Tuesday, March 7
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Presented by Elaine Pearl
Whose life are you impacting? Jesus said “I am the light of the world” and the impact of your life has the power to draw others to the light of Christ. God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. In this retreat we will explore many of the wonderful ways God reaches out to us in our everyday lives, connecting with us and inspiring us to share the light of Christ with others. Come and discover how your ‘yes’ to God has the power to change you, change others…change everything!
Elaine Pearl is a certified Spiritual Director and retreat leader. She received her certification from the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University.
Mondays – March 13, 20 and 27
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $55 (all 3 nights)
Presented by Fr. Michael Denk
Whether you are a beginner in prayer wanting to grow, or well developed, the prayer exercises in this retreat will help you to experience God in a profound way. You will be guided through different types of prayer and will come to love spending time with God, and look forward to the wonder that awaits you every time you enter into this quality time with God.
You will experience not only a “head knowledge” but a felt “heart knowledge” of God that can lead to a transformation in your relationship with God and in your relationships and service to others.
Fr. Michael Denk is a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland, connects prayer, the mystics and technology. His genuine, humorous, inspiring way will touch your heart and change your life.
March 31 - April 2
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Presented by Fr. Bob Sanson
Fr. Bob Sanson will reflect on stories of painful journeys from suffering (from our sins and others) to conforming ourselves to Jesus’ redeeming love and service. Pope Francis is transformed from the “Dirty War” in Argentina to the Joy of the Gospel. A journey to Vietnam, and work with veterans with PTSD illustrates trauma to reconciliation. The Martyrs of El Salvador transform our understanding of refugees and who is “my family.”
Accommodations, all meals, and Mass included.
Fr. Bob Sanson is a diocesan priest for 50 years in 2017, and served as parish priest, Tribunal Judge, and Professor at St. Mary Seminary and Catholic University of America. He served on the Board of the COAR Children’s Village in El Salvador since 2002.
Thursday, April 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Presented by Bill Head
Some of us are approaching or in the age of retirement. How prepared am I? Spend an evening reflecting on your current situation and the life experiences you have had. Begin to discern how you can choose to share these experiences and your hopes for the future with your spouse, close friends, family and community. The choices abound to enrich what really can become your golden years.
Bill Head is a retired partner of a chemical distribution company. He has served on the JRH Board and taught theology at John Carroll University. Currently he can be found sharing life with his wife Judy, or helping coach the St. Ignatius crew team.
Enjoy an evening of delicious food and good company for a great cause! We feed the body to enliven the soul. Reserve your seat today and enjoy the catering talents of Chefs For Hire under an elegant banquet tent. You may even choose to wander our sacred paths.
You are cordially invited to:
Hearts on Fire
Annual Fundraiser at the Jesuit Retreat House
Karl & Carol Ertle
Peggy & Tom Finucane
The theme this year, as we prepare to open our building expansion, is: “Come and See the Goodness of the Lord”
Ignatian Spirituality Award Honorees
Bill Head, former Board Chair
Barbara Leggott, Associate Director at JRH
Fr. Tom Schubeck SJ, Professor Emeritus at John Carroll University
The Jesuit Retreat House Board of Directors and Director, Rick Krivanka, look forward to welcoming you to our annual fundraising event, Hearts on Fire, on May 12, 2017 at Jesuit Retreat House.
Dinner Reception begins at 5:45 p.m.
Dress is Business Attire. Valet Parking is included.