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HomeCalendarLifeSHIFT - Transitions, Work & Ignatian Journey Retreat | May 03, 2024

LifeSHIFT - Transitions, Work & Ignatian Journey Retreat


Friday, May 3, 5:00pm - Sunday, May 5, 2024 1:00pm

LifeSHIFT - Transitions, Work & Ignatian Journey Retreat

We face challenging transitions and decisions in life as we manage change: career, personal, family, spiritual. You might ask, “Who am I now? What’s next? How do I handle change? How do I want to live my life? How do I make the best decisions? What’s God’s plan for me now? Know that you are not alone.

LifeSHIFT is an opportunity to reflect on life and faith while considering new career, job, work, life transitions, caregiving, and/or retirement. Using themes of Ignatian Spirituality and other areas, this retreat entails in-depth presentations, conversations, individual reflection, discernment, and more. Participants will clarify life/work objectives, address dynamics of transitions, and learn imaginative ways to explore their spirituality. This retreat opens you in a new way to God’s plan, sharpens your decision-making skills, defines new and meaningful work opportunities, and guides you on how to move forward.

As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary, JRC hosts Tom Bachhuber’s LifeSHIFT retreat. Tom is President of the Board and Executive Director of The Center for Life Transitions, Inc. and has published five books including his latest, Transpirations: Guidance for the Head & Heart through Career and Beyond. He is on the leadership team for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps-Milwaukee, providing volunteer service opportunities and spiritual formation for retired adults. Tom was Director of the Career Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Previously, he led training, research, and recruitment initiatives for several Fortune 500 companies. Tom and his wife, Leslie, have been married for 52 years. They have three adult children and one grandchild.

This retreat includes: (a) in-depth presentations, (b) time for prayer, reflection, individual work, (c) opportunities for large and small group sharing and conversation, (d) overnight private room, (e) Sunday Liturgy/Mass (optional), (f) breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided: starting with dinner at 5:30pm on Friday and ending with lunch at 12:00pm on Sunday.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who feels moved to participate in this retreat. Please email Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ — the JRC Director of Mission & Identity, and Ignatian Spirituality & Life Transitions Presenter —for questions, details, and financial aid:


Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ

Tom Bachhuber, Ed.D



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