A Day of Reflection for Adults
February 22, 2023
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Program Cost: $65.00 (includes Lunch)
This retreat is currently at capacity or registration is closed. Please call the office at 847.381.1261 with questions.
Jump start your Lent this year with a profound encounter with the Passion and Resurrection narratives as told in John’s gospel. Fr Michael will dramatize the scripture and reflect on its meaning in our lives today. Terri will touch our souls with Christian hymns new and old. This is a day you won’t want to miss as these two veteran performers use their gifts to help us open our hearts and minds to the depth of Jesus’ love for us.
Check-in starts at 8:30 am with a continental breakfast including coffee, tea, juice and fresh fruit and pastries. The day will include a few talks, Mass, a delicious, freshly made lunch with salad, soup, an entrée and dessert.
All activities are optional, but we do ask everyone to respect the quiet of the retreat house for everyone to have the opportunity to read, rest, and reflect in the quiet.
You will have time to explore our 80 acres and almost 60k square feet of interior space. Bellarmine has two libraries, a resource center, two chapels, and many other common areas. Outdoor spaces include various walking trails, several prayer gardens, a gazebo, stations of the cross, as well as a few patios and outdoor chairs and benches.
Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ is a retreat director and spiritual director at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a Doctor of Ministry from St Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. He is the founder of Charis, a national Jesuit retreat ministry for young adults in their 20s and 30s, and has trained spiritual directors at Loyola University-Chicago.
A prolific writer and speaker, Fr. Michael has published books, CDs, and DVDs on prayer, discernment, and the sacraments with Franciscan Media, Paulist Press, Liturgical Training Publications, Loyola Press, and Heart to Heart. He is seen regularly on Shalom World Catholic Television and is heard regularly on Sacred Heart radio in Cincinnati and WSFI Catholic Radio in greater Chicagoland.
His latest co-authored book is What’s Your Decision? An Ignatian Approach to Decision Making and is published by Loyola Press.
Fr. Michael’s weekly video homilies can be seen online at www.HtoH.US.
Terri Davis Hayden is a classically trained and a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists. She began her career singing with Cincinnati Opera and Washington Opera at Kennedy Center. Her career quickly expanded into performing musical theater, jazz, pop, liturgical and spiritual repertoire. She and Fr Michael have been friends and collaborators for over 30 years.