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September 2015

Posted September 01, 2015 in Press Releases

Dear Friend of Jesuit Retreat House,

I send this letter with the hope that your summer has been blessed with many restful and renewing moments in seeing and celebrating God’s gifts of family and friends, of life and creation.

As we begin the journey into the more busy time that often follows the summer, it is important to remember what matters most. St. Ignatius reminds us that our response to God’s unconditional love for us is reflected in the love we share - what one has and what one is with those one loves.

In a world that clamors for more busyness, more work, more results and more production, we can sometimes lose sight of what matters. What is important is how well we love. Jesus came to show us the way, the truth and the life in how we bring God’s love more deeply into each life we touch. If we are faithful to Jesus’ way, we may not always see the results or success of our efforts. But the legacy of our love will live on more than we might ever imagine. Helping people on their life journey to build and profess a legacy of love is foundational to our JRH ministry.

We have been blessed with increasing numbers of people who attend our retreats and programs – a spectrum of people from those who have come for many years to the presence at almost every event of people who are first-timers. Throughout my first full year, I have heard countless comments of enthusiasm and appreciation about the beauty and peacefulness of our place, and the relevance and inspiration of Ignatian spirituality in people’s lives.

Please consider the retreats and programs we offer to help you “to find God in all things.” Our programs this fall include a new 3-part series on life-changing moments, Pope Francis encyclical on the environment, dealing with the overwhelming busyness of life, a new retreat for young adults, and deeper reflections on Gospel stories and Ignatian spirituality. Invite your family and friends to join you. And know that we welcome your ideas for future retreat offerings.

God be with you,

Richard S. Krivanka, Executive Director

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