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Growing Up and Growing Old with the 12 Steps

October 27-29, 2017
An Ignatian, Recovery Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: Growing Up and Growing Old with the 12 Steps

Steps 4-9 offer us a way to grow up, and 12-Step Programs have a lot to say about maturity. This turns out to be excellent preparation for growing older and bringing that maturity to full fruition in our spiritual lives. 12 Step groups, unlike American culture, honor the wisdom of the elders in our midst. This retreat delves into the wisdom of Steps 4-9 as we seek full spiritual maturity.

Groups Attending: Individuals

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

Retreat Master:


Fr. Jim Harbaugh, SJ

Fr. Jim Harbaugh is from St. Louis, Missouri; he has been a Jesuit for 53 years and a priest for 40 years. He has taught high school and college (English and, later, Addictions Counseling). For more than 25 years he has been giving retreats, mostly to 12 Step recovering groups. He has lived and worked in the Archdiocese of Seattle for 27 years. He has been on the parish staffs of St. Therese-Seattle, St. Leo-Tacoma, and St. Patrick-Tacoma. He is the author of books on 12 Step implications of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola and of the Sunday Lectionary readings. He lives in the Jesuit community at Bellarmine High School, Tacoma.