A Long, Loving Look at the Real:

Encountering God in a Distracted World

January 7 - 9, 2022

We live in uncertain times, and St. Ignatius provides practical tools for building our spiritual home on the rock of Christ.  Fr. Joe Simmons weaves scripture, stories, and elements of the Spiritual Exercises to help us uncover where Christ is always, already laboring in our lives. Join us this weekend and sift through the distractions in life and rekindle the fire of God’s love.


Arrupe Retreat House
Sponsor Group
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Dates & Times
Friday, January 7, 2022 @ 5:45 PM
Sunday, January 9, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
Retreat fee includes private room and all meals during your stay.

Joseph Simmons, SJ

Retreat Director

Fr. Joseph Simmons, SJ, a native of Milwaukee, is passionate about Catholic education and renewing the Christian imagination in light of God’s vision for humanity.  Fr. Joe has taught languages and philosophy at Jesuit schools throughout the Midwest and has directed over 30 Ignatian retreats around the US and UK.  He is currently working on a doctorate at Campion Hall in England on atheist writers who remain “bothered by God.”  Fr. Joe looks forward to finishing his studies and helping college students wrestle with the big questions in life.  He loves the priesthood, dry humor, and Oxford commas.