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Transforming Grief

A Day of Reflection for Adults

Program Date: November 7, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Program Cost: $65.00 (includes Lunch)

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

Summary

Join Fr. Johnson for a day of placing ourselves and our grief before Jesus for healing, hope, and transformation.  Throughout the day we will listen to each other, reflect on the suffering of Jesus, learn of grief, and embrace the desire of God's heart for healing.

Description

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 entry 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 Master

Fr. Al Johnson

Fr. Al Johnson is a native Chicagoan (South Side) and an Episcopal Priest.  Locally he most recently served as Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Barrington.  Now he serves in the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania on a part-time basis.  Al also serves as the volunteer chaplain for Barrington Countryside Fire District as well as participates regularly in the AA community in Barrington and in Erie, PA.  Fr. Al is also married to Vickie and together they have three children, two alive, Hannah and Zachary, and one that died in 1989, Nicholas.  They have been residents of the Barrington Community since 1990.