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Stay With Us: Engage the Joy and Peace of Christ

An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men & Women

Retreat Date: April 22-24, 2022
Groups Attending: Individuals, St Mary of Vernon

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


How do we live into the grace of the Easter season?  We are reminded of the experience of the disciples who fleetingly encountered the risen Jesus, finding hope in times of fear and discovering the extraordinary in the midst of their ordinary lives.  Through Scripture and music, plus time for reflection and prayer, we will engage the joy and peace of the risen Christ.

Retreat Masters

Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ

Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ is a Jesuit priest and well-known composer of liturgical music. He has taught in high school and college, and given hundreds of workshops in liturgy and music. For nearly 20 years, he has offered retreats and spiritual direction at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and, since 2010, at Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa.

Maureen Martin

Maureen M. Martin, MDiv, LCPC, is a counselor and spiritual director. Previously, she worked as a hospice chaplain, pediatrician, and pediatric nurse. After many life transitions, Maureen has woven together her losses and shares her insights of hope, even in crisis, through writing, public speaking and spiritual direction. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.