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2-Night Recovery Retreat: “I can’t, you can, I think I’ll let you.” The Miracle of a Higher Power (Steps 1 – 3)
June 26 @ 6:00 pm - June 28 @ 12:00 pm$200
No one wants to be a “failure,” yet if you are powerless and unmanageable, failure is just one word to describe the feeling. All your own resources are gone. But look beyond yourself. See a sponsor who can lead you to a new start. Read the Big Book which provides both wisdom and witness. Find in our fellowship a new way of mutual support, and see in them all a presence and power of one higher than yourself, who will bring you to a free and sober life. This retreat will help us listen to the many sources of grace outside yourself to guide you to the freedom and wonder of sobriety. Says God: “Call me what you will, but let me draw you into sober freedom.”
Attend on property (limited to the first 22 registrants) or live, online. Advance registration required.
This is a silent retreat.
Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.
Rev. Peter E. Fink, SJ is a retreat director and spiritual advisor at Ignatius House, having arrived in August 2016. A Jesuit from the New York Province, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1969 and has presided in both the Latin and Maronite churches. Peter came from St. Francis Xavier Church in New York, where he served as associate pastor for 10 years. Prior to that, he taught sacramental and liturgical theology for 31 years at Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College). He holds an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an S.T.M. from Woodstock College, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Emory University. Peter has published and edited many publications on worship and sacramental theology. At Ignatius House he guides weekend retreats on aspects of the Spiritual Exercises, recovery retreats on the 12 Steps, and retreats on Mary, Healing and Reconciliation, and various aspects of the ministry for Priests, Deacons and Lay Ministers. He also directs longer retreats.