April 27-29, 2018
An Ignatian, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Couples
Love thrives when it's cultivated. Spend some time tending to your love relationship. Every marriage goes through stages of love--romance, disillusionment, misery, reconciliation and generativity. Each has it own challenges and rewards. It is never too early or too late to nourish your marriage. This uplifting weekend will be mixed with focus talks, prayer, dialogue, couple's enrichment, and practical tools to keep your marriage growing. There will also be plenty of time for reflection and enjoying the beautiful Bellarmine grounds. Join the Sparoughs for this special marriage retreat weekend.
Groups Attending: Couples
The Sparoughs specialize in creative, fun, and enriching programs. They have been married for 32 years, and they met on retreat at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford! A professional storyteller and juggler, Tom has a MA in psychology. A veteran teacher and fiber artist, Geralyn has a MA in counseling. Together they founded Creative Retreat, LLC, an organization helping people and organizations to recognize and utilize their strengths. The Sparoughs have raised two children and are very proud grandparents.They are a trained leader-couple for Better Marriages. They have been keynote presenters for Marriage Encounter and Retrouvaille national and international conferences.
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.