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HELLO... to Here, to Him, to Hope

September 6-8, 2019
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Title: HELLO... to Here, to Him, to Hope

“There are places you wish to go, places you desperately wish you never left; there are places you imagine you should be and there is the place called here” - Padraig O'Tuama

We can spend a lot of time thinking about somewhere other than “here” but the intersection of here and now is where prayer begins, and from which hope must grow. This retreat invites you to consider here, meet Him, and discover hope.

Groups Attending: Matt Carpenter Group, Individuals

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Retreat Master:

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Carol Ackels

Carol is the Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute. A spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition and Senior Ignatian Fellow of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, she serves as retreat director of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius in various formats. She offers weekend retreats, the Exercises in Everyday Life, and one-to-one directed retreats at Jesuit retreat houses across the United States.  Carol regularly gives programs and days of reflection to parish and Church groups. She helped launch and continues to give workshops to shape persons, Jesuits and lay, who are moving into retreat ministry and Ignatian spiritual companioning. Appointed by the Jesuit Provincial, she served six years on the province Commission on Ministry--the group that discerns long-range planning for apostolic work of the Jesuits and their colleagues. Carol worked with Anthony Borrow, SJ in developing the Toward Greater Freedom retreat for parents at Jesuit College Prep of Dallas, and co-authored with Joe Tetlow, SJ the twelve-week Ignatian retreat, Finding Christ in the World. Carol holds a JD from SMU Dedman School of Law and is currently pursuing a Master of Art in Theology and Leadership at Gonzaga University. She and her husband reside in Dallas and are the parents of five adult children.