January 7 - 14
12:00 pm Sunday - 11:00 am Sunday
Spiritual Directors: Sr. Peggy Duffy, OSU and Fr. Matt Roche, SJ
A sacred silence is a gift to the soul. At Jesuit Retreat House, you will experience silence on 57 acres
of woods and meadows, complete with outdoor shrines and stations of the cross. The retreat house provides a home away from home with three chapels, a library, and home-cooked meals. As a companion on your journey, your spiritual director will offer guidance based on Ignatian Spirituality. We invite you to open yourself to the inspiration of a retreat!
Sr. Peggy Duffy, OSU is a member of the Ursuline Congregation in Cleveland, Ohio, an experienced spiritual director and retreat minister. She is a graduate of Creighton University’s Christian Spirituality Program and presently does ongoing spiritual direction at the Ursuline Educational Center and directs retreats at various retreat/ renewal centers. Sister Peggy has served in both the Cleveland and Youngstown Dioceses and brings a rich background in education, theology, pastoral ministry and all facets of parish life.
Fr. Matt Roche, SJ is a full-time spiritual director at the Jesuit Retreat House. A native of Lancaster, Pa., he entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1973 after graduating from Villanova and doing additional graduate work at Colgate University and Fordham University. He was ordained in 1981. After ordination he did fund-raising for Jesuit missionaries abroad and for the care of the sick and infirm elderly Jesuits at home as well as for the education of Jesuit seminarians. He studied theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. and journalism at Syracuse University. He worked as a parish priest at St. Anthony's in Oceanside, N.Y. and at St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan. He spent 9 years at Mt. Manresa Retreat House on Staten Island. He has been doing spiritual direction for 33 years.
IDR cost includes room, board and director’s stipend.