Co-gender retreats at Bellarmine are just like any other silent retreat, except that we do not limit attendance to one gender or the other. We do place men and women on different floors of the house. If you have any concerns about these retreats, please contact our office. Please Note: Our retreats are designed for those who are 18 years of age or older. 

2016-2017 Retreat Season

March 2-5, 2017 – an Ignatian, Silent 4-Day Retreat for Men & Women with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Retreat with Pope Francis: The Gospel of Joy, Mercy, & Care for Our Common Home

Groups attending: KC Ryan (Chicago), Meet Me in the Silence, Divine Mercy,  St. Patrick Church (Lake Forest), St. Bede Retreat Group, St. Walter’s (Roselle), St. Joseph (Libertyville)


March 31-April 2, 2017 – an Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women with Fr. Rick McGurn, SJ
Retreat Title: Re-forming the Image of God

Groups attending: St. Adelaide, Ziggie’s Group, St. James (Franklin, WI)


April 13-15, 2017 – an Ignatian, Silent Holy Week Retreat for Men & Women with Fr. Paul Macke, SJ; Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ; and Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Were You There? Companioning Jesus – Then and Now

We know of no better way to prepare for Easter than by entering deeply into the Sacred Triduum while on retreat. Three gifted retreat masters help us imaginatively encounter Christ through the eyes of those who knew Him. Included also is the Holy Thursday Memorial of the Lord’s Supper, the powerful Good Friday Liturgy, a healing service, and a Going Forth Ceremony on Holy Saturday morning.

Groups attending: Ron Frost / Geldermann Memorial


April 28-30, 2017 – an Ignatian Weekend Retreat for Sacramentally Married Couples with Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
Retreat Title: Marriage, Mercy and Joy – Welcome to the Divine Dance!