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2021-2022 Retreat Registration

Spring and Summer 2022 retreats are open for registration. If you encounter any problems while trying to register, please call the office at 847-381-1261.

Please visit our page on Health & Safety Protocols to read about what we are doing to protect our staff and retreatants as well as what we expect of our in-person guests during their time at Bellarmine.

Nuestra Historia de Salvación
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

June 11, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Retreat Master: Fr. Nestor Sanchez

Este día de oración lo dedicaremos a la reflexión del impacto que el pecado tiene sobre nosotros. A veces no estamos conscientes que, como dice San Pedro en su primera carta,  el mal está como “Leon rugiente buscando a quien devorar”
Como discípulos de Jesús debemos esforzarnos por estar cerca del Maestro para escucharlo en nuestro corazón y mente. Dios sabe que somos frágiles y quiere darnos su amor y perdón siempre que se lo pidamos. Esta es una buena oportunidad para reflexionar sobre  el plan de Dios desde el Génesis y como a pesar que el pecado entró al mundo, Dios en su infinito amor busca los medios para salvarnos y devolvernos la gracia perdida. 

Estan cordialmente invitados, por favor traigan su Biblia, todos los temas serán basados en la Sagrada Escritura. 

Program Cost: There is no cost for this retreat; free will donations accepted. Se aceptan donaciones. (includes Lunch)

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Walking with God in Creation
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

June 20, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ

“Ever since God created the world, His invisible qualities, both His eternal power and His divine nature have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made.” - Romans 1:20. 

Creation itself is the first bible. Walking with God in Creation will be a day of exploring creation in our own backyard while contemplating some amazing scientific discoveries that challenge and deepen our faith and understanding of our creator.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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June 23-July 1, 2022 Individually Directed Retreats
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

June 23-July 1, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

Come to the quiet of Bellarmine and take some time for yourself to get away from the distractions of life so you can read, write, catch up on sleep and pray.  Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; Otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for either five or eight days.

5-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($675).

8-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($975)

Deadline for All Registrations: May 25, 2022

Learn more about Individually Directed Retreats here.

Single Overnight Cost: $122.00

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July 15-23, 2022 Individually Directed Retreats
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

July 15-23, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

Come to the quiet of Bellarmine and take some time for yourself to get away from the distractions of life so you can read, write, catch up on sleep and pray.  Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; Otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for either five or eight days.

5-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($675)

8-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($975)

Deadline for All Registrations: May 25, 2022

Learn more about Individually Directed Retreats here.

Single Overnight Cost: $122.00

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Unplugged Retreat
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

July 26-29, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

Are you ready to unplug from the world for a few days and take some time to relax, read, journal and not be on call?

Do you need a getaway to catch up on some sleep and not have to worry about going anywhere or having to return a phone call?

.

Cost for more than one night: $140/Day

Single Overnight Cost: $160.00

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The Chosen: A Spiritual Reflection Retreat
A Semi-Silent Midweek Retreat for Men & Women

July 26-29, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

During this retreat you will have the opportunity to reflect on the life of Jesus and his first followers in a whole new way. Together with other retreatants and members of our Ministry team at Bellarmine, you will watch The Chosen, the first-ever multi-season show about Jesus starring Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie as Jesus.



Retreatants will have the option of watching all 8 episodes of either season one or season two of The Chosen along with optional discussion time with fellow retreatants and a few of the Jesuits on our staff. The remainder of the retreat will provide time for you to be in a quiet retreat house to: 

  • Prayerfully reflect on the episodes 
  • Talk to a Spiritual Director about the episodes and your reflections on them 
  • Private time to read and journal on your own

This retreat is open to adults over 18 of all faiths, including those struggling with their faith, and those who are looking to have some private quiet time on our grounds and sacred spaces.

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Spiritual Reset: Coming Back to Peace in an Uncertain Time
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

July 29-30, 2022

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Elizabeth Neubauer

Take time away from the chaos of the past two years to catch your breath and reset your soul.  During this mini retreat we will delve into the timeless wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises and the deep calm of mindfulness and centering prayer.  Together, these spiritual practices can help restore balance in your heart and mind.  Gift yourself with 24 hours to let go of worry, surrender to God’s love, and re-connect to your deepest self.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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Virtual Day of Reflection

We may be offering the October 11, 2021 program (Discerning Your Decision) with Fr. Sparough, SJ as a Virtual Day of Reflection. If you are interested in attending a virtual Day of Reflection on October 11, 2021 please enter your contact information here.

Bellarmine's "Ignatian Inspiration" Series

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House has started an “Ignatian Inspiration” series of live-recorded virtual retreats. This series focuses on stories about how people have used or are using the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola to lead more fulfilling lives in the service of others.

Below is a listing of retreats that we have recorded for you to watch or listen to. The benefit of these recorded retreats is that you can watch them when it's convenient for you. Please keep an eye out for future live virtual retreats. Learn more here.

The Called & The Chosen Retreat Recording

Who is Jesus? This can be a complicated question. Around the world, Jesus is seen as a teacher, prophet, holy man, wonder-worker, or the Son of God. Who is Jesus to youThis is an essential question for anyone on a spiritual journey with Christ. Wherever you are in your journey with Jesus, this is a retreat to reflect on His call to follow Him (for the first time or anew) and the obstacles that may keep us from freely responding to His call.

In this online retreat, Fr. James Martin, SJ responds from his personal experience and gives an Ignatian perspective on sensing and responding to God's call. Jonathan Roumie, the actor portraying Jesus in The Chosen TV series, reflects on his own personal calling and on the call of the biblical characters dramatized in the series (viewing this series is suggested prior to attending the retreat). Retreatants will be invited to reflect on who the person of Jesus is in their own life and how they are called to follow Christ.

Purchase The Called & The Chosen retreat recording

Saying "No" to Give a Deeper "Yes" Virtual Retreat

Life is full of choices. And when we say “Yes” to many things, even good things, that’s not a good thing. We invite you to spend a virtual evening with two Father Michaels, both of whom struggle with this issue in their lives. They’ll share what they’re learning from their mistakes, and how the Holy Spirit is guiding us all toward greater balance in our lives.

The recording of this retreat is now available for purchase. Click the button below to be taken to the purchase page. After completing the transaction you will receive a link to the recorded virtual retreat in your email.

Purchase the retreat recording

The Whole Language - A Retreat with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ

This special retreat was recorded at Bellarmine and includes 8 talks and a homily by Fr. Boyle. He shares what he has learned in three decades of working with marginalized populations at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles — that love is the answer, community is the context, and tenderness is the connective tissue. Tenderness reflects the foundational notion that there is no “us” and “them,” only “us.” 

Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy Industries employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women who walk through its doors every year. Fr. Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His 2017 book is the Los Angeles Times bestseller Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

Click "buy" to purchase the full album via Bandcamp for either direct download or streaming through the Bandcamp app. Preview the retreat talks from Fr. Boyle using the player below. The first talk is free to get a sample of the content.

Nuestra Historia de Salvación
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

June 11, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Retreat Master: Fr. Nestor Sanchez

Este día de oración lo dedicaremos a la reflexión del impacto que el pecado tiene sobre nosotros. A veces no estamos conscientes que, como dice San Pedro en su primera carta,  el mal está como “Leon rugiente buscando a quien devorar”
Como discípulos de Jesús debemos esforzarnos por estar cerca del Maestro para escucharlo en nuestro corazón y mente. Dios sabe que somos frágiles y quiere darnos su amor y perdón siempre que se lo pidamos. Esta es una buena oportunidad para reflexionar sobre  el plan de Dios desde el Génesis y como a pesar que el pecado entró al mundo, Dios en su infinito amor busca los medios para salvarnos y devolvernos la gracia perdida. 

Estan cordialmente invitados, por favor traigan su Biblia, todos los temas serán basados en la Sagrada Escritura. 

Program Cost: There is no cost for this retreat; free will donations accepted. Se aceptan donaciones. (includes Lunch)

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now

Walking with God in Creation
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

June 20, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ

“Ever since God created the world, His invisible qualities, both His eternal power and His divine nature have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made.” - Romans 1:20. 

Creation itself is the first bible. Walking with God in Creation will be a day of exploring creation in our own backyard while contemplating some amazing scientific discoveries that challenge and deepen our faith and understanding of our creator.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Learn more about this retreat

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June 23-July 1, 2022 Individually Directed Retreats
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

June 23-July 1, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

Come to the quiet of Bellarmine and take some time for yourself to get away from the distractions of life so you can read, write, catch up on sleep and pray.  Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; Otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for either five or eight days.

5-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($675).

8-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($975)

Deadline for All Registrations: May 25, 2022

Learn more about Individually Directed Retreats here.

Single Overnight Cost: $122.00

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now

July 15-23, 2022 Individually Directed Retreats
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

July 15-23, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

Come to the quiet of Bellarmine and take some time for yourself to get away from the distractions of life so you can read, write, catch up on sleep and pray.  Spiritual Direction is available upon request with advance notice at time of registration; Otherwise, the time is yours to pray and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. You may register for either five or eight days.

5-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($675)

8-Day Individually Directed Retreat ($975)

Deadline for All Registrations: May 25, 2022

Learn more about Individually Directed Retreats here.

Single Overnight Cost: $122.00

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now

Unplugged Retreat
Private Retreat Days for Men & Women

July 26-29, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

Are you ready to unplug from the world for a few days and take some time to relax, read, journal and not be on call?

Do you need a getaway to catch up on some sleep and not have to worry about going anywhere or having to return a phone call?

.

Cost for more than one night: $140/Day

Single Overnight Cost: $160.00

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now

The Chosen: A Spiritual Reflection Retreat
A Semi-Silent Midweek Retreat for Men & Women

July 26-29, 2022

Retreat Master: Bellarmine Jesuit Ministry Team and Additional Spiritual Directors

During this retreat you will have the opportunity to reflect on the life of Jesus and his first followers in a whole new way. Together with other retreatants and members of our Ministry team at Bellarmine, you will watch The Chosen, the first-ever multi-season show about Jesus starring Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie as Jesus.



Retreatants will have the option of watching all 8 episodes of either season one or season two of The Chosen along with optional discussion time with fellow retreatants and a few of the Jesuits on our staff. The remainder of the retreat will provide time for you to be in a quiet retreat house to: 

  • Prayerfully reflect on the episodes 
  • Talk to a Spiritual Director about the episodes and your reflections on them 
  • Private time to read and journal on your own

This retreat is open to adults over 18 of all faiths, including those struggling with their faith, and those who are looking to have some private quiet time on our grounds and sacred spaces.

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now

Spiritual Reset: Coming Back to Peace in an Uncertain Time
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

July 29-30, 2022

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Elizabeth Neubauer

Take time away from the chaos of the past two years to catch your breath and reset your soul.  During this mini retreat we will delve into the timeless wisdom of the Spiritual Exercises and the deep calm of mindfulness and centering prayer.  Together, these spiritual practices can help restore balance in your heart and mind.  Gift yourself with 24 hours to let go of worry, surrender to God’s love, and re-connect to your deepest self.

Groups Attending: Individuals

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now

Nuestra Historia de Salvación
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

June 11, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Retreat Master: Fr. Nestor Sanchez

Este día de oración lo dedicaremos a la reflexión del impacto que el pecado tiene sobre nosotros. A veces no estamos conscientes que, como dice San Pedro en su primera carta,  el mal está como “Leon rugiente buscando a quien devorar”
Como discípulos de Jesús debemos esforzarnos por estar cerca del Maestro para escucharlo en nuestro corazón y mente. Dios sabe que somos frágiles y quiere darnos su amor y perdón siempre que se lo pidamos. Esta es una buena oportunidad para reflexionar sobre  el plan de Dios desde el Génesis y como a pesar que el pecado entró al mundo, Dios en su infinito amor busca los medios para salvarnos y devolvernos la gracia perdida. 

Estan cordialmente invitados, por favor traigan su Biblia, todos los temas serán basados en la Sagrada Escritura. 

Program Cost: There is no cost for this retreat; free will donations accepted. Se aceptan donaciones. (includes Lunch)

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now

Walking with God in Creation
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

June 20, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Strzok, SJ

“Ever since God created the world, His invisible qualities, both His eternal power and His divine nature have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made.” - Romans 1:20. 

Creation itself is the first bible. Walking with God in Creation will be a day of exploring creation in our own backyard while contemplating some amazing scientific discoveries that challenge and deepen our faith and understanding of our creator.

Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

Learn more about this retreat

Register Now