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Rise: Believing and Living a Life of Faith, Joy, and Hope

October 5-7, 2021
An Ignatian, Silent Midweek Retreat for Women

Retreat Title: Rise: Believing and Living a Life of Faith, Joy, and Hope

In our lives of faith we rightly address those places that need pruning and correction. We hear a lot about self abnegation. We know there are aspects of selfishness and sin that must die. This retreat however, rooted in the Spiritual Exercises, will focus on the next question - What of my life must rise?

Groups Attending: Individuals, Letty and Friends

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Retreat Master:


Carol Ackels

Carol is the Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute. A spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition and Senior Ignatian Fellow of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, she serves as retreat director of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius in various formats. She offers weekend retreats, the Exercises in Everyday Life, and one-to-one directed retreats at Jesuit retreat houses across the United States.  Carol regularly gives programs and days of reflection to parish and Church groups. She helped launch and continues to give workshops to shape persons, Jesuits and lay, who are moving into retreat ministry and Ignatian spiritual companioning. Appointed by the Jesuit Provincial, she served six years on the province Commission on Ministry--the group that discerns long-range planning for apostolic work of the Jesuits and their colleagues. Carol worked with Anthony Borrow, SJ in developing the Toward Greater Freedom retreat for parents at Jesuit College Prep of Dallas, and co-authored with Joe Tetlow, SJ the twelve-week Ignatian retreat, Finding Christ in the World. Carol holds a JD from SMU Dedman School of Law and is currently pursuing a Master of Art in Theology and Leadership at Gonzaga University. She and her husband reside in Dallas and are the parents of five adult children.