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A Long, Loving Look at the Real: Encountering God in a Distracted World

An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Date: March 24-26, 2023
Groups Attending: St. Vincent Ferrer (River Forest), Individuals

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We live in uncertain times, and St. Ignatius provides practical tools for building our spiritual home on the rock of Christ. Fr Joe Simmons weaves Scripture, stories, and elements of the Spiritual Exercises to help us uncover where Christ is always-already laboring in our lives. This weekend retreat aims to help men in all stages of life sift through distractions to rekindle the fire of God’s love. 

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Fr. Joseph Simmons, SJ

Fr. Joseph Simmons, SJ, a native of Milwaukee, is passionate about Catholic education and renewing the Christian imagination in light of God’s vision for humanity.  Fr. Joe has taught languages, theology, and philosophy at Jesuit schools around the Midwest, and has directed over 30 Ignatian retreats around the US and UK.  He is wrapping up his doctorate at Campion Hall in Oxford, England on atheist writers who remain “bothered by God.”  Fr. Joe looks forward to finishing studies and helping college students wrestle with the big questions in life.  He loves the priesthood, dry humor and Oxford commas.

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