An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men
Retreat Date: October 7-9, 2022
Groups Attending: Catholic Community of Northbrook fka St. Norbert and Our Lady of the Brook, St. Mary's Catholic/Joe Bussone Group (Sycamore), Individuals
This retreat is currently at capacity or registration is closed. Please call the office at 847.381.1261 with questions.
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.
This retreat includes 7 presentations, daily mass, 6 hot meals, the opportunity for one-on-one spiritual direction with a trained spiritual director, and many other opportunities to explore our 80 acres and almost 60k square feet of interior space. 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, sleep and reflect in the quiet.
Bellarmine has a 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.
You can learn more about what to expect be visiting this page.
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.