Rev. Howard Gray, S.J.





"The Ignatian Heritage of Pope Francis"

Please join us as we welcome Fr. Howard Gray, S.J., who will guide us, inspire us and walk with us during the Faber Fall 2014 Retreat. Through discussion and reflections, Fr. Gray will offer Pope Francis' perspective on pilgrimage, mercy, discernment, cura personalis, and commitment to the poor and marginal.


WHEN: October 24-26, 2014 (REGISTER ON-LINE)

WHERE: Redemptorist Retreat Center, Oconomowoc, WI

RETREAT DIRECTOR: Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., Special Assistant to the President at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Fr. Gray has been in his current position for the past seven years. Prior to this, he completed a six-year term as Rector of the Jesuit community at John Carroll University, in Cleveland, OH, where he also served as the Assistant to the President for University Mission and Identity. Previously during his numerous years as a Jesuit, he has served in many leadership positions.


Fr. Gray did his doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, specializing in 17th century English literature. He has written extensively in spiritual theology, Ignatian spirituality, and higher education. He has served as a board member at numerous Jesuit universities and high schools and has received five honorary degrees. Throughout his life as a Jesuit, he has worked explicity in mission education for boards and faculty, as well as lectured in the U.S. and abroad. He has also made a number of recordings for Now You Know Media.


REGISTER ON-LINE BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014; space is limited. People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.


What to expect:  Silent retreat with individual rooms/bathrooms and delicious meals provided; casual attire recommended.  The retreat schedule is provided below.


Friday Evening:
4-6 p.m.  Arrival
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:45 p.m. Retreat Information Session
8:00 p.m. Opening Conference……Silence Begins
7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Retreat Conference
9:45 a.m. Personal Prayer, Reflection, and Private Spiritual Direction as desired; Sacrament of Reconciliation
Noon Lunch…followed by time for personal prayer, reflection, and private spiritual direction
3:00 p.m. Retreat Conference
3:45 p.m. Personal Prayer, Reflection, and Private Spiritual Direction
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Healing Prayer Service
7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Retreat Conference
9:30 a.m. Personal Prayer, Reflection, and Private Spiritual Direction
11:00 a.m. Mass (Silence Ends)
Noon Lunch……Departure


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