learning more a bout the US border and its issues with migrants and refugees. In January, 2020, he had the privilege to make a Pilgrimage/Retreat to El Salvador and Guatemala where he visited many martyrdom sites pertaining to St Oscar Romero, the Four Churchwomen, Bishop Girardi and others. Fr Shields is a friend of Bill W.