Monthly Archives: November 2011

Comfort Galore

 On Monday evening, November 14th, former IPS research professor Brett Hoover, addressed a gathering of friends and colleagues as he discussed his latest book, Comfort –  An Atlas for the Body and Soul.  Brett helped his audience explore the nuances that surround the word “comfort.”  Through engaging stories and thoughtful considerations, Brett offered those present insights and reflections on our need for comfort.  I left the presentation reflecting not only on my need for comfort but with new insights on how I can offer comfort to others.  All there that night agreed, our time spent with Brett was quite “comfortable” indeed.

Advent Retreat Day

As the days shorten and the nights lengthen, we enter into this season of watching, waiting, and expectant longing. Pushing past the voices of discouragement, we listen intently for that still, small voice of God. Through story, poetry, prayer, evocative images and reflective music, these two gifted preachers of the Word will guide us in a day of spiritual practice – seeing through the darkness into the light of hope.

Retreat directors: Fr. John Cusick, director of the Office of Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago and Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J., the founder of Charis Ministries and a retreat director at the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House.

The retreat will be on Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Regents Hall, 16th floor of Lewis Towers.  For fee information and registration see:    Check-In will begin at 9:00  Event will be held Lunch will be on your own.