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Befriending the American Women Saints

October 8, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
A Day of Reflection for Women

Retreat Title: Befriending the American Women Saints

Come meet some remarkable women saints from our own country: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and others. These were women of courage, strength, perseverance, and a deep, abiding faith. Join us to explore their inspiring stories and reflect on their relevance for our lives today.

Program Cost: $50.00 (includes Lunch)

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

Retreat Masters:


Mrs. Mary McKeon

Mary McKeon is a member of Bellarmine's ministry staff, a spiritual director, and coordinator of women's ministry.  Mary is a graduate of Marquette University.  She taught school in Milwaukee's inner city before moving to Washington, DC to work for the United States Senate.  She and her late husband have a daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and three grandsons who are the joy of her life.  Mary received her training as a spiritual/retreat director at the Jesuits' Manresa Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, MI, where she served on the ministry team and became their first Director of Women's Ministry.  In 2014, Mary was the second person to be honored with Manresa's Lifetime Achievement Award.


Lauren Hackman-Brooks

Lauren Hackman-Brooks is a seeker of “God in all things.” She serves as a Chaplain at Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Division and chairs the Mission and Identity Committee of the Bellarmine Board of Directors. Lauren earned a Master of Divinity from Catholic Theological Union and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Dayton. Lauren has focused her ministry and teaching within the context of Jesuit educational institutions and is currently training as a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition. This October, she will travel to Spain on an Ignatian pilgrimage. Lauren is a wife and a parent, a voracious reader, an enthusiastic home cook, and a lover of the outdoors.