February 7-9, 2020
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men
Using storytelling, poetry, music, guided imagery, journaling, and breath and body prayer, these two Fr. Michaels will guide us through the prayer Jesus taught us. Drawing on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, this retreat will forever change the way you encounter the Lord’s Prayer.
Groups Attending: Individuals; Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Raphael, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Margaret Mary (Naperville); Ken Murphy Group, Catholic Community of Northbrook (Men), St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale); Northern Ohio Jesuit High Schools (Walsh Jesuit, Cleveland Jesuit,and St. John-Toledo)
Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ is a retreat director and spiritual director at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a Doctor of Ministry from St Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. He is the founder of Charis, a national Jesuit retreat ministry for young adults in their 20s and 30s, and has trained spiritual directors at Loyola University-Chicago.
A prolific writer and speaker, Fr. Michael has published books, CDs, and DVDs on prayer, discernment, and the sacraments with Franciscan Media, Paulist Press, Liturgical Training Publications, Loyola Press, and Heart to Heart. He is seen regularly on Shalom World Catholic Television and is heard regularly on Sacred Heart radio in Cincinnati and WSFI Catholic Radio in greater Chicagoland.
His latest co-authored book is What’s Your Decision? An Ignatian Approach to Decision Making and is published by Loyola Press.
Fr. Michael’s weekly video homilies can be seen online at www.HtoH.US.
Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ is a vocation promoter for the Jesuits. He works with young adults in discernment across the Midwest. Fr. Rossmann joined the Jesuits in 2007, just after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. He taught in Tanzania for two years and has graduate degrees from Loyola University Chicago and Boston College. He has been active in the use of new media, starting the "One-Minute Homily" and previously serving as the editor-in-chief of The Jesuit Post.
A native of Chicago’s south side, Fr. Andrews is a graduate of Marist High School and DePaul University. After working in the business world for seven years, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1981 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1992. He taught Religious Studies at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL and was a prison chaplain in San Francisco, CA. He served for five years as the Novice Director for his province, guiding new Jesuit recruits in their first two years of formation. Following several years on the ministry staff at Bellarmine, Fr. Andrews went to Loyola University Chicago, where he supports Spiritual Ministries on campus.