November 30-December 2, 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! This transformation begins at baptism and continues only as we give ourselves to prayer, works of charity, 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 traces this journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Groups Attending: Individuals, Don Goodwillie (St Basil), St. Francis De Sales (Lake Zurich)
Fr. Jim Kubicki was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1971 and was ordained in 1983. From 1984-88 he served as the Vocation Director and from 1995-99 as the Director of Formation for the Jesuits of the Wisconsin Province.From 1989-95 he worked at the Sioux Spiritual Center, a retreat house for Native Americans in western South Dakota. During that time he was also the Assistant Director of the Diocese of Rapid City’s deacon and lay ministry formation program. He has given preached retreats around the country since 1986 and was on the staff of Demontreville, the Jesuit retreat house in Lake Elmo, MN from 2000-03. In 2003 he became the national director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), a position he held for fourteen years. In 2017 he moved to the Rosebud Reservation in western South Dakota, where he currently serves as the director of St. Francis Mission, which was founded in 1886.
Fr. Kubicki appears regularly on Catholic radio shows around the country. His book A Heart on Fire: Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was selected by the Catholic Book Publishers Association as among the three best spirituality books in 2012. His latest book is A Year of Daily Offerings.