The Beatitudes: Key to Peace and Healing

January 26 - 28, 2024

- Men's Retreat

The most difficult Christian doctrine is not the Trinity nor the Resurrection, but the Beatitudes – that we are to be “happy and blessed” when poor, mourning, insulted, persecuted, and suffering injustice.  Explore what Jesus meant in the beatitudes, how he lived these, and how Jesus empowers us to also “be happy and blessed” wherever we struggle.  Where we are not able to live the beatitudes, we will begin to heal the underlying hurts so “in everything God works for good with those who love him” (Rm 8:28)

Retreat Director:

Fr. Matt Linn, SJ

Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ was ordained in 1973 and has focused his ministry on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  He has advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality, and theology.  Since 1970 Fr. Matt has taught courses & led retreats on healing in every state and in over 60 countries. He currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains adults to be spiritual directors.  Fr. Matt along with Dennis and Sheila Linn have written 23 books translated in over 20 languages, (all in Spanish) and with over a million copies in English. 


Arrupe Retreat House
Friday, January 26, 2024

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Retreat fee includes private room and all meals during your stay.
St. Francis Xavier