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Men's Retreats

The Spiritual Exercises through Art
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

September 6 - 8, 2024

Retreat Leader: Fr. Mark Scalese, SJ

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius speak to the yearnings of the human heart for meaning and intimacy with God. This retreat explores the major themes and movements of the Exercises by reflecting on and praying about how the visual arts can move our imaginations and inspire spiritual experiences and insights. No artistic talent required.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Matt Carpenter, Holy Spirit Catholic Church - Naperville

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Praying the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises with the Psalms
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

October 18 - 20, 2024

Retreat Leader: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

Fr. Pacwa, SJ continues to update this popular retreat! For those new to this retreat, it will be an inspirational deep dive into the Psalms. For those who have made this retreat previously, you will discover new depths as Fr. Mitch's exegesis of the Psalms illuminates the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises, The Passion of Our Lord.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Mazzuchelli’s Men, St. John Neumann - St Charles

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The Saints of Advent
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

December 6 - 8, 2024

Retreat Leader: Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ

As we begin this solemn season of preparation for the coming of Emmanuel, we join with the desires of Advent holy figures: Zechariah, Elizabeth, the Magi, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. These Spiritual Exercises, under the inspiration of Ignatius Loyola, will prepare our souls for the advent of Jesus into our daily lives.

Groups Attending: Kenosha - Racine

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A Heart-Centered Approach to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

January 3 - 5, 2025

Retreat Leader: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ

This weekend retreat is reserved for members of the Four Shepherds Group until July 31, 2024.  Spots remaining will be available to other groups after this date.

The measure of our love for God depends upon how deeply aware we are of God's love for us. St. Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises are designed to deepen our awareness of God's love. This retreat will focus on the relationship between our hearts and God's.

Groups Attending: Four Shepherds

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A Retreat with St. Peter: Growing from Saint to Sinner
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

January 10 - 12, 2025

Retreat Leader: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ

Experience the Spiritual Exercises by taking a deep dive into the life of Simon, named Peter, the rock, by Jesus. Just as he has two names, so he has two distinct sides to his personality. He is gentle, but bold; foolish, yet wise, and human. Together we'll pray about what it means to belong to a Church that is larger than the sum of its members.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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Our Father who art in Heaven ...
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

January 17 - 19, 2025

Retreat Leader: Fr. Jim Flaherty, SJ

This retreat focuses on the Spiritual Exercises through the lens of the Lord's Prayer. We will explore how these two ways of encountering Christ enrich and expand upon one another.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Charles K of C #12497, Our Lady of the Grove KC/St Mary's HNS (Buffalo Grove)

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Unexpected Turns: The Conversions of St. Ignatius Loyola
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

January 24 - 26, 2025

Retreat Leader: Fr. Michael J. Graham, SJ

This weekend retreat is reserved for members of the Roche/Zera Group until July 31, 2024.  Spots remaining will be available to other groups after this date.

We will explore the life of St. Ignatius Loyola ... where life as he expected it took different turns. These turns all required him to adapt to where God seemed to be leading him just as the twists and turns in our own lives force us to reflect on and adapt to where God is calling us.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Roche/Zera, Sts Faith, Hope & Charity - Winnetka

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Praying the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises with the Psalms
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

March 7 - 9, 2025

Retreat Leader: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

Fr. Pacwa, SJ continues to update this popular retreat! For those new to this retreat, it will be an inspirational deep dive into the Psalms. For those who have made this retreat previously, you will discover new depths as Fr. Mitch's exegesis of the Psalms illuminates the Third Week of the Spiritual Exercises, The Passion of Our Lord.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. John the Apostle - Villa Park, St. James the Apostle - Glen Ellyn

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Greater Things Than These You Shall Do
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

March 28 - 30, 2025

Retreat Leader: Fr. Keith Muccino, SJ

This retreat will help retreatants harness the grace of Christ's resurrection and energy of the Spirit that is waiting to work through us and empower us to do greater things ... what St. Ignatius called the MAGIS.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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Knowing Christ
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

April 11 - 13, 2025

Retreat Leader: Fr. Christopher Manahan, SJ

If I desire to follow Jesus Christ in my life I have to come to know him. In this retreat we will follow in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola in seeking to be a companion of Jesus.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Holy Child of Jesus - Chicago (fkd-St. Margaret Mary)

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