Journeying with Jesus
March 8-10, 2019
Life is a journey. For Christians, that means walking with Jesus and becoming more deeply aware of His presence in our everyday life experiences, as well as, our times of celebration and of sorrow. His story is our story. Through Scripture, reflection and prayer we will journey together breaking open His message, His mission and His call to us as women today.
Paul Macke, SJ
Fr. Paul Macke, SJ currently is the Jesuit Mission Coordinator and Director of Adult Ministry at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford. Previously, he served 7 years as Executive Director of Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House just outside Chicago. He is well-experienced in retreat ministry, having served in pastoral ministry in Alaska for 17 years. Following his years in Alaska, he was appointed Secretary for Pastoral Ministries and Jesuit Life for the Jesuit Conference of the United States in Washington, DC. He holds an MA in counseling and D.Min. in pastoral psychotherapy.
Mary McKeon, originally from Quincy, Illinois, is a graduate of Marquette University. Mary taught school in Milwaukee’s inner city prior to her move to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the United States Senate. Upon moving to Michigan with her late husband David, Mary served on the staff of her parish and was a school, parish and community volunteer. She worked in adult and religious education, youth ministry, sacrament preparation, and liturgical ministry.
Mary was trained in spiritual direction through the Ignatian Spirituality Internship Program at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and was hired there to begin a women’s ministry program. She served on the Manresa staff giving retreats for both youth and adults, and in 2014 received Manresa’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012 Mary joined the Barrington, Illinois Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House ministry team where she continues to offer retreats in the Ignatian tradition, spiritual direction, prayer programs and days/evenings of reflection.