Spring/Easter Retreat

A Day of Retreat:
"Springing" and "Eastering" into Fuller Life
with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
and Gerard Manley Hopkins


Mary Ellen Sheehan, IHM, STD

Saturday, April 28, 10:00am-5:00pm

Suggested Offering: $40 (includes lunch)


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Gerard Manley Hopkins, one a Jesuit scientist and the other a Jesuit poet, have both written profoundly about the dynamic and revelatory connection between nature and our intimate life in God through the Resurrection of Jesus and the transforming energy of the Holy Spirit. This retreat will ponder this central claim of our faith from scripture and also from some of the writings of these two Jesuit mystics who proclaim the Word in their own inspiring words and lives. There will be a presentation in the morning and also in the afternoon with plenty of time for quiet reflection and prayer. The day will end with a celebration of the Eucharist.  (The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 24, 2018.)

Mary Ellen Sheehan, IHM
Mary Ellen Sheehan, IHM, STD, earned a doctorate in theology from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and is professor emerita at St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto.  She draws on the contemplative character of theology to deepen our understanding and experience of God and to explore the meaning of committed Christian discipleship in our world.


Program Brochure/Registration Form