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Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ

Ministry Team

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

Upcoming Retreats

  1. A Retreat with Pope Francis: The Gospel of Joy, Mercy, Love & Care for the Earth
  2. Holy Week Retreat: Were You There? Companioning Jesus - Then and Now
  3. Kindling the Flame of Love
  4. Veterans' Coming Home Retreat
  5. Coming Home Mini-Retreat
  6. Veterans' Coming Home Retreat
  7. Veteran's Coming Home Retreat
  8. Discerning Your Decisions - Day of Reflection for Men and Women
  9. Veterans' Coming Home Retreat
  10. Follow His Lead: A Day of Prayer for Board Members of Jesuit Institutions
  11. Life Lessons: An Advent Day of Prayer with Our Lady of Guadalupe
  12. Veterans' Coming Home Mini-Retreat
  13. What’s Next? Discerning your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition
  14. What’s Next? Discerning your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition