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A Heart-Centered Approach to the Spiritual Exercises

An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men

Retreat Date: January 20-22, 2023
Groups Attending: Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity (Winnetka), St. Patrick (St. Charles) and Knights of Columbus #12497, St. Joseph and Francis Xavier (Wilmette), Knights of Columbus - Elmhurst, Individuals

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A 5th century bishop named Diadochus wrote that the measure of our love for God depends upon how deeply aware we are of God's love for us.  St. Ignatius' "Exercises" are designed to deepen our awareness of God's love.  Our retreat will focus on the relationship between our hearts and God's.


This retreat includes 7 presentations, daily mass, 6 hot meals, the opportunity for one-on-one spiritual direction with a trained spiritual director, and many other opportunities to explore our 80 acres and almost 60k square feet of  interior space.  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, sleep and reflect in the quiet. 

Bellarmine has two libraries, a resource center, two chapels, and many other common areas.  Outdoor spaces include a various walking trails, various prayer gardens, a gazebo, stations of the cross, as well as a few patios and outdoor chairs and benches.   

You can learn more about what to expect by visiting this page.

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Retreat Master

Fr. Jim Kubicki, SJ

Fr. Kubicki entered the Jesuits in 1971 and was ordained in 1983.  He has worked among the Lakota Sioux three different times.  He taught at Red Cloud Indian school for three years and was a spiritual director at the Sioux Spiritual Center for six years.  Since 2017 he has been the director of St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

Listen to a talk by Fr. Kubicki.

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