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Be Merciful as Your Father is Merciful

February 19-21, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: Be Merciful as Your Father is Merciful

According to St. Faustina, God's greatest attribute is mercy, and Pope Francis wrote that "the name of God is Mercy." As we come to know the mercy of God, we are called to extend that mercy into the whole world. How do we do that? How can we forgive those who have hurt or continue to hurt us? What does it mean to be merciful as God is merciful?

Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale), Naperville - MM/PP/R/TH, Divine Savior Men (Norridge), Mary Seat of Wisdom (Park Ridge)

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Retreat Master:

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Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ

Fr. Jim Kubicki was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1971 and was ordained in 1983. From 1984-88 he served as the Vocation Director and from 1995-99 as the Director of Formation for the Jesuits of the upper Midwest. From 1989-95 he worked at the Sioux Spiritual Center, a retreat house for Native Americans in western South Dakota. During that time he was also the Assistant Director of the Diocese of Rapid City’s deacon and lay ministry formation program. He has given retreats around the country since 1986 and was on the staff of Demontreville, the Jesuit retreat house in Lake Elmo, MN from 2000-03. In 2003 he became the national director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), a position he held for fourteen years. In 2017 he moved to the Rosebud Reservation in western South Dakota where he currently serves as the director of St. Francis Mission which was founded in 1886. Fr. Kubicki appears regularly on Catholic radio shows around the country. His book “A Heart on Fire: Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus,” was selected by the Catholic Book Publishers Association as among the three best spirituality books in 2012. His latest book is “A Year of Daily Offerings.”