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May 14 – 16, 2021 – WEEKEND RETREAT – Following Jesus: Our Mandate for Mercy

May 14 @ 6:00pm - May 16 @ 1:00pm

For both Men and Women. We are able to accommodate only 20 people in-person at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions and a minimum of 20 people is required for this retreat to take place. We will not accept walk-ins due to COVID-19.  This retreat is ON-SITE but will also be taking place VIRTUALLY so please indicate on the registration form below whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.  

All COVID safety protocols will be followed.  Click here to see our COVID safety guidelines. 

Retreat Director:  Linda Baratte, assisted by Paul Brian Campbell, S.J.

The Hebrew word hesed defies an easy English translation.  Lovingkindness, fierce loyalty, womblike compassion, covenant love, mercy… No matter the wording, this hesed, this mercy has been seen as the most ennobling of God’s attributes, finding its fullest expression in the life and witness of Jesus.  In our retreat weekend we will explore this supreme Christian virtue, using four Gospel stories as our guide:

*Mercy as Forgiving Ourselves — The Woman Caught in Adultery

*Mercy as Forgiving Others — The Parable of the Prodigal Son

*Mercy as Healing — The Bent-over Woman

*Mercy Proclaimed with Radical Gratitude — The Woman Who Anointed Jesus

God’s name is Mercy.  Through study, sharing, and prayer, we will commit once again to making that name our own.

While we will not be following the format of the traditional Preached and Directed retreats this weekend, there will be ample opportunity for personal time spent in meditation, walking in our beautiful gardens, participating in the sacrament of Reconciliation, and sharing in the Sunday Mass together. 

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  • Since opening its doors for retreats in 1927, Loyola has successfully adopted a Free Will Offering approach of accepting donations of any size for its retreats. These donations are the primary source of revenue for Loyola and will help us sustain our operations during this time of crisis. Limited financial resources should not prevent anyone from making a retreat. No one is ever turned away because they cannot afford it. The suggested Free Will Offering for a weekend retreat is $325. To participate in this retreat virtually, the suggested Free Will Offering is $200.
  • Please enter your Free Will Offering amount here. The suggested Free Will Offering for a weekend retreat is $325. To participate in this retreat virtually, the suggested Free Will Offering is $200.
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  • In the event of a cancellation 48 hours before the retreat begins, you may move your deposit or payment to another retreat/offering within the same retreat season (September through June) or donate your deposit or payment as a tax-deductible gift to Loyola Jesuit Center.

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May 14 @ 6:00pm
May 16 @ 1:00pm
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