Fr. Robert M. Hussey, SJ, the Provincial of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, has decided to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021. Fr. Hussey announced his decision on 29 May 2020 in a letter to the Province. You may read Fr. Hussey’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.
While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville. As much as possible in this pandemic, the Jesuit Center will be offering retreats, days of prayer, and other programs for spiritual renewal, and hosting groups, through August 2021. You can see our 2020-2021 program calendar here.
May 1-3, 2020 - Cancelled
LifeSHIFT: Work and the Christian Journey
with Dr. Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D. & Fr. Frank Kaminski, SJ
Participants will listen, discuss, interact, journal, reflect, and pray—as well as engage in exercises and activities that focus on issues of spirituality and transition. Along with presentations and activities led by Thomas Bachhuber and Frank Kaminski, SJ, ample time will be provided for solitude and reflection. Follow-up individual consultations are available during the retreat for personal goal-setting and spiritual direction. The retreat will include opportunities for liturgy.
Arrival is on Friday between 4:00 & 5:45 PM, followed by dinner
and the opening session; departure is on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
Cost is $250 ($125 non-refundable deposit)
After you register, you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost.
Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D.
Dr. Thomas Bachhuber is President of the Board and Executive Director of The Center for Life Transitions, Inc. His LifeSHIFT: Work and the Christian Journey weekend retreat is offered throughout the country, combining career/work/retirement planning with spiritual exploration. Tom has held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Maryland-College Park. As a consultant, he has provided training, research, and recruitment strategies for Fortune 500 companies.
Tom’s published books include Directions: A Guide to Career Planning, A Parent’s Guide to Helping Their Children with Educational and Career Decisions, and three editions of The Best Graduate Business Schools.
Tom is presently on the leadership team for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps-Milwaukee, which provides volunteer service opportunities and spiritual formation for retired adults.
Frank Kaminski, SJ
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