Recovery Retreat for those in 12-Step Programs: Serenity Retreat
December 16 @ 6:00 pm - December 18 @ 12:00 pm$350
Directed by Fr. Tom O’Neill, SJ
The spiritual life is not a theory. You have to live it. This Serenity Retreat for people in recovery provides an opportunity to gather and focus on our spiritual lives and share our struggles and joys in a safe and respectful environment.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This retreat is not suitable for anyone in acute withdrawal or initial stages of recovery. Please consult a behavioral health hospital. This retreat serves those seeking ongoing motivation for sobriety maintenance.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
The retreat will occur simultaneously with a retreat for family and friends of those affected by addiction. Activities will be separate; meals will be shared. To invite family or friends to attend the other track, please go back to the calendar to “Recovery Retreat: For those affected by the addictions of others“.
Fr. Tom O’Neill, SJ is an Associate Pastor at St. Ignatius Parish in Sacramento and Superior of the Sacramento Jesuit Community. He entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) 1976 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1990. He holds an MFA in painting from the Pratt Institute in New York and has worked in the Fine Arts department at the University of San Francisco. Fr. Tom has also worked at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, CA and St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco, CA. Beginning in 2006, Fr. Tom developed a deep love for the ministry of the Jesuits among the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation through his work at Our Lady of the Sioux church in Oglala, South Dakota, where he also served on the Board of Directors of Red Cloud Indian School. For the past eight years, Fr. Tom has been involved in Recovery work, finding a deep freedom and grace in 12 Step related work.
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