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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 23 – 25, 2018    

“Standing on the Edge of Holy Week” Weekend Retreat

Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM


During this week we call “holy,” we remember with profound tenderness the suffering and death of Jesus not only in history, but in Jesus as he lives today in the crucified peoples of our world.  How might we ready our hearts to walk with Jesus in his journey to Calvary here and now?  What insights will these sacred days offer us towards a theology of remaining and accompaniment?  How might this weekend lead us to greater largeness of heart as Jesus acts in us and in our desire for the healing and transformation of our beautiful, yet wounded world?  As we carry within us all that our world loves, pursues, and suffers, we will be invited into prayer, presentation, reflection, and times of stillness and conversation.  The retreat includes opportunities for liturgy, the sacrament of Reconciliation, and the Stations of the Cross.  All are welcome.


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).


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Program Presenter

Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM


Chris Koellhoffer, a Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, engages in Mobile Spirituality Ministry, offering retreats, presentations, and enrichment programs on the road.  Her worldview has been profoundly shaped by people on the margins and by the power of story and the arts. Chris’ background is in communications and spirituality, with professional experience in education, communications, justice work, and leadership.


Chris is also a spiritual director and author of several books.  She serves as a regular contributor to Living Faith and Creative Communications for the Parish.  Visit her blog, Mining the Now, at chriskoellhofferihm.org



"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of himself."

- Saint Teresa of Calcutta


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