Fr. Robert M. Hussey, SJ, the Provincial of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, has decided to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021. Fr. Hussey announced his decision on 29 May 2020 in a letter to the Province. You may read Fr. Hussey’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.
While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville. As much as possible in this pandemic, the Jesuit Center will be offering retreats, days of prayer, and other programs for spiritual renewal, and hosting groups, through August 2021. You can see our 2020-2021 program calendar here.
October 19-21, 2018
Healing Encounters: A Weekend Retreat for Everyone,
in the Company of Contemporary and Biblical Women
A Weekend Retreat with Christine Eberle
We all stand in need of healing. As earthen vessels, our fragile bodies, minds, and spirits long for the soothing touch of our loving creator. But how do we press in? How do we open ourselves to the kind of encounter that enables genuine transformation? And what does healing look like? On this retreat we will pray with stories of women—biblical and contemporary—who experienced healing in different ways, and lean in to our own encounter with Jesus. The retreat incorporates a balance of presentation, reflection, stillness, and conversation, and will include a healing service. All are welcome.
Arrival is on Friday between 4:00 & 5:45 PM, followed by dinner and the opening session; departure is on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
Cost is $240 ($120 non-refundable deposit).
Christine Eberle is the author of Finding God in Ordinary Time, a collection of daily meditations based on true stories (Green Writers Press, September 2018). Currently the Director of Campus Ministry at Gwynedd Mercy University, Christine has spent the last 25 years in campus ministry asking her favorite question — Where is God in all this? —and listening for answers in surprising places.
Beyond the campus, Christine performs dramatic monologues of women in Scripture, offers talks and retreats, and cantors for her parish. She is a passionate explorer of the connections between Scripture, spirituality, and everyday life.
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Finding God in Ordinary Time, Daily Meditations by Christine Eberle
Special Book Reading/Signing Event!
Sunday, October 21 at 2pm.
Book will be available for purchase at event.