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Merciful Heavens, God of Justice

An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Date: October 5-7, 2018
Groups Attending: Individuals, St. Anne (Barrington), Sacred Heart (Winnetka), Holy Family (Inverness), Joe Bussone Group, Newspaper Group

This retreat is currently at capacity or registration is closed. Please call the office at 847.381.1261 with questions.


In this retreat we will contemplate two interrelated themes. First, the glory of God’s Creation: exploring and giving thanks and praise for the beauty and majesty of God’s creation, on the earth and in the heavens.  Second, God’s justice and mercy: facing the challenge and consolation of God’s justice, in light of Pope Francis’ frequent emphasis on God’s mercy.

Retreat Master

Fr. Paul Mueller, SJ

Fr. Mueller is from Cincinnati, one of 5 children. After attending St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and earning a BA in Physics at Boston University, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1982. In the course of his Jesuit training he earned MA degrees in Philosophy, Divinity and Theology. After being ordained a priest in 1993, he earned an MS in Physics and a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Chicago. Fr. Mueller served as professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago 2004 - 2009; he also served as Academic Dean for two seminary programs based at Loyola University, the Jesuit First Studies Program and St. Joseph College Seminary. Since 2010 Fr. Mueller has been assigned to the Vatican Observatory, which has its headquarters at Castel Gandolfo in Italy. In addition to being a member of the Observatory research staff, he is the Observatory’s vice director and also religious superior of its attached Jesuit community. He divides his time between the Observatory headquarters and its dependent research facility at Tucson AZ.