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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
That is enough for me.
—St. Ignatius of Loyola
The inspiring life and writings of Servant of God Pedro Arrupe, SJ (1907-1991) will provide the focus of this guided retreat, sponsored by the Office of Ignatian Spirituality of the Eastern Province of the Society of Jesus.
Pedro Arrupe has inspired generations of Jesuits toward apostolic renewal, faithfulness to mission, and dedication to social justice. His life and legacy are promising foci for our prayer as well. Following the contours of the Spiritual Exercises, the format of this retreat includes one preached session each morning and then a late afternoon Mass featuring a homily based on themes from the retreat. Retreatants will receive a copy of Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings (edited by Kevin Burke, SJ, and published in 2004 by Orbis Books) to supplement the retreat experience.
Arrival is on Saturday, August 8 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM. There will be a social at 5:00 PM, followed by dinner and the opening of the retreat. Departure is at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 15 after the closing Mass and lunch.
Cost: $720 ($360 non-refundable deposit). This retreat is open ONLY to Jesuits.
After you register, you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost.
Thomas Massaro, SJ
Fr. Thomas Massaro, SJ, entered the Society of Jesus in Boston in 1983. He received a doctorate in Christian social ethics from Emory University in 1997 and has served as Professor of Moral Theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, and currently, Fordham University. He writes and lectures frequently on Catholic social teaching and American public life. His latest book is Mercy in Action: The Social Teachings of Pope Francis (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018).
August 8-15, 2020
Preached Retreat for Jesuits Only
“A Mysticism of Open Eyes:
Praying with Servant of God Pedro Arrupe”
with Fr. Thomas Massaro, S.J.