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Kindling the Flame of Love

April 22, 2017 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Couples

Retreat Title: Kindling the Flame of Love

Join Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mary McKeon for a special Evening of Reflection for sacramentally married couples.  The evening will include a candlelit dinner, reflection talk, time for private prayer with your spouse, and a Mass with renewal of marriage vows. Cost of program is per couple.

Program Cost: $65.00 (includes Dinner)

Please call the office at 847-381-1261 to register for this retreat.

Retreat Masters:

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Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ

Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ is a member of Bellarmine’s resident staff. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama and a Masters of Divinity from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL.  He is the founder of Charis Ministries, the Jesuit retreat ministry for outreach to young adults in their twenties and thirties and has trained spiritual directors at Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies.  A prolific writer and speaker, Fr. Michael has published books on prayer and the sacraments with Franciscan Media, Paulist Press, and Liturgical Training Publications.  His latest book, What’s Your Decision? is published by Loyola Press. 

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Mrs. Mary McKeon

Mary McKeon is a member of Bellarmine's ministry staff, a spiritual director, and coordinator of women's ministry.  Mary is a graduate of Marquette University.  She taught school in Milwaukee's inner city before moving to Washington, DC to work for the United States Senate.  She and her late husband have a daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons who are the joy of her life.  Mary received her training as a spiritual/retreat director at the Jesuits' Manresa Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where she served on the ministry team and became their first Director of Women's Ministry.  In 2014, Mary was the second person to be honored with Manresa's Lifetime Achievement Award.