With Fr. Matt Roche, SJ & Sr. Mary Ann Spangler, HM
Individually Directed Retreats (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. IDR cost includes room, board and director's stipend. Daily Mass and Reconciliation available.
Fr. Matt is a Jesuit priest & spiritual director on the staff at JRC. Sr. Mary Ann is a Sister of the Humility of Mary, a retreat leader, spiritual director and is on staff for the Spiritual Directors' Formation Program at Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center in PA.
This is the 19th annual retreat at JRC for LGBT Christians, their families and friends. Luke 24: 13-35 tells us that two of Jesus' disciples met Him on the road to the village of Emmaus. The encounter renewed their hopes and sense of mission. Gay and lesbian Catholics continue to meet Jesus as they journey to the Kingdom. The Emmaus retreat is a time to encounter Christ and to share the journey together. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday by Fr. Doug Koesel.
Rev. Walters currently serves as the Chaplain at the Cuyahoga County Jail and presently is in residence at St. Malachi Parish in Cleveland, Ohio. He was Parochial Vicar over the years at St. Felicitas, St. Clarence, St. John Neumann in Cleveland, St. Sebastian in Akron, and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Wooster.
Presented by Kathy Fischer, Therese Martin-Bendahan and Sharon Seliskar
A Recovery Retreat at Jesuit Retreat Center is a time to nurture your serenity and find the strength to work the steps of recovery The weekend includes presentations, Mass, healing service, and 5 home-cooked meals. Limited scholarship assistance available.
Do you find that the deep meaning and peace of Advent gets overshadowed by frantic shopping, missing loved ones no longer with us, and sending cards reminding us of strained relationships? This retreat offers an opportunity to prepare our hearts by reflecting on the joyful mysteries: The Annunciation - finding the love that is deeper than our fears. The Visitation - uncovering and healing our longing for life-giving relationships that affirm us. The Nativity - creating a new home within. The Presentation - empowering us to transcend our guilt so we can give ourselves whole-heartedly to Jesus. The Finding in the Temple - exploring our unique call to serve.
The program will conclude with a healing Mass.
Fr. Matt Linn, SJ is a prolific author, retreat leader and spiritual director based in Minnesota. In conjunction with Dennis and Sheila Linn, he has authored more than 20 books and focuses his ministry on integrating physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
December 21 - December 23 Friday 6:00 pm - Sunday 11:00 am Cost: $160 (some scholarship assistance available)
A Recovery Retreat at the Jesuit Retreat Center 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, Mass, and 5 home-cooked meals.
December 31 – January 1
Monday 6:00 pm (dinner) – Tuesday 11:00 am
Presented by Sr. Rosemarie Carfagna, OSU
Join us at JRC for a peaceful and prayerful celebration of the New Year. We will explore transitions and transformations through Scriptural reflections on personal turning points during the past year and in the year to come. Time for presentation, silent prayer and group sharing.
Rosemarie Carfagna, OSU is an Ursuline sister with experience in college teaching, spiritual direction and retreat work. She has a doctoral degree in spirituality and is the author of several books, most recently Crisis and Contemplation.