6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
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.
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
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.
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.
6:00 pm Friday - 11:00 am Sunday
Presented by Katie Levis, Diane Garrity and Sally Laux
As we welcome the changes that Spring brings to our lives, come join us in exploring the Spiritual Gifts that God has made available to each of us. This weekend is an invitation to share our triumphs and our struggles. We can open our hearts to cultivate and experience the “Courage to Change”.
Through talks, group discussions, prayer, meditation, healing service and AA fellowship, we leave the weekend with a renewed spirit and commitment to sharing our experience, strength and hope.
Friday 7:00 – 9:00 pm (coffee and conversation at 6:30 pm)
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, includes lunch and Closing Mass at 3:30 pm
Presented by Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Experience the Examen and Prayer of Imagination in new and different ways. Each session will include input from Fr. Michael, a prayer experience, time for journaling, small group sharing and large group session. This program is more in the style of a retreat than a workshop; if you have a journal, please consider bringing it.
If you are new to Ignatian prayer practices, Fr. Michael’s approach will allow you to learn and experience the basics. If you are an experienced practitioner or retreat leader, this program may breathe new life into your practices by opening their form and meaning. Program will also incorporate reflections on leading others in prayer.
The session on Friday night will focus on the Examen Prayer; Saturday session will focus on the Prayer of Imagination. Breath work, body postures, scripture dramatizations, and guided meditations will be utilized to help participants deepen their experience. The program culminates with closing liturgy at 3:30 which will incorporate elements of the program.
Immerse yourself in peace by staying overnight and having additional time for reflection, or select the commuting option or single session as your schedule allows. Resources (books and CDs) will be available for purchase during the program.
Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ, is a retreat director and spiritual director at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House in Barrington, IL. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a Doctor of Ministry from St Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. He is the founder of Charis, a national Jesuit retreat ministry for young adults in their 20s and 30s, and has trained spiritual directors at Loyola University-Chicago. A prolific writer and speaker, Fr. Michael has published books, CDs, and DVDs on prayer, discernment, and the sacraments.
Friday night only: $30
Saturday only: $60
Friday & Saturday commuters, includes lunch: $85
Friday & Saturday, overnight, includes breakfast and lunch: $130
Friday 6:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am
Facilitated by Francis X. Cook
A Recovery Retreat at Jesuit Retreat House is a time to nurture your serenity, experience a re-awakening, and find the strength to work the steps of recovery. There will be daily conferences, time for prayer and reflection, a healing service, and Mass.
Francis X. Cook has been a friend of Bill W for 11 years. He considers his membership in Alcoholics Anonymous to be his greatest asset in fulfilling God's call to him which began at a very early age, and which encompassed his being called to be a Catholic priest, an inner city pastor, a husband and father of four children, an attorney, a prosecutor, a counselor, and an educator. Although still working full time as a prosecutor and probate attorney in his mid seventies, Frank finds his greatest fulfillment in living and sharing the twelve steps of AA and in keeping in close spiritual contact with sponsees and others in the AA Fellowship and with the seminarians and priests who have been an important part of his life for the past 62 years.
5:00 pm Monday - 1:00 pm Friday
Cost: $375; all meals and accomodations included.
Led by Sr. Rosemarie Carfagna, OSU
Join us for reflections on the spiritual and the vowed life with examples from well-known figures such as Cardinal Bernardin, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Catherine Doherty and Henri Nouwen. The retreat will apply the themes of contemplation and life-crises to the lives and experiences of the retreatants.
Sr. Rosemarie Carfagna, OSU has been an Ursuline sister for over 50 years. Previously she taught at Ursuline College. She has a doctorate in Spirituality and is the author of three books. Currently she is a member of the Coordinating Team at the Ursuline motherhouse.
Monday, June 11 – Monday, June 18
Tuesday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 26
Thursday, July 5 –Thursday, July 12
Weekend Retreat: $275
Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17
Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24
Spiritual Directors to be announced
IDRs are a time of sacred silence, an invitation to step away from the stress and demands of daily responsibilities, and an opportunity to deepen your relationship with God through prayer. A spiritual director will accompany you and meet with you daily to offer guidance based on Ignatian spirituality.
Since 1898, the grounds of Jesuit Retreat House have provided spiritual peace for people looking to deepen their relationship with God. Now, perhaps more than ever, the sacred space of JRH is a vital gift to Northeast Ohio.
Carve out time to reconnect with the God of love who draws near. Daily Mass and Reconciliation are available during Individually Directed Retreat. IDR Cost includes room, board and director’s stipend.
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 67-bedroom house provides a home away from home with three chapels, a library, and home-cooked meals.
More than a vacation, IDRs at JRH are life changing events offering an opportunity to step out of day-to-day living and into the heart of the eternal.
June 29 – July 1
Friday 5:30 pm - Sunday 11:00 am
Presented by Bobby Karle and Alan Haras
Ignatian Yoga integrates two deeply rooted traditions that have stood the test of time – the spirituality of St. Ignatius and the practices of yoga and meditation. Ignatian Yoga programs include:
-Background and core principles of Ignatian spirituality and yoga
-Ignatian prayer: The Examen, Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian Discernment, Ignatian Contemplation
-Yoga practices: Breathing Meditation, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga
-Communal prayer, silent reflection, and group sharing
Ignatian Yoga sessions include a presentation on a theme from yoga and Ignatian spirituality, yoga or meditation instruction, silent reflection, and group sharing.
Bobby Karle is in his eighth year of Jesuit formation in the Midwest Province and teaches Religious Studies and yoga at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Indianapolis. He began practicing yoga in 2009 in between serving as a Jesuit Volunteer in Belize and entering the Jesuits. He is a 500-hour yoga teacher and has a Masters in Philosophy from Fordham University.
Alan Haras is the owner of Hamsa Yoga in Lake Orion, Michigan, and the founder of the Cardoner Institute for Contemplative Leadership. He is an 800-hour Dharma Yoga Teacher, Ignatian-trained spiritual director, and board certified coach. He holds a Masters in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy, and lives in Rochester with his wife Rita Patel.
September 21 – 23
Friday 5:30 pm - Sunday 11:00 am
Cost: $560 per couple / double occupancy room or $500 per couple / 2 single occupancy rooms
Presented by Bridget Brennan & Jerome Shen
In this weekend retreat, the retreat presenters, Bridget & Jerry, will invite couples to reflect on their marriage journey. And in that reflection come to understand more clearly how God works in and through our very ordinary married lives. God is Love and we who dwell in Love dwell in God and God in us. That is the story of married couples. We love one another and in loving one another we come to know more deeply God’s transforming love in our lives.
If this is your first married couples retreat…There will be a blend of presentations, time for couples to reflect on their own, time for prayer and an opportunity to simply have some “down time” to relax. A step away from the rushed lives that so many of us live. Please join us.
Bridget and Jerry have been married for 40 years. They are experienced retreat directors and have presented Married Couples Retreats throughout the US. Their passion is sharing the Good News that married couples live very holy lives. Their niche is “wedding the spiritual and the practical.”
Bridget is a member of National Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) and National Association of Lay Ministers (NALM). In 2014, Bridget and Jerry received the “Development of Peoples Award” from the National Christian Life Community for their mission work in Bukoba, Tanzania. They reside in St. Louis, MO and have two adult sons, and two grandchildren.