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Mary's Way of the Cross

An Evening of Reflection for Women

March 26, 2024
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Dinner)

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


Join us for a prayerful and meditative evening as we keep vigil at the foot of the cross with Jesus' mother, Mary, the Mother of God, who remained compassionate and faithful to God even at the foot of the cross. 

The evening includes a simple Lenten dinner, reflection and Stations of the Cross.


A day or evening of reflection, grounded in the Jesuit tradition, is a shorter version of the Ignatian Weekend Retreat. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, a day or evening program is sure to give you the peace and serenity needed to be still and to rest in God's loving embrace.

Your day or evening of reflection includes thematic talks from our skilled Retreat Leaders, time for private prayer, celebration of Mass and a meal.

Bellarmine has two libraries, a resource center, two chapels, and many other common areas.  Outdoor spaces include a various walking trails, various prayer gardens, a gazebo, stations of the cross, as well as a few patios and outdoor chairs and benches. 

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Retreat Leader

Paula Kowalkowski

Paula Kowalkowski has worked as a music educator on the high school and college level for over 30 years.  She currently is the Music Director at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect.  Ms. Kowalkowski has a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Spirituality and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Loyola University Chicago/Institute of Pastoral Studies.  Most recently, she received a Certificate in Spiritual Direction with an emphasis on Ignatian Spirituality from the Midwest Jesuit Province.  She is humbled and honored to be a part of the Bellarmine team.