2 Night Retreat For Caregivers: Sent to Work, Invited to Rest
October 8 @ 6:00 pm - October 10 @ 12:00 pm$295
Directed by Fr. Bill Noe, SJ
This retreat offers caregivers and ministry leaders time to rest and recognize how God is present in their work. Whether you are caring for another — at home, professionally, or as a volunteer — and need to spiritually recharge to be your best for others, this retreat is for you.
In the sixth chapter of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus commissions his disciples and sends them out to care for others. When they return, he invites them to come away and rest. Jesus knew how to balance work and rest and he calls his friends to similarly balanced lives.
This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted. There is another retreat taking place alongside this one on campus in a separate meeting space. Please observe silence in common areas of the property that are shared with others. Thank you.
Rev. Bill Noe, SJ, the youngest of eight brothers, is a native of Racine, Wisconsin. Before entering the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 2003, Fr. Bill lived in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for several years, where he worked as an electrical engineer. Fr. Bill has enjoyed long associations with St. Anselm’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery, and Bethlehem House, a community formed with people with intellectual disability—both in Washington D.C. During his formation, Fr. Bill was trained in catechesis, comparative theology, and interreligious dialogue. Fr. Bill began his ministry of spiritual direction at St. Ignatius Retreat House in Manhasset, New York in 2005 and has served as a spiritual director in New York, Chicago, Bolivia, and the United Kingdom. From 2015 to 2019, Fr. Bill served as Director of Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola on the Potomac, a Jesuit retreat house in Faulkner, Maryland. He has an M.A. in Pastoral Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University, and is pursuing licensing as a professional counselor in the State of Georgia.
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