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Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., is the Director of the Spiritual Center and the Society of the Little Flower. He holds degrees in Religious Education and Medieval History. Watch for the many pilgrimages he directs.

Guest Speakers

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Permit No. 52 Westmont, IL

2012

Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M., offers programs at the center and off-site. She holds a Master’s in Religious Education and a Doctorate in Ministry, and is a Spiritual Director.

8433 Bailey Road • Darien, IL 60561

Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage

Father David Simpson, O.Carm., offers programs and spiritual direction. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Education.

Carmelite Spiritual Center

Staff

January-July Programs

Father Bernhard Bauerle, O.Carm., is the Director of the National Shrine of St. Therese.

Welcome!

Dr. Gerry Aylward has been a practicing Orthodontist for 30 years, and is now completing a Master’s in Divinity and Master’s in Spirituality at Loyola University. He is available for Spiritual Direction.

Situated off the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) in the western suburb of Darien, 20 miles from downtown Chicago, the Carmelite Spiritual Center is easily reached by car.

Father James Clark is a noted speaker on men’s spirituality from California.

From the North: I -294 South to I -55 South. Exit I-55 at Cass Avenue North. Turn left at first stop light (North Frontage Road); proceed to Bailey Road, turn right. Turn right into parking lot at second driveway. Spiritual Center is the first building on the left. From the South: I-294 North to I-55 South. Exit I-55 at Cass Ave. North and proceed as above. From the West: I-355 South to I-55 North. Exit at Cass Ave. North and proceed as above.

Any special diet requests (vegetarian, etc.) _______________________________________ Make checks payable to: Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8433 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois 60561 Not ready to register yet? For more information, write or call the Center: 630/969-4141; Fax: 630/969-3376; e-mail: CSCRetreat@aol.com Be sure to visit our website www.carmelitespiritualcenter.org

Deposits ($100 per retreat, $15/workshop) are due at time of registration. Balance payable upon arrival. My non-refundable deposit of $ ____________ is enclosed.

City_____________________________________ State______ Zip _________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

In order to avoid disappointment, please register by the date listed for each program. Deposits are non-refundable and are due at time of registration.

E-mail__________________________________________________________________

For detailed brochures call Darlene at 630-969-4141

Phone (home)______________________ Phone (work) ____________________________

October 14-25, 2012

Name __________________________________________________________________

The Holy Land

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This is a new trip inside Turkey (Asia Minor) following the growth of the early church and the Journeys of Saint Paul. The trip, a rich journey through biblical history includes: Istanbul, Adana (Tarsus), Antioch, Cappadocia, Konya, Lystra, Pamukkale, Izmir, Colossae, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Ephesus, Sardis, and Nicea.

Please register me for:

April 23 – May 5, 2012

2012 January-July Programs

Turkey: in the Footsteps of Saint Paul

Carmelite Spiritual Center Registration

with Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm.

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Pilgrimages

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From Route 80: From the West, Rte. 80 East to I-55 North, exit Cass Ave. North and proceed as above. From the East, Rte. 80 West to I-294 North to I-55 South. Exit Cass Ave. North and proceed as above.

The Carmelite Spiritual Center extends the Carmelite Tradition of hospitality to men and women who search for God and Spiritual meaning in their everyday lives.

8433 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois 60561

630-969-4141 Fax: 630-969-3376 www.carmelitespiritualcenter.org e-mail: retreats@carmelitespiritualcenter.org facebook.com/CarmeliteSpiritualCenter We offer: Retreats, Workshops, Renewal days 30 twin-bedded rooms with private baths Air-conditioned comfort-smoke free environment Delicious home-cooked meals Multi-purpose meeting rooms for 10 to 150 (Groups may bring their own Facilitator or ask for one of our staff) 40 acres of lovely grounds with lake Book & Gift Shop National Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux Eucharist: Monday-Friday at 11:30 AM


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JANUARY-JULY 2012 PROGRAMS The Shadow: Our Hidden Treasure!

LENTEN PROGRAMS

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Dr. Gerry Aylward Treasure is often found where one least expects to find it. Dr. Gerry will lead us in a reflection on the Shadow, that dumping ground for all those characteristics of our personality— good and bad—that we disown. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by January18th.)

Ash Wednesday: Through the Eyes of Mary

Retreat for Men: Wrestling with God/ Celebrating the Challenge

Ministry of Care Preparation Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. Saturdays: January 7 & 21, 2012 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or Tuesdays and Thursdays: May 8, 10, 15, 17, 2012 7:00-9:30 PM (Cost: $45.00) Call Darlene for a detailed brochure, and to register.

The Christian Call to Service Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. Service is an integral part of the Baptismal call of each Christian. Our service must respond to the needs of the Church and the world by reading the signs of the times. Our service is informed by our Christian/Catholic attitudes augmented by prayer and community-building as part of our vocation. Carmelite Spirituality offers help on the Christian’s journey of service. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch.)

Friday, January 27th – Sunday, January 29, 2012 Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm. This retreat offers presentations, prayer and rituals focusing on our relationship with God, amid the many roles men are expected to play. How do we listen to the Voice within of the God we struggle with and surrender to as men of faith? (Retreat begins Friday at 6:00 PM with dinner and ends on Sunday at Noon. Cost: $170.00. Register early as spaces are limited.)

Pilgrimages to the National Shrine of Saint Therese The Carmelite Spiritual Center is next door to the National Shrine of Saint Therese, with its beautiful chapel and the largest collection of Little Flower relics and memorabilia, outside of Lisieux, France. Guided Pilgrimages are available for groups of twenty or more. We now have five options for pilgrimage groups, which include day or night programs, and three options with overnights here at the retreat center. Organize a special day or overnight experience of the Little Flower’s spirituality. Call Father Bernhard Bauerle, O.Carm., at 630-969-33.1

Relationships! Our Deepest Joy and Our Greatest Pain Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Dr. Gerry Aylward Dr. Gerry will lead us through Wisdom traditions that teach us that our relationships are our greatest teachers. He will explore the realm of projections; and using a technique called ‘radical conversation’ will help us take relationships to a deeper and more intimate place. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by February 8th.)

A Retreat for Women: Possibilities. Presence. Peace. Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26, 2012 Women of Saint Thomas & Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm. This retreat offers an interactive weekend for women by women to reflect on the possibilities emerging within them as beloved daughters of God, allowing the Divine to blossom. We need to be present in order to be made whole and live at peace with ourselves and our world. (This retreat begins on Friday at 6:00 PM with dinner and ends at Noon on Sunday. Cost $170.00 Register early as openings are limited.)

Leap Year and Gal Pals! Tuesday, February 29, 2012 9:30 AM–1:30 PM or 6:00 PM–8:30 PM Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. We have an extra day this year and what better way to spend it than to invite a friend to lunch or dinner followed by a presentation that looks at new or lasting friendships as we navigate the days of our lives, and thank God for the gift of friends. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Evening program begins with a wine reception followed by dinner. Register by February 21st.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. As we begin the Season of Lent, we take time to Journey with the Mother of Jesus and the other faithful women who walked with the Christ during his moments of teaching, healing, and suffering. (Cost: $40.00/ includes Eucharist, distribution of ashes and lunch. Register by February 15th.)

Lenten Prayer: Lectio Divina With Mary Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. Lectio Divina uses Scripture to draw one into a deeper relationship with God. Lent is a perfect Liturgical Season to deepen one’s closeness to God. Mary’s life—her sufferings and joys—become the focus for our prayer this Lent. Come and learn this form of meditation. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by Feb 29th.)

Serenity Retreat for Women March 9-11, 2012 Friday, 7:00 PM – Sunday, 12:00 PM This retreat is an opportunity to explore the spiritual side of AA’s Twelve Steps with other women as they share the journey of recovery from alcohol dependency. Presentations, dialogue, spiritual direction and personal time for reflection are part of this retreat. (Cost: $165.00, single; $145.00 Double. Register early, as space is limited.)

An Armchair Pilgrimage: The Holy Land Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm. With his personal collection of slides, songs and biblical insights, Father Bob takes you on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land without leaving the USA! See and experience the places where Jesus grew up, walked, preached, died and rose from the dead. Father Bob’s experience of 26 Pilgrimages to the Holy Land, gives him great insight into the holy places and the way the Holy Land reflects the geography of our souls. No passport needed! (Cost: $40.00/ includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by March 6th.)

Celtic Wisdom and the Work of John O’Donohue Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Dr. Gerry Aylward At this time of year, everyone is a little bit Irish! Dr. Gerry helps us immerse ourselves in some of the wisdom found in the richness of the Celtic tradition. The writings of the Irish poet: John O’Donohue, will enhance the day. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by March 7th.)

Come Back to Me: Lenten Reconciliation Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., Father Bernie Bauerle, O.Carm., Father David Simpson, O.Carm., Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. This day affords us the opportunity to look at forgiveness and reconciliation in the day to day happenings of our lives. The day will include: a presentation on forgiveness and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, personally and communally. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by March 19th.)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 or Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:00-9:30 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., & Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. This Passover meal weaves the Jewish roots of our own tradition into a remarkable drama of history, theology, culture and prayer. The celebration of Eucharist within the Seder Meal offers a profound experience of what it must have been like at the Seder Meal where Jesus shared the Passover meal with his friends the day before he suffered. (Cost: $45.00. Register by March 27th. Please note: arrival no later the 5:45 PM)

Journey with Jesus: A Holy Week Retreat April 5-7, 2012 Thursday, 5:30 PM – Saturday, 11:00 AM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., & Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. The Holy Week retreat offers a powerful, prayerful experience rooted in the central mystery of our faith: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Join Father Bob and Sister Jane in remembering the journey of Jesus through his final hours and his Passover to God. (Cost: $175.00. Please note check in time is 5:30 PM on Thursday. Register by March 27th.)

Good Friday: A Solemn Day of Prayer Friday, April 6, 2012 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., & Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. On this day we remember and pray about the final journey of Jesus through those last hours and His Passover to God. We will walk the way of the cross, celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and celebrate a Communion Service to truly understand why this day is called “Good” Friday. (Cost: $45.00/ lunch included. Register by March 27th.)

SUMMER RETREATS Faith: Opening the Door to God’s Grace

SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS A Spirituality of the Paschal Mystery Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. The Paschal Mystery is a cycle of rebirth involving death and Resurrected life within which the process of transformation gives both new life and a new spirit. Each of us, like Christ, lives a personal Paschal Mystery. Come find out how this mystery opens in our lives to new life and spirit. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by April 7th .)

June 3-8, 2012, June 10-15, 2012 or June 17-22, 2012 Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., Father Bernhard Bauerle, O.Carm., Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M., Father David Simpson, O.Carm. During the church’s year of Faith, we will look at the amazement of Jesus when dealing with people who believed and those who did not. Each day includes two presentations, Eucharist, and Evening Prayer. Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation are also offered. These retreats begin at 7:00 PM on Sunday, and conclude at 1:00 PM on Friday. (Cost: $370.00 includes, private room with private bath, delicious home-cooked meals, snacks and all materials. Register as soon as possible, as space is limited. $100.00 nonrefundable deposit is requested at registration time).

A Retreat for Men: Archetypes in Everyday Experience Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22, 2012 Father James Clark Archetypes are a way of reading reality and accessing the power of one’s soul. In this weekend experience we will unpack the meaning of the four primary masculine archetypes of king, lover, warrior and magician and speak to others as well. This process will involve story, embodied action, sharing, and personal reflection. (Cost $190.00/begins on Friday at 6:00 PM with dinner and ends Sunday at Noon. Please register no later than April 10th.)

Mary: Lady of the Place/ Woman of Prayer Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. Mary is presented in Sacred Scripture as a ‘woman of prayer’ who leads us to Christ. In the spiritual landscape of Carmel, she is seen as ‘lady of the place.’ Celebrate the Marian Month with this special program focusing on Mary. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by May 8th.)

DIRECTED OR PRIVATE RETREAT Faith: God’s Gift to Each of Us June 24-29, 2012 This quiet retreat offers the opportunity to deepen your experience of God’s presence in the silence of your hearts. Spiritual Directors are available for support and prayerful reflection. Or you may choose to have a private retreat, without direction. Eucharist and evening prayer are part of each day. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing will be offered. (This retreat begins on Sunday at 7:00 PM and concludes Friday at 1:00 PM. Cost: $400.00 includes spiritual direction; or $350.00 for private retreats without direction. Private room with private bath; delicious home cooked meals. Non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is requested at time of registration. Fifteen spaces are available for directed retreats. And fifteen rooms are available for private retreats.)


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JANUARY-JULY 2012 PROGRAMS The Shadow: Our Hidden Treasure!

LENTEN PROGRAMS

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Dr. Gerry Aylward Treasure is often found where one least expects to find it. Dr. Gerry will lead us in a reflection on the Shadow, that dumping ground for all those characteristics of our personality— good and bad—that we disown. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by January18th.)

Ash Wednesday: Through the Eyes of Mary

Retreat for Men: Wrestling with God/ Celebrating the Challenge

Ministry of Care Preparation Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. Saturdays: January 7 & 21, 2012 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or Tuesdays and Thursdays: May 8, 10, 15, 17, 2012 7:00-9:30 PM (Cost: $45.00) Call Darlene for a detailed brochure, and to register.

The Christian Call to Service Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. Service is an integral part of the Baptismal call of each Christian. Our service must respond to the needs of the Church and the world by reading the signs of the times. Our service is informed by our Christian/Catholic attitudes augmented by prayer and community-building as part of our vocation. Carmelite Spirituality offers help on the Christian’s journey of service. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch.)

Friday, January 27th – Sunday, January 29, 2012 Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm. This retreat offers presentations, prayer and rituals focusing on our relationship with God, amid the many roles men are expected to play. How do we listen to the Voice within of the God we struggle with and surrender to as men of faith? (Retreat begins Friday at 6:00 PM with dinner and ends on Sunday at Noon. Cost: $170.00. Register early as spaces are limited.)

Pilgrimages to the National Shrine of Saint Therese The Carmelite Spiritual Center is next door to the National Shrine of Saint Therese, with its beautiful chapel and the largest collection of Little Flower relics and memorabilia, outside of Lisieux, France. Guided Pilgrimages are available for groups of twenty or more. We now have five options for pilgrimage groups, which include day or night programs, and three options with overnights here at the retreat center. Organize a special day or overnight experience of the Little Flower’s spirituality. Call Father Bernhard Bauerle, O.Carm., at 630-969-33.1

Relationships! Our Deepest Joy and Our Greatest Pain Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Dr. Gerry Aylward Dr. Gerry will lead us through Wisdom traditions that teach us that our relationships are our greatest teachers. He will explore the realm of projections; and using a technique called ‘radical conversation’ will help us take relationships to a deeper and more intimate place. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by February 8th.)

A Retreat for Women: Possibilities. Presence. Peace. Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26, 2012 Women of Saint Thomas & Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm. This retreat offers an interactive weekend for women by women to reflect on the possibilities emerging within them as beloved daughters of God, allowing the Divine to blossom. We need to be present in order to be made whole and live at peace with ourselves and our world. (This retreat begins on Friday at 6:00 PM with dinner and ends at Noon on Sunday. Cost $170.00 Register early as openings are limited.)

Leap Year and Gal Pals! Tuesday, February 29, 2012 9:30 AM–1:30 PM or 6:00 PM–8:30 PM Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. We have an extra day this year and what better way to spend it than to invite a friend to lunch or dinner followed by a presentation that looks at new or lasting friendships as we navigate the days of our lives, and thank God for the gift of friends. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Evening program begins with a wine reception followed by dinner. Register by February 21st.)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. As we begin the Season of Lent, we take time to Journey with the Mother of Jesus and the other faithful women who walked with the Christ during his moments of teaching, healing, and suffering. (Cost: $40.00/ includes Eucharist, distribution of ashes and lunch. Register by February 15th.)

Lenten Prayer: Lectio Divina With Mary Tuesday, March 6, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. Lectio Divina uses Scripture to draw one into a deeper relationship with God. Lent is a perfect Liturgical Season to deepen one’s closeness to God. Mary’s life—her sufferings and joys—become the focus for our prayer this Lent. Come and learn this form of meditation. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by Feb 29th.)

Serenity Retreat for Women March 9-11, 2012 Friday, 7:00 PM – Sunday, 12:00 PM This retreat is an opportunity to explore the spiritual side of AA’s Twelve Steps with other women as they share the journey of recovery from alcohol dependency. Presentations, dialogue, spiritual direction and personal time for reflection are part of this retreat. (Cost: $165.00, single; $145.00 Double. Register early, as space is limited.)

An Armchair Pilgrimage: The Holy Land Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm. With his personal collection of slides, songs and biblical insights, Father Bob takes you on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land without leaving the USA! See and experience the places where Jesus grew up, walked, preached, died and rose from the dead. Father Bob’s experience of 26 Pilgrimages to the Holy Land, gives him great insight into the holy places and the way the Holy Land reflects the geography of our souls. No passport needed! (Cost: $40.00/ includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by March 6th.)

Celtic Wisdom and the Work of John O’Donohue Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Dr. Gerry Aylward At this time of year, everyone is a little bit Irish! Dr. Gerry helps us immerse ourselves in some of the wisdom found in the richness of the Celtic tradition. The writings of the Irish poet: John O’Donohue, will enhance the day. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by March 7th.)

Come Back to Me: Lenten Reconciliation Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., Father Bernie Bauerle, O.Carm., Father David Simpson, O.Carm., Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. This day affords us the opportunity to look at forgiveness and reconciliation in the day to day happenings of our lives. The day will include: a presentation on forgiveness and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, personally and communally. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by March 19th.)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 or Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:00-9:30 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., & Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. This Passover meal weaves the Jewish roots of our own tradition into a remarkable drama of history, theology, culture and prayer. The celebration of Eucharist within the Seder Meal offers a profound experience of what it must have been like at the Seder Meal where Jesus shared the Passover meal with his friends the day before he suffered. (Cost: $45.00. Register by March 27th. Please note: arrival no later the 5:45 PM)

Journey with Jesus: A Holy Week Retreat April 5-7, 2012 Thursday, 5:30 PM – Saturday, 11:00 AM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., & Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. The Holy Week retreat offers a powerful, prayerful experience rooted in the central mystery of our faith: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Join Father Bob and Sister Jane in remembering the journey of Jesus through his final hours and his Passover to God. (Cost: $175.00. Please note check in time is 5:30 PM on Thursday. Register by March 27th.)

Good Friday: A Solemn Day of Prayer Friday, April 6, 2012 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., & Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. On this day we remember and pray about the final journey of Jesus through those last hours and His Passover to God. We will walk the way of the cross, celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and celebrate a Communion Service to truly understand why this day is called “Good” Friday. (Cost: $45.00/ lunch included. Register by March 27th.)

SUMMER RETREATS Faith: Opening the Door to God’s Grace

SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS A Spirituality of the Paschal Mystery Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. The Paschal Mystery is a cycle of rebirth involving death and Resurrected life within which the process of transformation gives both new life and a new spirit. Each of us, like Christ, lives a personal Paschal Mystery. Come find out how this mystery opens in our lives to new life and spirit. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by April 7th .)

June 3-8, 2012, June 10-15, 2012 or June 17-22, 2012 Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., Father Bernhard Bauerle, O.Carm., Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M., Father David Simpson, O.Carm. During the church’s year of Faith, we will look at the amazement of Jesus when dealing with people who believed and those who did not. Each day includes two presentations, Eucharist, and Evening Prayer. Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation are also offered. These retreats begin at 7:00 PM on Sunday, and conclude at 1:00 PM on Friday. (Cost: $370.00 includes, private room with private bath, delicious home-cooked meals, snacks and all materials. Register as soon as possible, as space is limited. $100.00 nonrefundable deposit is requested at registration time).

A Retreat for Men: Archetypes in Everyday Experience Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22, 2012 Father James Clark Archetypes are a way of reading reality and accessing the power of one’s soul. In this weekend experience we will unpack the meaning of the four primary masculine archetypes of king, lover, warrior and magician and speak to others as well. This process will involve story, embodied action, sharing, and personal reflection. (Cost $190.00/begins on Friday at 6:00 PM with dinner and ends Sunday at Noon. Please register no later than April 10th.)

Mary: Lady of the Place/ Woman of Prayer Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Father David Simpson, O.Carm. Mary is presented in Sacred Scripture as a ‘woman of prayer’ who leads us to Christ. In the spiritual landscape of Carmel, she is seen as ‘lady of the place.’ Celebrate the Marian Month with this special program focusing on Mary. (Cost: $40.00/includes Eucharist and lunch. Register by May 8th.)

DIRECTED OR PRIVATE RETREAT Faith: God’s Gift to Each of Us June 24-29, 2012 This quiet retreat offers the opportunity to deepen your experience of God’s presence in the silence of your hearts. Spiritual Directors are available for support and prayerful reflection. Or you may choose to have a private retreat, without direction. Eucharist and evening prayer are part of each day. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing will be offered. (This retreat begins on Sunday at 7:00 PM and concludes Friday at 1:00 PM. Cost: $400.00 includes spiritual direction; or $350.00 for private retreats without direction. Private room with private bath; delicious home cooked meals. Non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is requested at time of registration. Fifteen spaces are available for directed retreats. And fifteen rooms are available for private retreats.)


Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., is the Director of the Spiritual Center and the Society of the Little Flower. He holds degrees in Religious Education and Medieval History. Watch for the many pilgrimages he directs.

Guest Speakers

PAID

Permit No. 52 Westmont, IL

2012

Sister Jane Schlosser, R.S.M., offers programs at the center and off-site. She holds a Master’s in Religious Education and a Doctorate in Ministry, and is a Spiritual Director.

8433 Bailey Road • Darien, IL 60561

Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage

Father David Simpson, O.Carm., offers programs and spiritual direction. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Education.

Carmelite Spiritual Center

Staff

January-July Programs

Father Bernhard Bauerle, O.Carm., is the Director of the National Shrine of St. Therese.

Welcome!

Dr. Gerry Aylward has been a practicing Orthodontist for 30 years, and is now completing a Master’s in Divinity and Master’s in Spirituality at Loyola University. He is available for Spiritual Direction.

Situated off the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) in the western suburb of Darien, 20 miles from downtown Chicago, the Carmelite Spiritual Center is easily reached by car.

Father James Clark is a noted speaker on men’s spirituality from California.

From the North: I -294 South to I -55 South. Exit I-55 at Cass Avenue North. Turn left at first stop light (North Frontage Road); proceed to Bailey Road, turn right. Turn right into parking lot at second driveway. Spiritual Center is the first building on the left. From the South: I-294 North to I-55 South. Exit I-55 at Cass Ave. North and proceed as above. From the West: I-355 South to I-55 North. Exit at Cass Ave. North and proceed as above.

Any special diet requests (vegetarian, etc.) _______________________________________ Make checks payable to: Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8433 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois 60561 Not ready to register yet? For more information, write or call the Center: 630/969-4141; Fax: 630/969-3376; e-mail: CSCRetreat@aol.com Be sure to visit our website www.carmelitespiritualcenter.org

Deposits ($100 per retreat, $15/workshop) are due at time of registration. Balance payable upon arrival. My non-refundable deposit of $ ____________ is enclosed.

City_____________________________________ State______ Zip _________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

In order to avoid disappointment, please register by the date listed for each program. Deposits are non-refundable and are due at time of registration.

E-mail__________________________________________________________________

For detailed brochures call Darlene at 630-969-4141

Phone (home)______________________ Phone (work) ____________________________

October 14-25, 2012

Name __________________________________________________________________

The Holy Land

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This is a new trip inside Turkey (Asia Minor) following the growth of the early church and the Journeys of Saint Paul. The trip, a rich journey through biblical history includes: Istanbul, Adana (Tarsus), Antioch, Cappadocia, Konya, Lystra, Pamukkale, Izmir, Colossae, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Ephesus, Sardis, and Nicea.

Please register me for:

April 23 – May 5, 2012

2012 January-July Programs

Turkey: in the Footsteps of Saint Paul

Carmelite Spiritual Center Registration

with Father Bob Colaresi, O.Carm.

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Pilgrimages

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From Route 80: From the West, Rte. 80 East to I-55 North, exit Cass Ave. North and proceed as above. From the East, Rte. 80 West to I-294 North to I-55 South. Exit Cass Ave. North and proceed as above.

The Carmelite Spiritual Center extends the Carmelite Tradition of hospitality to men and women who search for God and Spiritual meaning in their everyday lives.

8433 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois 60561

630-969-4141 Fax: 630-969-3376 www.carmelitespiritualcenter.org e-mail: retreats@carmelitespiritualcenter.org facebook.com/CarmeliteSpiritualCenter We offer: Retreats, Workshops, Renewal days 30 twin-bedded rooms with private baths Air-conditioned comfort-smoke free environment Delicious home-cooked meals Multi-purpose meeting rooms for 10 to 150 (Groups may bring their own Facilitator or ask for one of our staff) 40 acres of lovely grounds with lake Book & Gift Shop National Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux Eucharist: Monday-Friday at 11:30 AM

Carmelite Spiritual Center Spring 2012 Brochure  

Spring and Summer 2012 Workshops, Retreats and Pilgrimages taking place at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, IL.

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