The Mountaintop

The Place Where God Dwells

September 21-23, 2018

Throughout the Bible God reveals himself on mountaintops. In fact, we speak of “mountaintop experiences” in our lives–those moments where we have had a deep experience of God. This retreat will follow the prayers of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises in hopes that through silence and prayer these will be days of encountering our God who desires to reveal himself to us.


Arrupe Retreat House
Sponsor Group
Sorrowful Mother
Dates & Times
Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 5:45 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Retreat fee includes private room and all meals during your stay.

Brad Held, SJ

Retreat Director

Brad Held, SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 2006.  He was born and raised just outside of Milwaukee, WI. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, which is where he discerned a call to priesthood and came to see the Jesuits as the path through which he was to answer that call. Since entering the Jesuits he has studied at Fordham University and Boston College as well as taught at Red Cloud High School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He was ordained a priest in June 2017 and currently serves as a Campus Minister and Theology Teacher at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.

The Value of Silence

I make a lot of choices throughout a day about what I listen to. I switch between different radio stations in the car. If I don't want to hear people around me I pop my headphones in my ears. And it is important to choose to have some silence in life so that there is space to hear God. God who often speaks in a still small voice or an inspiration. Silence allows us to hear God as he passes by.