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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
September 14-16, 2018
Telling Our Sacred Stories – Men’s 12-Step Weekend Retreat
– Fr. Bob Pecoraro, SJ
Spirituality is biographical and involves three inseparable stories: the story of God, as it unfolds in the Old and New Testaments, as well as in our lives today; the story of the self; and the story of the world around us. This makes each moment of our lives and all of our individual stories sacred. Using poetry, art, Scripture, and story, we will explore how God is revealing Himself to us, as well as the importance of encounter and telling our own story. This retreat will help us to become aware of God’s presence in our lives and how He can be found in people we meet and the encounters we share with them while living out our call to recovery and discipleship.
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). Some scholarship assistance is available
Fr. Bob Pecoraro, SJ
Fr. Bob Pecoraro, SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 2000, at the age of thirty-three. He holds Master’s degrees in Applied Philosophy, Divinity, Spirituality, and Educational Leadership. Fr. Pecoraro has spent much of his time working in secondary education as Vice-President of Mission and Identity at Canisius High School, President of Xavier High School in Chuuk, Micronesia and as the current President of Cheverus High School, the Jesuit high school in Portland, Maine. Since 2001 Fr. Pecoraro has also been a spiritual director focusing on Ignatian Spirituality and directing various retreats.