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Self-Guided Lenten Retreat

The word ‘retreat’ has many definitions; perhaps the first that comes to mind for many people is that of an army fleeing from an opponent. It’s not completely different in the Church: we look at retreat as a time of ‘withdrawal’, a turning away from worldly concerns to focus on prayerful care for the spirit.

This booklet is a collection of reflections written by Jesuits missioned to serve in retreat ministries throughout the Midwest Province. As you read the reflections, have a look at the beautiful photos of landscapes and buildings.  Imagine yourself in the settings of these places while you consider the message.

We invite you to consider attending a retreat at one of the locations listed below. For a list of other Lenten events and resources, click here.

Retreat Ministries of the Midwest Province

Retreat Houses Sponsored by the Jesuits

Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
420 West County Line Road
Barrington, IL 60010

Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House
8243 Demontreville Trail North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Jesuit Retreat Center
5629 State Road
Parma, OH 44134

Jesuit Spiritual Center
5361 South Milford Road
Milford, OH 45150

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
1390 Quarton Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Jesuit Retreat House
4800 Fahrnwald Road
Oshkosh, WI 54902

Retreat Ministries

Casa Romero Renewal Center
423 West Bruce Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Ignatian Spirituality Project
Retreats offered around the country

Retreat Houses Staffed by Jesuits

The Cloisters on the Platte
23332 Fishery Road
Gretna, NE 68028