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Practical, Simple, Flexible: The Power of the 12 Steps

March 1-3, 2019
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Title: Practical, Simple, Flexible: The Power of the 12 Steps

In this weekend retreat, we will look at the experience, strength, and hope of the members of the fellowship to help people get well with the grace of God. There are no shortcuts on the road to recovery, but there are practical suggestions for those who ask for help.

This retreat concludes after lunch on Sunday.  Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

Groups Attending: Individuals

Please call the office at 847-381-1261 to register for this retreat.

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.)