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Gratitude, Rest & Renewal for Educators

A Day of Reflection for Men & Women

Program Date: February 21, 2022 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Program Cost: $60.00 (includes Lunch)

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


Veteran classroom teacher Dr. Amy Cattapan shares the tricks and tips she's learned for making it through those class sessions when it seems like June will never come.  Fr. Michael Sparough SJ will also lead educators through guided meditation and Ignatian prayer exercises.  Optional activities include the time to pray, rest and enjoy the serenity of the house and grounds. Registration for the in-person program includes a complimentary Bellarmine journal and pen.

Virtual Program Cost: $30

Retreat Master

Dr. Amy Cattapan

Amy J. Cattapan, DM, Ed.D., is an award-winning author, speaker, and teacher. Her book Sweet Jesus, Is It June Yet: 10 Ways the Gospels Can Help You Combat Teacher Burnout and Rediscover Your Passion for Teaching releases August 1, 2021, from Ave Maria Press. Her YA novel Angelhood and her middle grade book Seven Riddles to Nowhere have won multiple awards. She's also been published in children’s magazines and three Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is a regular contributor to the Homeschooling Saints Podcast as well as the host of Cath-Lit Live! Follow her at