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September 7-9, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Mark Andrews, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Familiar Themes, New Images

Join Fr. Mark Andrews for a deeper look at the Spiritual Exercises and their significance for us today. This retreat will focus on some of St. Ignatius' important meditations, retold for contemporary listeners.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Matt Carpenter

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September 10, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Retreat for Caregivers: Finding Balance & Receiving Grace in Our Giving

If you are in a caregiving role or ministry, Bellarmine invites you to come for a relaxing, restful, restorative day planned with you in mind. The day will offer prayer, suggestions on self-care, Mass, optional time for sharing, and time for resting in the Lord. Since you give so much of yourself, this day is designed to minister to you to be a receiver of care, grace, and spiritual nourishment.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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September 14-16, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
Retreat Title: An Ignatian School of Prayer

St. Ignatius of Loyola offered his Spiritual Exercises to help souls find God in all things and grow in relationship with the Lord. This retreat weekend will invite and offer opportunities to grow in methods of prayer that will help us walk with our Lord. Come walk with us.

Groups Attending: Individuals; St Petronille (Glen Ellyn), St. John the Evangelist (Streamwood)

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September 15-16, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: A Retreat for Young Adults - The Next Chapter: Living through Transitions with Faith

This retreat is open to young adult men and women in their 20s and 30s. The retreat begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 15 and ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 16.

Transition: the process of letting go of the way things used to be and taking hold of the way they are or will be. Whether you are graduating from college, transitioning jobs, moving to a new city, getting married, or having just lost a loved one, transitions in life are not always easy. Though they can be joyous, they can also be stressful. Though exciting, they can painful. And though appearing transparent, they can be confusing.

Connect and share with other young adults yearning to reflect on the changes taking place in their lives. Encounter the ways in which God is ever present in those moments of uncertainty. Grow to find a deeper and more grace-filled understanding of how one’s faith in God is active in our journey of transition.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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September 21-23, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What's Next? Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

All of us have important decisions to make - decisions that radically alter our lives. Yet without a sound process in place for making these key decisions, we will never feel fully confident that our decision was what God truly desired for us. The Spiritual Exercises help us move toward a deeper interior freedom to better navigate the twists and turns of life. Fr. Michael helps us better understand St. Ignatius’ methodology for decision-making and how it can be applied to the big and small decisions we face.

Groups Attending: Individuals; St. John Neumann (St. Charles), St. Frances of Rome - KC Council, John Kasting Retreat Group, Cathedral of St. Raymond (Joliet)

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September 24, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Calling All Marthas

Do you find yourself worried and stressed about many things? Have you been wanting to get away for some quiet time, but can't find a weekend or even a day to do so? This is your opportunity to spend a relaxing, reflective, prayerful evening with other on-the-go-women. You are invited to the home of Martha and Mary - where Jesus will be joining you for dinner!

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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September 28-30, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Susan Stabile
Retreat Title: Answering the Call to Labor with Christ

St. Ignatius understood that each of us - not just a small group of select people - are called to participate with Christ in the building of God’s Kingdom. What does that call look like today? And what does it take for us to respond wholeheartedly to that invitation? This weekend we will explore key elements of the Spiritual Exercises aimed at helping us grow in our response to God’s invitation.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. John Neumann (St. Charles); Catholic Community of Northbrook; Divine Mercy, Letty and Friends, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion Ministries

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October 2-4, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Midweek Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Finding Our Wholeness

Our unique holiness is truly found in our wholeness in Jesus. We will use Ignatian contemplation in this midweek retreat, making use of the senses and imagination, to enter more fully into our wholeness and walk more closely with Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions Ministries

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October 5-7, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Paul Mueller, SJ
Retreat Title: Merciful Heavens, God of Justice

In this retreat we will contemplate two interrelated themes. First, the glory of God’s Creation: exploring and giving thanks and praise for the beauty and majesty of God’s creation, on the earth and in the heavens.  Second, God’s justice and mercy: facing the challenge and consolation of God’s justice, in light of Pope Francis’ frequent emphasis on God’s mercy.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Anne (Barrington), Sacred Heart (Winnetka), Holy Family (Inverness)

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October 8, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: Befriending the American Women Saints

Come meet some remarkable women saints from our own country: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and others. These were women of courage, strength, perseverance, and a deep, abiding faith. Join us to explore their inspiring stories and reflect on their relevance for our lives today.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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October 12-14, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Who Do You Say That I Am?

Knowing about Jesus is part of our faith development; coming to intimately know Jesus leads to spiritual depth and transformation. Scripture, silence, and prayer are key to meeting Jesus heart to heart. This retreat is about your personal response to the question Jesus asks His disciples, "Who do you say that I am?"

Groups Attending: Individual,Catholic Community of Northbrook, Mazzuchelli's Men, Frank Condon Group

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October 14, 2018 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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October 16, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Holly Schapker
Retreat Title: Entering the Heart of Mary with St. Ignatius

Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker has devoted many years interpreting Ignatian and Marian spirituality through her paintings. She teams with storyteller and poet Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ in a Day of Prayer that is sure to be a feast for the eyes and rich food for the soul.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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October 19-21, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Frank Majka, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: A Guide for Living and Praying

Over the years, the Ignatian Exercises have proved to be an effective and practical guide for spiritual growth. Our time will be spent seeing and praying about how they can play a similar role in our lives.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Holy Spirit Catholic (Naperville)

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November 2-4, 2018
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: "Spiritual Principles Would Solve All My Problems"

From pages 42-43 of the ‘Big Book’: “Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems. I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before. My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now. I would not go back to it even if I could.” We’ll look at which spiritual principles (the 12 Steps) underpin our new “way of living” and how those principles can, indeed, “solve all my problems.”   

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 5, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Mrs. Lynn Sprehe
Retreat Title: Transforming Grief: A Process of Healing, Grace & Hope

Grief is a natural process given to help us heal. However, at times, feelings of discouragement, deep sadness, anger, and even hopelessness can overwhelm us. If this is where you find yourself, come spend a day away for rest and renewal. You will learn more about the psychology of grief and hear of practical suggestions - all with the focus of finding God amidst the struggles associated with grief. The day will include presentations, time for private reflection and prayer, optional sharing, Mass, and lunch.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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November 9-11, 2018
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff LaBelle, SJ
Retreat Title: Finding God in All Things, Even Sobriety

The 12 Steps and the life, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus lead us to find God and serenity in sobriety. Come away for a weekend with your Higher Power and encounter a new freedom and happiness! In this retreat, we will explore how our own struggles mirror the way of Jesus as well as the way of Bill W. Together we will comprehend the word serenity and know peace!

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 30-December 2, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ

The fullness of the Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ! This transformation begins at baptism and continues only as we give ourselves to prayer, works of charity, an openness to self-knowledge, and a vulnerability in allowing ourselves to be loved. This retreat begins with our being made in God’s own “image and likeness” and traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Don Goodwillie (St Basil), St. Francis De Sales (Lake Zurich)

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December 3, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Three Wise Women of the Nativity Story

The story of Jesus' birth is a familiar one, but how much do you know about the three wise women in the story? Join us for a day of reflection as we pray with Jesus' mother, Mary; Mary's cousin, Elizabeth; and the prophetess, Anna. Each wise woman of the Nativity story reveals something about God and something about our true nature as women.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 7-9, 2018
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: "Spiritual Principles Would Solve All My Problems"

From pages 42-43 of the ‘Big Book’: “Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems. I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before. My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now. I would not go back to it even if I could.” We’ll look at which spiritual principles (the 12 Steps) underpin our new “way of living” and how those principles can, indeed, “solve all my problems.”

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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December 10, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Hold Christ in the Manger of Your Heart

Advent is not a spectator sport! The season calls us to actively prepare for a deeper enter of the Christ Child into our lives. Mary and Fr. Michael team up once again to guide us through drama, guided prayer, and inspiring preaching to make of our heart a manger this Advent season. 

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 14-15, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Praying Advent with St. Ignatius

Bellarmine  retreat masters Fr Michael Sparough, SJ and Mary McKeon team together for an invigorating retreat. Together they explore the Advent themes while helping us expand our prayer vocabulary. Prayer styles include the Ignatian prayer of imagination, contemplation, meditation, Lectio Divina, body and gesture prayer, and journaling.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions Ministries, Lake County

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January 4-6, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Richard Malloy, SJ
Retreat Title: Rest and Re-creation; Reconciliation and Resurrection: Praying with Movies and Music

St. Ignatius teaches us to seek and find God in all realities. Movies and music at our fingertips are relatively new realities in human experience. Messages of Faith, Justice and Reconciliation are found within movies like It’s a Wonderful Life; Places in the Heart; The Way and Coco. Our hearts and minds are moved by all kinds of music from the Ave Maria and Beethoven’s Ninth to The Beatles and Nina Simone. Let’s explore how to pray with these gifts.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Four Shepherds

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January 11, 2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Molly Henry
Retreat Title: Discover Your Strengths to Grow Spiritually and Serve God

We often take our God-given talents for granted - or we may not even be aware of them. By completing a research-based online assessment prior to the retreat, you will discover your greatest talents. Then during our day together, you will participate in a series of powerful learning tasks based on the Living Your Strengths: Catholic Edition CliftonStrengths book designed to help you grow in appreciation of your unique talents, build them into strengths, and intentionally use your strengths every day. 

The registration fee includes the access code for the online assessment, which you will receive prior to the retreat.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 11-13, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease from work. We make space for God. We enjoy the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of the Grove KC/St Mary HNS (Buffalo Grove), St. Monica (Carpentersville), Al Raffin (St Patrick - Chesterton), St. Mary (Lake Forest), St. Peter & Paul (Cary)

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January 18-20, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What's Next? Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

The Spiritual Exercises help us move toward a deeper interior freedom to better navigate the twists and turns of life. Fr. Michael helps us better understand St. Ignatius’ methodology for decision-making and how it can be applied to the big and small decisions we face.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Glenview), Holy Cross (Deerfield), Deacon Jerry Ryndak (Hampshire), KC - Elmhurst, KC - St. Charles, St Joseph (Wilmette)

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January 25-27, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ

The fullness of the Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ! This transformation begins at baptism and continues only as we give ourselves to prayer, works of charity, an openness to self-knowledge, and a vulnerability in allowing ourselves to be loved. This retreat begins with our being made in God’s own “image and likeness” and traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Roche/Zera, St Vincent Ferrer, St Mary of Vernon, St James The Apostle (Glen Ellyn)

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February 1-3, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Masters: Bobby Karle, SJ and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Yoga for Gratitude: Sin, Grace & Acceptance

Ignatian Yoga is a collaborative ministry of Jesuits and lay people that integrates the spirituality of St. Ignatius and the practices of yoga and meditation. Ignatian Yoga invites participants to reflect on God’s presence in their life experiences, connecting mind, body, and spirit with a diverse array of old and new practices. The retreat will offer an explanation and experience of Ignatian spirituality and yoga.

The Ignatian Yoga retreat will include five Ignatian Yoga sessions: Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday morning. Sessions include a talk from one of the teachers, a yoga class (varying styles), quiet reflection, and group sharing. Mass and reconciliation will be offered. There will also be some leisure and social time built into the weekend. Bring your own yoga mat.  Any yoga props you prefer - strap, block, pillow, blanket - are all optional. Feel free to reach out to ignatianyoga@gmail.com with further questions. 

Groups Attending: Individuals, Meet Me in the Silence

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February 4, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What's Next? Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

All of us have important decisions to make - decisions that radically alter our lives. Yet without a sound process in place for making these key decisions, we will never feel fully confident that our decision was what God truly desired for us.

Join us for a day of reflection drawing on insights from Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ's best-selling book, What's Your Decision? Fr. Michael will present an "Ignatian toolkit" for discernment and decision-making, leading us in a series of prayer exercises designed to help us listen to God in the deeper parts of our being.  The day will include a workshop, time for quiet reflection, Mass, and lunch.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 8-10, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Keith Maczkiewicz, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Detectives of Grace

What are the tools for finding the deepest meaning in the simplest of things?  In this weekend retreat, we will use the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to help us stay attuned to the presence of God all around us.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale), Catholic Community of Northbrook

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February 22-24, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Ron Bieganowski, SJ
Retreat Title: Ignatius' Story of How God Cares

Join Fr. Bieganowski for a silent weekend retreat following the sequence of the Spiritual Exercises  of St. Ignatius of Loyola.   We will explore the story of how God cares for us, of what that care means for us, and how the story of salvation helps define who we are and how we live.

Groups Attending: Individuals, KC Council 4966 - Holy Ghost (St. Theresa's, Palatine), Ken Murphy, St. Alphonsus (Prospect Heights), St. John Vianney (Lockport), Fr. Ladniak Memorial, Jesuit High School Alumni

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February 24, 2019 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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March 1-3, 2019
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Tom Weston, SJ
Retreat Title: Practical, Simple, Flexible: The Power of the 12 Steps

In this weekend retreat, we will look at the experience, strength, and hope of the members of the fellowship to help people get well with the grace of God. There are no shortcuts on the road to recovery, but there are practical suggestions for those who ask for help.

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 6, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Richard McGurn, SJ
Retreat Title: Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection: Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

At times the journey is hard and we can feel directionless. Our Father sends Jesus to find us, and to open a new road. He is the Way, and the healer of hearts.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 7-10, 2019
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Teach Us to Pray: Reflecting on the Lord's Prayer with St. Ignatius

Using storytelling, poetry, music, guided imagery, journaling, and breath & body prayer, Fr Michael guides us through the prayer Jesus taught us.  Drawing on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, this retreat will forever change the way you encounter the Lord’s Prayer.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Mary Immaculate (Plainfield), Meet Me in the Silence, Natalie Glynn, St. Bede (Ingleside)

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March 15-17, 2019
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: Living the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

The late Earnie Larson said that there are two stages of recovery: the first stage is abstinence, which is absolutely essential. The second stage of recovery is when we want more in our lives than just not drinking. This retreat will focus on how we take the 12 Steps and apply them to our daily lives.

Personal effects must be removed from rooms by 9:00 am on Sunday.  The retreat will conclude after lunch which is served at 11:30 am.  

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 21, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Mary, Untier of Knots

We all have challenges, "knots," in our lives that can seem impossible to untie. In this little-known devotion to Mary that is a favorite of Pope Francis, we are reminded to entrust these knots to Mary and to allow her to untie them and bring us to her Son, Jesus.

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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March 22-24, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Who Do You Say That I Am?

Knowing about Jesus is part of our faith development; coming to intimately know Jesus leads to spiritual depth and transformation. Scripture, silence, and prayer are key to meeting Jesus heart to heart. This retreat is about your personal response to the question Jesus asks His disciples, "Who do you say that I am?"

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 29-31, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
Retreat Title: An Ignatian School of Prayer

St. Ignatius of Loyola offered his Spiritual Exercises to help souls find God in all things and grow in relationship with the Lord. This retreat weekend will invite and offer opportunities to grow in methods of prayer that will help us walk with our Lord. Come walk with us.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Peter (Geneva)

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April 5-7, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Finding Our Wholeness

Our unique holiness is truly found in our wholeness in Jesus. We will use Ignatian contemplation in this weekend retreat, making use of the senses and imagination, to enter more fully into our wholeness and walk more closely with Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Catholic Community of Northbrook, St. Mary of Vernon, St Peter Church (Geneva), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions Ministries, Deanery II-B

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April 8, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Maureen Martin
Retreat Title: "Stay with Me:" Walking into the Passion

As Holy Week approaches, let us walk alongside Jesus into the well-known stories. Together we will explore the invitation and the intimacy of this most holy week. The day will include presentations, using Scripture and music, plus time for reflection and quiet prayer. We will conclude with a Lenten prayer service.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 12-14, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease from work. We make space for God. We enjoy the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Loyola Dental School Group, KC-St. Catherine (Dundee), St. John the Apostle (Villa Park), Al John's Group (Milwaukee area)

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April 16, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes

Come join us this Holy Week to walk the way of the cross alongside Mary, the Mother of God, who remained compassionate and faithful to God even at the foot of the cross.

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 18-20, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Holy Week Retreat: The Seven Last Words of Christ

The Holy Week Triduum presents a unique opportunity to spend the climax of the liturgical year in deep prayer. Come celebrate this sacred time with two of Bellarmine’s veteran retreat masters. They will reflect on each of Christ’s  7 last words  - bringing them to life in a way that is sure to open your mind and enflame your  heart. Even if you make a Bellarmine retreat at another time of year, come back and join us to better prepare to welcome Easter!

Groups Attending: Individuals, Meet Me in the Silence, Ron Frost/J Geldermann Memorial, St. Martha (Morton Grove)

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April 30, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Grit, Grace, and Transformation

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 3-5, 2019
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Couples

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Peace Be with You

Each year the pace of life increases and new challenges appear that can make peace seem more a wish than a reality. This retreat will focus on how Jesus sent the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-23) transforming the apostles “behind locked doors for fear of the Jews” into bold risk takers rooted in a deep peace not shaken even by imprisonment, violence or death. In this semi-silent couples retreat we will open our hearts to a peace deeper than our fears, a peace that heals our hurts, and an empowering peace as the Spirit sends us forth to be peacemakers in our anxious world.

Groups Attending: Married Couples

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May 5, 2019 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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May 10, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Patricia Cooney Hathaway, PhD and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Seasons of Life, Seasons of Faith

God comes to us in our personal history. Just as there are seasons of life, there are seasons in our human and spiritual journey to God. This day will explore the challenges and opportunities in both the spring and summer (ages 17-40) and the autumn and winter (ages 40-85+) seasons of our lives. Stories from the lives of everyday women make these seasons come alive, as well as the life experience and wisdom of some of the great saints of our tradition. Dr. Cooney Hathaway will be using examples from her book Weaving Faith and Experience: a Woman's Perspective. This is an opportunity for women of all ages and stages in life to come together as women of faith.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 10-11, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Catherine Palenik
Retreat Title: A Retreat for Mothers and Daughters: Growing Together in Wisdom and Grace

“And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men” (Luke 2:52). So too are we called to grow emotionally and spiritually in our relationship with God and one another. This happens through the deepening of these relationships, and how we experience and relate to the significant women in our life is key.

Join us for a women’s overnight retreat for mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, nieces and aunts, sisters, cousins, friends...

Groups Attending: Individuals, Karen Steufen Group

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June 1, 2019 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. David Shields, SJ
Retreat Title: Day of Prayer in Spanish: Dios de la Creación, Dios de Mi Vida, y Discipulado

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

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

September 7-9, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Mark Andrews, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Familiar Themes, New Images

Join Fr. Mark Andrews for a deeper look at the Spiritual Exercises and their significance for us today. This retreat will focus on some of St. Ignatius' important meditations, retold for contemporary listeners.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Matt Carpenter

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September 14-16, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
Retreat Title: An Ignatian School of Prayer

St. Ignatius of Loyola offered his Spiritual Exercises to help souls find God in all things and grow in relationship with the Lord. This retreat weekend will invite and offer opportunities to grow in methods of prayer that will help us walk with our Lord. Come walk with us.

Groups Attending: Individuals; St Petronille (Glen Ellyn), St. John the Evangelist (Streamwood)

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September 21-23, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What's Next? Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

All of us have important decisions to make - decisions that radically alter our lives. Yet without a sound process in place for making these key decisions, we will never feel fully confident that our decision was what God truly desired for us. The Spiritual Exercises help us move toward a deeper interior freedom to better navigate the twists and turns of life. Fr. Michael helps us better understand St. Ignatius’ methodology for decision-making and how it can be applied to the big and small decisions we face.

Groups Attending: Individuals; St. John Neumann (St. Charles), St. Frances of Rome - KC Council, John Kasting Retreat Group, Cathedral of St. Raymond (Joliet)

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October 5-7, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Paul Mueller, SJ
Retreat Title: Merciful Heavens, God of Justice

In this retreat we will contemplate two interrelated themes. First, the glory of God’s Creation: exploring and giving thanks and praise for the beauty and majesty of God’s creation, on the earth and in the heavens.  Second, God’s justice and mercy: facing the challenge and consolation of God’s justice, in light of Pope Francis’ frequent emphasis on God’s mercy.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Anne (Barrington), Sacred Heart (Winnetka), Holy Family (Inverness)

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October 12-14, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Who Do You Say That I Am?

Knowing about Jesus is part of our faith development; coming to intimately know Jesus leads to spiritual depth and transformation. Scripture, silence, and prayer are key to meeting Jesus heart to heart. This retreat is about your personal response to the question Jesus asks His disciples, "Who do you say that I am?"

Groups Attending: Individual,Catholic Community of Northbrook, Mazzuchelli's Men, Frank Condon Group

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October 19-21, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Frank Majka, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: A Guide for Living and Praying

Over the years, the Ignatian Exercises have proved to be an effective and practical guide for spiritual growth. Our time will be spent seeing and praying about how they can play a similar role in our lives.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Holy Spirit Catholic (Naperville)

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November 30-December 2, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ

The fullness of the Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ! This transformation begins at baptism and continues only as we give ourselves to prayer, works of charity, an openness to self-knowledge, and a vulnerability in allowing ourselves to be loved. This retreat begins with our being made in God’s own “image and likeness” and traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Don Goodwillie (St Basil), St. Francis De Sales (Lake Zurich)

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January 4-6, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Richard Malloy, SJ
Retreat Title: Rest and Re-creation; Reconciliation and Resurrection: Praying with Movies and Music

St. Ignatius teaches us to seek and find God in all realities. Movies and music at our fingertips are relatively new realities in human experience. Messages of Faith, Justice and Reconciliation are found within movies like It’s a Wonderful Life; Places in the Heart; The Way and Coco. Our hearts and minds are moved by all kinds of music from the Ave Maria and Beethoven’s Ninth to The Beatles and Nina Simone. Let’s explore how to pray with these gifts.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Four Shepherds

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January 11-13, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease from work. We make space for God. We enjoy the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of the Grove KC/St Mary HNS (Buffalo Grove), St. Monica (Carpentersville), Al Raffin (St Patrick - Chesterton), St. Mary (Lake Forest), St. Peter & Paul (Cary)

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January 18-20, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What's Next? Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

The Spiritual Exercises help us move toward a deeper interior freedom to better navigate the twists and turns of life. Fr. Michael helps us better understand St. Ignatius’ methodology for decision-making and how it can be applied to the big and small decisions we face.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Glenview), Holy Cross (Deerfield), Deacon Jerry Ryndak (Hampshire), KC - Elmhurst, KC - St. Charles, St Joseph (Wilmette)

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January 25-27, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Another Christ

The fullness of the Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ! This transformation begins at baptism and continues only as we give ourselves to prayer, works of charity, an openness to self-knowledge, and a vulnerability in allowing ourselves to be loved. This retreat begins with our being made in God’s own “image and likeness” and traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Roche/Zera, St Vincent Ferrer, St Mary of Vernon, St James The Apostle (Glen Ellyn)

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February 8-10, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Keith Maczkiewicz, SJ
Retreat Title: Becoming Detectives of Grace

What are the tools for finding the deepest meaning in the simplest of things?  In this weekend retreat, we will use the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to help us stay attuned to the presence of God all around us.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale), Catholic Community of Northbrook

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February 22-24, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Ron Bieganowski, SJ
Retreat Title: Ignatius' Story of How God Cares

Join Fr. Bieganowski for a silent weekend retreat following the sequence of the Spiritual Exercises  of St. Ignatius of Loyola.   We will explore the story of how God cares for us, of what that care means for us, and how the story of salvation helps define who we are and how we live.

Groups Attending: Individuals, KC Council 4966 - Holy Ghost (St. Theresa's, Palatine), Ken Murphy, St. Alphonsus (Prospect Heights), St. John Vianney (Lockport), Fr. Ladniak Memorial, Jesuit High School Alumni

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March 22-24, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Who Do You Say That I Am?

Knowing about Jesus is part of our faith development; coming to intimately know Jesus leads to spiritual depth and transformation. Scripture, silence, and prayer are key to meeting Jesus heart to heart. This retreat is about your personal response to the question Jesus asks His disciples, "Who do you say that I am?"

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 29-31, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ
Retreat Title: An Ignatian School of Prayer

St. Ignatius of Loyola offered his Spiritual Exercises to help souls find God in all things and grow in relationship with the Lord. This retreat weekend will invite and offer opportunities to grow in methods of prayer that will help us walk with our Lord. Come walk with us.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Peter (Geneva)

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April 12-14, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ
Retreat Title: The Spiritual Exercises: Who am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?

A retreat is a contemporary way of observing the Sabbath. We cease from work. We make space for God. We enjoy the gift of time to contemplate who we are from God's perspective, where He is inviting us to go with our lives, and how to follow His lead.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Loyola Dental School Group, KC-St. Catherine (Dundee), St. John the Apostle (Villa Park), Al John's Group (Milwaukee area)

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September 24, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Calling All Marthas

Do you find yourself worried and stressed about many things? Have you been wanting to get away for some quiet time, but can't find a weekend or even a day to do so? This is your opportunity to spend a relaxing, reflective, prayerful evening with other on-the-go-women. You are invited to the home of Martha and Mary - where Jesus will be joining you for dinner!

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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September 28-30, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Susan Stabile
Retreat Title: Answering the Call to Labor with Christ

St. Ignatius understood that each of us - not just a small group of select people - are called to participate with Christ in the building of God’s Kingdom. What does that call look like today? And what does it take for us to respond wholeheartedly to that invitation? This weekend we will explore key elements of the Spiritual Exercises aimed at helping us grow in our response to God’s invitation.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. John Neumann (St. Charles); Catholic Community of Northbrook; Divine Mercy, Letty and Friends, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion Ministries

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October 2-4, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Midweek Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Finding Our Wholeness

Our unique holiness is truly found in our wholeness in Jesus. We will use Ignatian contemplation in this midweek retreat, making use of the senses and imagination, to enter more fully into our wholeness and walk more closely with Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions Ministries

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October 8, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: Befriending the American Women Saints

Come meet some remarkable women saints from our own country: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and others. These were women of courage, strength, perseverance, and a deep, abiding faith. Join us to explore their inspiring stories and reflect on their relevance for our lives today.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 3, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Three Wise Women of the Nativity Story

The story of Jesus' birth is a familiar one, but how much do you know about the three wise women in the story? Join us for a day of reflection as we pray with Jesus' mother, Mary; Mary's cousin, Elizabeth; and the prophetess, Anna. Each wise woman of the Nativity story reveals something about God and something about our true nature as women.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 1-3, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Masters: Bobby Karle, SJ and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Yoga for Gratitude: Sin, Grace & Acceptance

Ignatian Yoga is a collaborative ministry of Jesuits and lay people that integrates the spirituality of St. Ignatius and the practices of yoga and meditation. Ignatian Yoga invites participants to reflect on God’s presence in their life experiences, connecting mind, body, and spirit with a diverse array of old and new practices. The retreat will offer an explanation and experience of Ignatian spirituality and yoga.

The Ignatian Yoga retreat will include five Ignatian Yoga sessions: Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday morning. Sessions include a talk from one of the teachers, a yoga class (varying styles), quiet reflection, and group sharing. Mass and reconciliation will be offered. There will also be some leisure and social time built into the weekend. Bring your own yoga mat.  Any yoga props you prefer - strap, block, pillow, blanket - are all optional. Feel free to reach out to ignatianyoga@gmail.com with further questions. 

Groups Attending: Individuals, Meet Me in the Silence

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March 21, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Mary, Untier of Knots

We all have challenges, "knots," in our lives that can seem impossible to untie. In this little-known devotion to Mary that is a favorite of Pope Francis, we are reminded to entrust these knots to Mary and to allow her to untie them and bring us to her Son, Jesus.

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 5-7, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ
Retreat Title: Finding Our Wholeness

Our unique holiness is truly found in our wholeness in Jesus. We will use Ignatian contemplation in this weekend retreat, making use of the senses and imagination, to enter more fully into our wholeness and walk more closely with Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Catholic Community of Northbrook, St. Mary of Vernon, St Peter Church (Geneva), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions Ministries, Deanery II-B

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April 16, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes

Come join us this Holy Week to walk the way of the cross alongside Mary, the Mother of God, who remained compassionate and faithful to God even at the foot of the cross.

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 30, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Grit, Grace, and Transformation

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 10, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Patricia Cooney Hathaway, PhD and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Seasons of Life, Seasons of Faith

God comes to us in our personal history. Just as there are seasons of life, there are seasons in our human and spiritual journey to God. This day will explore the challenges and opportunities in both the spring and summer (ages 17-40) and the autumn and winter (ages 40-85+) seasons of our lives. Stories from the lives of everyday women make these seasons come alive, as well as the life experience and wisdom of some of the great saints of our tradition. Dr. Cooney Hathaway will be using examples from her book Weaving Faith and Experience: a Woman's Perspective. This is an opportunity for women of all ages and stages in life to come together as women of faith.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 10-11, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Catherine Palenik
Retreat Title: A Retreat for Mothers and Daughters: Growing Together in Wisdom and Grace

“And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men” (Luke 2:52). So too are we called to grow emotionally and spiritually in our relationship with God and one another. This happens through the deepening of these relationships, and how we experience and relate to the significant women in our life is key.

Join us for a women’s overnight retreat for mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, nieces and aunts, sisters, cousins, friends...

Groups Attending: Individuals, Karen Steufen Group

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September 10, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Retreat for Caregivers: Finding Balance & Receiving Grace in Our Giving

If you are in a caregiving role or ministry, Bellarmine invites you to come for a relaxing, restful, restorative day planned with you in mind. The day will offer prayer, suggestions on self-care, Mass, optional time for sharing, and time for resting in the Lord. Since you give so much of yourself, this day is designed to minister to you to be a receiver of care, grace, and spiritual nourishment.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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September 15-16, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: A Retreat for Young Adults - The Next Chapter: Living through Transitions with Faith

This retreat is open to young adult men and women in their 20s and 30s. The retreat begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 15 and ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 16.

Transition: the process of letting go of the way things used to be and taking hold of the way they are or will be. Whether you are graduating from college, transitioning jobs, moving to a new city, getting married, or having just lost a loved one, transitions in life are not always easy. Though they can be joyous, they can also be stressful. Though exciting, they can painful. And though appearing transparent, they can be confusing.

Connect and share with other young adults yearning to reflect on the changes taking place in their lives. Encounter the ways in which God is ever present in those moments of uncertainty. Grow to find a deeper and more grace-filled understanding of how one’s faith in God is active in our journey of transition.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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October 16, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Holly Schapker
Retreat Title: Entering the Heart of Mary with St. Ignatius

Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker has devoted many years interpreting Ignatian and Marian spirituality through her paintings. She teams with storyteller and poet Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ in a Day of Prayer that is sure to be a feast for the eyes and rich food for the soul.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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November 5, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Mrs. Lynn Sprehe
Retreat Title: Transforming Grief: A Process of Healing, Grace & Hope

Grief is a natural process given to help us heal. However, at times, feelings of discouragement, deep sadness, anger, and even hopelessness can overwhelm us. If this is where you find yourself, come spend a day away for rest and renewal. You will learn more about the psychology of grief and hear of practical suggestions - all with the focus of finding God amidst the struggles associated with grief. The day will include presentations, time for private reflection and prayer, optional sharing, Mass, and lunch.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 10, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Hold Christ in the Manger of Your Heart

Advent is not a spectator sport! The season calls us to actively prepare for a deeper enter of the Christ Child into our lives. Mary and Fr. Michael team up once again to guide us through drama, guided prayer, and inspiring preaching to make of our heart a manger this Advent season. 

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 14-15, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Praying Advent with St. Ignatius

Bellarmine  retreat masters Fr Michael Sparough, SJ and Mary McKeon team together for an invigorating retreat. Together they explore the Advent themes while helping us expand our prayer vocabulary. Prayer styles include the Ignatian prayer of imagination, contemplation, meditation, Lectio Divina, body and gesture prayer, and journaling.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions Ministries, Lake County

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January 11, 2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Molly Henry
Retreat Title: Discover Your Strengths to Grow Spiritually and Serve God

We often take our God-given talents for granted - or we may not even be aware of them. By completing a research-based online assessment prior to the retreat, you will discover your greatest talents. Then during our day together, you will participate in a series of powerful learning tasks based on the Living Your Strengths: Catholic Edition CliftonStrengths book designed to help you grow in appreciation of your unique talents, build them into strengths, and intentionally use your strengths every day. 

The registration fee includes the access code for the online assessment, which you will receive prior to the retreat.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 4, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What's Next? Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

All of us have important decisions to make - decisions that radically alter our lives. Yet without a sound process in place for making these key decisions, we will never feel fully confident that our decision was what God truly desired for us.

Join us for a day of reflection drawing on insights from Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ's best-selling book, What's Your Decision? Fr. Michael will present an "Ignatian toolkit" for discernment and decision-making, leading us in a series of prayer exercises designed to help us listen to God in the deeper parts of our being.  The day will include a workshop, time for quiet reflection, Mass, and lunch.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 24, 2019 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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March 1-3, 2019
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Tom Weston, SJ
Retreat Title: Practical, Simple, Flexible: The Power of the 12 Steps

In this weekend retreat, we will look at the experience, strength, and hope of the members of the fellowship to help people get well with the grace of God. There are no shortcuts on the road to recovery, but there are practical suggestions for those who ask for help.

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 6, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Richard McGurn, SJ
Retreat Title: Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection: Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

At times the journey is hard and we can feel directionless. Our Father sends Jesus to find us, and to open a new road. He is the Way, and the healer of hearts.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 7-10, 2019
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: Teach Us to Pray: Reflecting on the Lord's Prayer with St. Ignatius

Using storytelling, poetry, music, guided imagery, journaling, and breath & body prayer, Fr Michael guides us through the prayer Jesus taught us.  Drawing on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, this retreat will forever change the way you encounter the Lord’s Prayer.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Mary Immaculate (Plainfield), Meet Me in the Silence, Natalie Glynn, St. Bede (Ingleside)

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April 8, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Maureen Martin
Retreat Title: "Stay with Me:" Walking into the Passion

As Holy Week approaches, let us walk alongside Jesus into the well-known stories. Together we will explore the invitation and the intimacy of this most holy week. The day will include presentations, using Scripture and music, plus time for reflection and quiet prayer. We will conclude with a Lenten prayer service.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 18-20, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Holy Week Retreat: The Seven Last Words of Christ

The Holy Week Triduum presents a unique opportunity to spend the climax of the liturgical year in deep prayer. Come celebrate this sacred time with two of Bellarmine’s veteran retreat masters. They will reflect on each of Christ’s  7 last words  - bringing them to life in a way that is sure to open your mind and enflame your  heart. Even if you make a Bellarmine retreat at another time of year, come back and join us to better prepare to welcome Easter!

Groups Attending: Individuals, Meet Me in the Silence, Ron Frost/J Geldermann Memorial, St. Martha (Morton Grove)

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May 5, 2019 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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June 1, 2019 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. David Shields, SJ
Retreat Title: Day of Prayer in Spanish: Dios de la Creación, Dios de Mi Vida, y Discipulado

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

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

May 3-5, 2019
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Couples

Retreat Master: Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ
Retreat Title: Peace Be with You

Each year the pace of life increases and new challenges appear that can make peace seem more a wish than a reality. This retreat will focus on how Jesus sent the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-23) transforming the apostles “behind locked doors for fear of the Jews” into bold risk takers rooted in a deep peace not shaken even by imprisonment, violence or death. In this semi-silent couples retreat we will open our hearts to a peace deeper than our fears, a peace that heals our hurts, and an empowering peace as the Spirit sends us forth to be peacemakers in our anxious world.

Groups Attending: Married Couples

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November 2-4, 2018
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: "Spiritual Principles Would Solve All My Problems"

From pages 42-43 of the ‘Big Book’: “Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems. I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before. My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now. I would not go back to it even if I could.” We’ll look at which spiritual principles (the 12 Steps) underpin our new “way of living” and how those principles can, indeed, “solve all my problems.”   

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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November 9-11, 2018
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff LaBelle, SJ
Retreat Title: Finding God in All Things, Even Sobriety

The 12 Steps and the life, passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus lead us to find God and serenity in sobriety. Come away for a weekend with your Higher Power and encounter a new freedom and happiness! In this retreat, we will explore how our own struggles mirror the way of Jesus as well as the way of Bill W. Together we will comprehend the word serenity and know peace!

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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December 7-9, 2018
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Fr. Tim Meier, SJ
Retreat Title: "Spiritual Principles Would Solve All My Problems"

From pages 42-43 of the ‘Big Book’: “Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems. I have since been brought into a way of living infinitely more satisfying and, I hope, more useful than the life I lived before. My old manner of life was by no means a bad one, but I would not exchange its best moments for the worst I have now. I would not go back to it even if I could.” We’ll look at which spiritual principles (the 12 Steps) underpin our new “way of living” and how those principles can, indeed, “solve all my problems.”

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 1-3, 2019
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Tom Weston, SJ
Retreat Title: Practical, Simple, Flexible: The Power of the 12 Steps

In this weekend retreat, we will look at the experience, strength, and hope of the members of the fellowship to help people get well with the grace of God. There are no shortcuts on the road to recovery, but there are practical suggestions for those who ask for help.

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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March 15-17, 2019
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Master: Sr. Linda Fischer
Retreat Title: Living the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

The late Earnie Larson said that there are two stages of recovery: the first stage is abstinence, which is absolutely essential. The second stage of recovery is when we want more in our lives than just not drinking. This retreat will focus on how we take the 12 Steps and apply them to our daily lives.

Personal effects must be removed from rooms by 9:00 am on Sunday.  The retreat will conclude after lunch which is served at 11:30 am.  

Groups Attending: Individuals

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September 10, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: A Retreat for Caregivers: Finding Balance & Receiving Grace in Our Giving

If you are in a caregiving role or ministry, Bellarmine invites you to come for a relaxing, restful, restorative day planned with you in mind. The day will offer prayer, suggestions on self-care, Mass, optional time for sharing, and time for resting in the Lord. Since you give so much of yourself, this day is designed to minister to you to be a receiver of care, grace, and spiritual nourishment.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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September 24, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Calling All Marthas

Do you find yourself worried and stressed about many things? Have you been wanting to get away for some quiet time, but can't find a weekend or even a day to do so? This is your opportunity to spend a relaxing, reflective, prayerful evening with other on-the-go-women. You are invited to the home of Martha and Mary - where Jesus will be joining you for dinner!

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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October 8, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Rachel Forton
Retreat Title: Befriending the American Women Saints

Come meet some remarkable women saints from our own country: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and others. These were women of courage, strength, perseverance, and a deep, abiding faith. Join us to explore their inspiring stories and reflect on their relevance for our lives today.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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October 16, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Holly Schapker
Retreat Title: Entering the Heart of Mary with St. Ignatius

Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker has devoted many years interpreting Ignatian and Marian spirituality through her paintings. She teams with storyteller and poet Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ in a Day of Prayer that is sure to be a feast for the eyes and rich food for the soul.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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November 5, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Mrs. Mary McKeon and Mrs. Lynn Sprehe
Retreat Title: Transforming Grief: A Process of Healing, Grace & Hope

Grief is a natural process given to help us heal. However, at times, feelings of discouragement, deep sadness, anger, and even hopelessness can overwhelm us. If this is where you find yourself, come spend a day away for rest and renewal. You will learn more about the psychology of grief and hear of practical suggestions - all with the focus of finding God amidst the struggles associated with grief. The day will include presentations, time for private reflection and prayer, optional sharing, Mass, and lunch.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 3, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Three Wise Women of the Nativity Story

The story of Jesus' birth is a familiar one, but how much do you know about the three wise women in the story? Join us for a day of reflection as we pray with Jesus' mother, Mary; Mary's cousin, Elizabeth; and the prophetess, Anna. Each wise woman of the Nativity story reveals something about God and something about our true nature as women.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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December 10, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Hold Christ in the Manger of Your Heart

Advent is not a spectator sport! The season calls us to actively prepare for a deeper enter of the Christ Child into our lives. Mary and Fr. Michael team up once again to guide us through drama, guided prayer, and inspiring preaching to make of our heart a manger this Advent season. 

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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January 11, 2019 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Molly Henry
Retreat Title: Discover Your Strengths to Grow Spiritually and Serve God

We often take our God-given talents for granted - or we may not even be aware of them. By completing a research-based online assessment prior to the retreat, you will discover your greatest talents. Then during our day together, you will participate in a series of powerful learning tasks based on the Living Your Strengths: Catholic Edition CliftonStrengths book designed to help you grow in appreciation of your unique talents, build them into strengths, and intentionally use your strengths every day. 

The registration fee includes the access code for the online assessment, which you will receive prior to the retreat.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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February 4, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What's Next? Discerning Your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

All of us have important decisions to make - decisions that radically alter our lives. Yet without a sound process in place for making these key decisions, we will never feel fully confident that our decision was what God truly desired for us.

Join us for a day of reflection drawing on insights from Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ's best-selling book, What's Your Decision? Fr. Michael will present an "Ignatian toolkit" for discernment and decision-making, leading us in a series of prayer exercises designed to help us listen to God in the deeper parts of our being.  The day will include a workshop, time for quiet reflection, Mass, and lunch.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 6, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. Richard McGurn, SJ
Retreat Title: Ash Wednesday Day of Reflection: Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

At times the journey is hard and we can feel directionless. Our Father sends Jesus to find us, and to open a new road. He is the Way, and the healer of hearts.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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March 21, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Mary, Untier of Knots

We all have challenges, "knots," in our lives that can seem impossible to untie. In this little-known devotion to Mary that is a favorite of Pope Francis, we are reminded to entrust these knots to Mary and to allow her to untie them and bring us to her Son, Jesus.

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 8, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ and Maureen Martin
Retreat Title: "Stay with Me:" Walking into the Passion

As Holy Week approaches, let us walk alongside Jesus into the well-known stories. Together we will explore the invitation and the intimacy of this most holy week. The day will include presentations, using Scripture and music, plus time for reflection and quiet prayer. We will conclude with a Lenten prayer service.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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April 16, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An Evening of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: The Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes

Come join us this Holy Week to walk the way of the cross alongside Mary, the Mother of God, who remained compassionate and faithful to God even at the foot of the cross.

Program Cost: $35.00 (includes Dinner)

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April 30, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Master: Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Grit, Grace, and Transformation

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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May 10, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Masters: Patricia Cooney Hathaway, PhD and Mrs. Mary McKeon
Retreat Title: Seasons of Life, Seasons of Faith

God comes to us in our personal history. Just as there are seasons of life, there are seasons in our human and spiritual journey to God. This day will explore the challenges and opportunities in both the spring and summer (ages 17-40) and the autumn and winter (ages 40-85+) seasons of our lives. Stories from the lives of everyday women make these seasons come alive, as well as the life experience and wisdom of some of the great saints of our tradition. Dr. Cooney Hathaway will be using examples from her book Weaving Faith and Experience: a Woman's Perspective. This is an opportunity for women of all ages and stages in life to come together as women of faith.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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June 1, 2019 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Retreat Master: Fr. David Shields, SJ
Retreat Title: Day of Prayer in Spanish: Dios de la Creación, Dios de Mi Vida, y Discipulado

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

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

October 14, 2018 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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February 24, 2019 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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May 5, 2019 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
A Veteran's Coming Home Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Masters: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ and Team of Veterans
Retreat Title: Veterans' "Coming Home" Retreat

Led by Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ and a team of veterans, all veterans and adult family members are welcome.

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