Living the Paschal Mystery
Dying and Rising with Christ

February 17 - 19, 2023

Xavier University English literature professor Fr. Thomas Savage used to say: “Life is transitory.”  With every passing day, we realize more vividly that “here we have no lasting city, but we seek the one that is to come” – Hebrews 13:14.  We who have been baptized into the death of Jesus confidently await what God holds in store for those who love Him.  

This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on our personal experiences of dying and death in view of our hope in God “who will wipe every tear from [our] eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning.” – Revelation 21:4 


Arrupe Retreat House
Sponsor Group
Pope Paul VI
Dates & Times
Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 5:45 PM
Sunday, February 19, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Retreat fee includes private room and all meals during your stay.

Fr. Peter Bernardi, SJ

Retreat Director

Peter Bernardi, the eldest of 8 children, graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Xavier University. After graduate philosophy studies and teaching at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1976. Ordained a priest in 1987, he completed doctoral studies in theology at The Catholic University of America, and then taught at Loyola University of New Orleans (1996-2010) and Loyola University of Chicago (2009-2020). Currently Fr. Peter serves as “theologian in residence” at the Lumen Christi Institute and as a sacramental minister at Calvert House in Hyde Park, Chicago.