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Healing through the Beatitudes: Transforming Hurts into Blessings

March 11-14, 2021
A 4-Day Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Title: Healing through the Beatitudes: Transforming Hurts into Blessings

Both the Spiritual Exercises and the Beatitudes promise that we are to be "happy and blessed" when poor, mourning, insulted, persecuted, and suffering injustice. We will explore what Jesus meant in the Beatitudes, how He lived these and how Jesus empowers us to also "be happy and blessed" wherever we struggle. Where we are not able to live the Beatitudes, we will begin to heal the underlying hurts so "in everything God works for good with those who love Him" (Romans 8:28).

Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary (Des Plaines)

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Retreat Master:


Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ

Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ (as a team with Dennis and Sheila Linn) has focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. He has advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality, and theology. Since 1970 he has taught courses and given retreats on healing in every state and in more than 60 countries. Ordained in l973, he currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains spiritual directors at Sacred Ground and serves on the editorial board of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Fr. Linn, Dennis, and Sheila have written 22 books translated in more than 20 languages, (all in Spanish) and with more than a million copies in English.