Lent

 

Lenten Luncheon: Savoring and Silence in Prayer

Price: $30.00

Date: February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $30

Presented by Rita Carfagna

How can Lent become a time to open ourselves more deeply to God’s embrace? Knowing that God offers us God’s love continually, how we can we better open our hearts to receive this extraordinary gift from God? Two prayer practices: the Ignatian Examen (savoring) and contemplative prayer (silence) invite us to explore and experience God’s love.

Rita Carfagna is a retreat leader and small group facilitator at JRH and the SPA program at St. Ignatius High School, a certified spiritual director, and a member of St. Dominic parish.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Lenten Luncheon: Virtue and Grace - Another Approach to Lent

Price: $30.00

Date: March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: $30

Presented by Fr. Dan Reim, SJ

Focusing on "good habits" and the "free gift of God" we will explore and expand our vision of Lent as a season that can be both challenging and uplifting.

Fr. Dan Reim, SJ is in his first year as campus chaplain at Saint Ignatius High School. Previously he has served as associate pastor of an Hispanic parish in Chicago and campus minister at the University of Michigan and John Carroll University.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Women’s Lenten Retreat: Journey to God’s Dwelling Place

Price: $170.00

Date: March 9, 2018

March 9-11
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Cost: $170

Presented by DonnaMarie Flanagan-Kaminsky, o.f.s.

Is Lent simply a check list of penitential practices or a spiritual journey? If a journey, when one starts on the trek, she must know where she is going. Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, the Desert Mothers and some contemporary Holy Women, who have traveled this path many times, are our guides for this unique pilgrimage. A surprise awaits you at our destination. Come!

Accommodations, all meals, and Mass included.

DonnaMarie Flanagan-Kaminsky, o.f.s. is an energetic Secular Franciscan, certified Ecclesial Minister, experienced and professionally prepared Spiritual Director & Retreat Guide who offers on-going spiritual direction and retreats in Franciscan Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Her ministries have included hospital chaplaincy, prison ministry, and university teaching in theology and spirituality. As a certified Grief/Bereavement Specialist she has accompanied veterans who have a terminal illness and their families. DonnaMarie delights in being a daughter of our God of Love and emphasizes a joy-filled, wholistic approach to our spiritual life.

Available Spaces: 52

Men's Lenten Retreat: The Meaning of Passion in Our Lives

Price: $170.00

Date: March 23, 2018

March 23-25
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Cost: $170

Presented by Fr. Matt Roche, SJ and Rick Krivanka

As we prepare to reflect upon the Passion of Jesus in Holy Week, we will take a deeper look at the meaning of passion in our individual lives. While many helpful voices in our culture speak about the importance of discovering and living our passion, this word conveys a much deeper meaning. The root of the word "passion" is found in the Latin word "passio" which means "to suffer.” We will explore the deeper connection between love and suffering in the spirit of Holy Week, and the place of passion in a life that is truly worth living.

Accommodations, all meals, and Mass included.

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.

Rick Krivanka serves as Executive Director of Jesuit Retreat House. Rick has an extensive background in leadership and organizational development. He previously served as director of the Pastoral Planning Office for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland for over 32 years and provided services related to planning, leadership, organizational development and spiritual formation. Rick received certification as a Spiritual Director as a graduate of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University.

Available Spaces: 65

Holy Week Individually Directed Retreat (IDR)

Price: $400.00

Date: March 25, 2018

March 25 - 30
Sunday 3:00 pm - Friday 3:00 pm
Cost: $400; includes accommodations, all meals, director’s stipend.

Spiritual Director: Fr. Matt Roche, SJ

JRH will be offering Individually Directed Retreats during Holy Week. Come for a five day silent retreat with spiritual direction, following the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.Carve out time to reconnect with the God of love who draws near. Daily Mass and Reconciliation are available during Individually Directed Retreats (IDRs).

Contemporary men and women make silent retreats for various reasons. Some are searching for a new way of knowing God that is personal and real. Others use this time to rest in the creative heart of God –to imagine new possibilities, or to sit with gratitude for God’s magnificent work. Still others have reached a time of crossroads or hurdles and come to JRH to find new strength.

Whatever your reason for making a retreat, sacred silence is a gift to the soul. Here, you will experience silence on 57 acres of woods and meadows, complete with outdoor shrines and stations of the cross to aid reflection. The 65-bedroom house provides a home away from home with three chapels, a library, and home-cooked meals.

This could be just the break you need in Lent to prepare yourself to enter the Paschal Triduum and welcome the joy of Easter!

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.

Available Spaces: 63

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