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Women's Retreats

Women's Retreats at Bellarmine

What is an Ignatian, Silent weekend retreat?

Silent retreats are a time for prayer and quiet reflection in the beauty of 80-acres of gently rolling meadows and wooded countryside. Based in the Jesuit tradition, the Ignatian, silent retreat offers an opportunity to find a more deeply profound and personal relationship with God. A Retreat Leader prepares thematic talks based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

A quiet atmosphere allows the possibility for you to hear God speaking within you. Come to the sacred silence of Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House and experience God working in your deepest desires to give you hope, healing, and faith to return to your life in a graced way.

A women's only weekend retreat at Bellarmine is a special time to invite silence into your soul and to rest in quiet communion with God. After meeting other retreatants over dinner the first evening, the silence begins as you quietly enter the Sacred Heart Chapel. The Retreat Master will give the first of a series of talks founded on St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises. These thematic talks will guide you as you listen for God’s voice in the stillness of your heart.

A Heart-Centered Approach to the Spiritual Exercises
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

February 2 - 4, 2024

Retreat Leader: Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ

A 5th century bishop named Diadochus wrote that the measure of our love for God depends upon how deeply aware we are of God's love for us. St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises are designed to deepen our awareness of God's love. Our retreat will focus on the relationship between our hearts and God's.

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Ignatius College Prep Parents and Alumni

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Mary's Way of the Cross
An Evening of Reflection for Women

March 26, 2024
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Paula Kowalkowski

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Dinner)

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Beyond the Basics: The Places and Spaces for Prayer
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Women

May 3 - 5, 2024

Retreat Leader: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ

Are you longing to learn to pray in new ways?  If yes, join Fr Michael as he leads us in a variety of Spiritual Exercises. We’ll  be praying with the new and the familiar. Come ready to stretch your body, mind, and heart. Each session Fr. Michael will introduce us to a different prayer form and then lead us in knocking on the door of that place within us, and the space beyond us, where God dwells.  

Groups Attending: Individuals

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Full of Grace: Spiritual Nourishment for Mom's
A Day of Reflection for Women

May 10, 2024
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Retreat Leader: Rachel Forton

Spend a day with other moms tending to your spirit and rediscovering your God-given purpose, while also spending time with Mary the Mother of Jesus as well as Scriptural images of God mothering us. Be encouraged as you consider what your parenting is rooted in and how you can move more deeply into your truest identity, which transcends even your motherhood.

Grandmothers and mothers of adult children are welcome, too!

Program Cost: $70.00 (includes Lunch)

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