February 9-11, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men
The fullness of the Christian life is not in keeping rules but in being gradually made into a beloved child of the Father, another Christ, another Mary! This transformation begins at baptism and continues only as we give ourselves to prayer, works of charity, and an openness to self-knowledge and a vulnerability in allowing ourselves to be loved. This retreat begins with our being made in God's own "image and likeness" and then traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Groups Attending: Individuals, Naperville MM/PP/R/TH, KC-St Catherine (Dundee), Mary Seat of Wisdom, St. Isaac Jogues (Hinsdale), Walsh Jesuit HS Alumni, Northern Ohio Jesuit HS Alumni, St. James the Apostle (Glen Ellyn), St. Clement's Spiritual Exercisers, Sacred Heart (Winnetka)
Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Historical Theology as well as the Director of the new Catholic Studies Centre at Saint Louis University; he is also the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He holds the pontifical license in Early Church History from the University of Innsbruck in Austria, as well as a doctorate in Patristics from the University of Oxford. He has published numerous books and articles on the early Church, most recently is his 101 Surprising Facts About Church History (St. Benedict’s Press). Fr. Meconi is a Fellow of the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University; he serves on the boards of the St. Benedict Forum at Hope College in Holland, MI, as well as on the ecclesiastical board of Boston College.