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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
May 11 – 13, 2018
“Turning Towards Joy”: A Weekend Retreat for Mothers, Grandmothers & Women “Like-a-Mother”
This retreat will be an invitation to deepen our joy as we turn afresh to God’s Presence in the midst of the challenges in our world and our personal lives. Inspiring and practical, with humor and deeply human stories, we will each be called to turn our hearts to joy. This retreat will include opportunities for Reconciliation and communal prayer, as well as a special Mother’s Day Mass.
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. Cost is $200 ($100 non-refundable deposit).
Patricia Livingston, MA, a speaker on spirituality, is best known for her touching, story-telling style of illuminating the presence of God in everyday life. She has a unique gift for opening us to the beauty of our own stories with their special truth of God's present love.
In addition to leading workshops, retreats, and seminars throughout the United States and abroad, Pat is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in Living Faith, Living With Christ, Catholic Digest, Liguorian, and US Catholic. The former associate director of the Center for Continuing Formation in Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, she was awarded the U.S. Catholic Award for furthering the cause of women in the Church. She is the author of several books of Christian spirituality. She is married, a mother and grandmother.
"Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ