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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
Mar 16 – 18, 2018
“Who Cares for the Caregiver?”
– Matt McFadden & Tim Malone
A weekend retreat for personal and professional caregivers, offering space for rest, reflection, and renewal. This retreat provides an opportunity to explore self-care strategies, which can help you stay connected to the heart of your calling. The retreat will include prayer and presentations, times of silence, reflection, and sharing. There will be opportunities for liturgy, Reconciliation, and a healing service. Massage and gentle yoga will be available this weekend at a specially reduced cost.
As an extra treat, participants are welcome to attend Saturday evening’s open dress rehearsal of chamber choir Opus One ECHO’s concert and/or to stay for the concert itself on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
Arrival is on Friday between 4:00 & 5:45 PM, followed by dinner and the opening session; departure on Sunday is at 2:00 PM, unless you choose to stay for the Opus One ECHO concert and reception. Cost is $200 ($100 non-refundable deposit) & includes a free ticket to the Opus One ECHO concert. Additional tickets may be purchased at https://www.opusonechamberchoir.com
After you register, you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost.
Matt McFadden, MSS, LCSW currently works with terminally ill patients, their caregivers, and families as a hospice social worker and counselor. He also spent many years as a therapist for adults, children, couples and families. He completed a 2-year formation program to provide spiritual direction/companionship in the Ignatian tradition through the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL), in Seattle, WA.
Matt lives in Chester Springs, PA, is married to Joan, and spent several years as a caregiver for his two sons, Joseph and Ian. He feels humbled and inspired daily by the sacred and challenging work of caregivers and is grateful for the opportunity to offer a retreat for these everyday heroes.
Timothy Malone, M.Div. is a spiritual director & mindfulness coach in the Pacific Northwest, serving with Seattle University, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (SEEL) & the Ignatian Spirituality Center. For almost a decade Tim offered mental health counseling to community members suffering with chronic illness & their caregivers.
For the last 16 years Tim has been co-leading retreats and workshops for a broad ecumenical audience on discerning a deeper call to balance our action with contemplative practices. Through guided meditation, music & gentle presence, he encourages daily conscious contact with the loving source of our lives.
Tim is author of an upcoming book on self-care strategies, Finding Our Deep Connection Beyond Wifi, as well as a CD of original inspirational songs with his musical group, "Tim Malone & Soul Fam." (available at iTunes & Amazon).