Marriages of Grace: Sunday Afternoon Retreat for Married Couples

Marriages of Grace: Sunday Afternoon Retreat For Married Couples


Enjoy time away with your spouse on the beautiful 57 acre campus of Jesuit Retreat House for an afternoon mini retreat lead by Marriages of Grace. In the course of this afternoon retreat you will gather with other married couples for an excellent opportunity to enrich and strengthen your relationship. The theme for this retreat is Keeping Marriage Strong Through Adversity.Topics will include "How to Live in Heaven...Now" and "From Me to You...Our journey from a Me centered marriage to a Christ centered marriage". Cost is $40/couple. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note: Mass is not a part of this mini-retreat experience.

Below is a description of the talks and the bios for the presenters:

Trapper Jack (a.k.a. Philip Keller)

"How to Live in Heaven...Now"

Trapper helped Cleveland, Ohio, radio listeners wake up with a smile for 25 years. He did so with a unique blend of wit, civic pride, and spirituality, making him one of a kind on the radio. Trapper has been inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and was named radio personality of the year by a major trade publication.
In 2013, Trapper transferred his talents to his true passion, his faith. Switching to his real name of Philip Keller, he launched a website and audio podcast entitled Blind Faith Live. Philip, who is legally blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa, received the inspiration for the program name while sitting in church. It was verified on the very first day of recording when Trapper and his wife, Elizabeth, were sitting in the same church. The opening song began … We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight … God's great sense of humor!
Blind Faith Live – Real People, Real Miracles has blossomed into uplifting inspirational lessons learned from the modern-day miracles that Jesus is still performing. The weekly episodes can be heard at

Toni and Tony Esposito

"From Me to You....Our journey from a Me centered marriage to a Christ centered Marriage"

Tony and Toni Esposito have been married for almost 18 years and they have experienced an interesting conversion and evolution throughout their married life. Tony is a Regional Sales Director leading a team in the healthcare industry. He is involved in local charity work and coaches basketball in his free time. Toni “officially” stays home to raise their five beautiful children but spends a great deal of time on her passion of bringing the message of Christ to others in many different forms. She is a Choose Life instructor where she teaches grade school children the importance of respecting life from conception to natural death. She helps create and run God's Greatest Gift is You, a Catholic girls camp for grades 3-8, teaching the virtues of modesty and the importance of living a God Centered life. She also attended the Theology of the Body Institute in PA where she was trained by Christopher West on Saint Pope John Paul II’s TOB teachings. Her passion is educating herself on the teachings of the Catholic Faith and sharing it with others, especially children and teens. “From me to you” really applies to Tony and Toni as their marriage, for a myriad of reasons that they will share, evolved over the years. Their story is one that is typically very relatable as they started out in their marriage with priorities that included more worldly and self-centered desires but as they began to educate themselves on the Catholic faith, their lives and priorities changed. As a result, they realized that the most important thing they could do is help each other get to heaven and God became the center of their relationship and their marriage was strengthened.

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