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Holy Week Retreat: If We Die With Him, We Will Also Live With Him

March 29-31, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Title: Holy Week Retreat: If We Die With Him, We Will Also Live With Him

Retreat silence is a form of dying to self.  In a Holy Week retreat especially we enter with Christ into the very silence of the tomb where we pass from the deep sorrow of Good Friday to the peaceful joy of Easter.

Groups Attending: Individuals, Ron Frost/Geldermann Memorial

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Retreat Master:


Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ

Fr. Peter Fennessy, SJ is a Jesuit priest born in Boston, and a member of the Detroit Province.  He completed most of his studies in the Boston area, but spent three years studying at Oxford University and three years teaching in Kingston, Jamaica.  Fr. Fennessy earned graduate degrees in the Classics, Philosophy and Theology from Boston College and Weston Jesuit School of Theology.  Ordained in 1970, he was active in the Campus Ministry Team at John Carroll University for 26 years, serving also as Team Director and Rector of the Jesuit Community.  Since studying Theology and Art and Buddhist Aesthetics during a 2000-2001 sabbatical at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, he has used the fine arts to illustrate his preached retreats. In coordination with the Detroit Institute of Art's recent exhibition, Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, Fr. Fennessy offered illustrated retreats on the same theme.  After a sabbatical at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, he joined the staff of Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he gives both preached and individually directed retreats.  He appreciates the confluence of art and spirituality and utilizes art in his retreat presentations wherever possible.