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River of Healing Love | A Retreat for the Charismatic Community

A Charismatic, Semi-Silent Weekend Retreat for Adults

July 28 - 30, 2023

Groups Attending: Individuals

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


Come bathe your heart and soul in the healing waters of Jesus’ love. Refresh your spirit as we gather as a charismatic community to pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us, our city, our country, our Church, and our world. 

Featured speakers include Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, and a talented team of other gifted speakers and inspiring musicians to be announced.


You will experience inspiring talks, uplifting music, healing prayer, adoration, confession, holy Mass and more in a restful and relaxing retreat atmosphere. You will have a private room, 6 delicious meals, and nearly 90 acres of woods and flowery meadows to explore.

Featured speakers include: Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, Fr. Sean Grismer, Fr. Keith Romke, and Dr. Mark Nimo.  Music led by Laura Beal and other inspiring musicians.

Co-Sponsored by Chicago Charismatic Renewal Center for Chicago & St. Theresa Prayer Group.

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Retreat Leader

Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ

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.

Listen to a talk by Fr. Michael.