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Simple, Practical, Useful: A Good Way to Live

December 11-13, 2020
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: Simple, Practical, Useful: A Good Way to Live

The 12 Steps of recovery enable us to let go of a lot of self-harming activities and behaviors and focus our daily lives in better ways. We wake up, we clean up, we ask for help. Life becomes richer and kinder. Welcome for a weekend of grace and serenity.

Groups Attending: Individuals

This retreat is currently at capacity or registration is closed. Please call the office at 847.381.1261 with questions.

Retreat Master:


Fr. Tom Weston, SJ

Fr. Tom Weston, SJ, entered the California Province of the Jesuit Order in 1965 and was ordained a priest in 1978.  Currently based in Oakland, CA, he has devoted most of his priestly life to counseling and retreat work with alcoholics and other addicts.  In addition to his Twelve Step work, he was part of a team that taught English to ministry students in Thailand and Vietnam each summer.  “Wherever he is, Fr. Weston sees the power of God working in people’s lives, but perhaps most acutely in his recovery work:  ‘People get well.  People come back to life.  Families come back together,” he says.  ‘It’s the Resurrection—and you see it all the time.’ ” (Tyson, Gail.  “Helping Others Find Sobriety.”  Mission 2008 Summer:  pg. 7.  Print.)