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Ignatius House
Cursillo Community Retreat

The Cursillo Secretariat is excited to extend an invitation to a special retreat exclusively for Cursillistas! Information follows:

 

Who: All Cursillistas and spouses. This retreat is open to the whole community whether your Cursillo weekend was last year or 30 years ago. Spouses are welcome - they do not need to be Catholic or have made a Cursillo weekend.

 

When: August 2nd - 4th (Fri-Sun), 2024.

 

Where: Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center in Atlanta

 

Accommodations: Individual rooms with private bathrooms. A small number of couples rooms are available.

 

Cost: $400/person, $750/couple in a shared room (if available). All meals are included beginning with dinner on Friday and concluding with lunch on Sunday.

 

Details: Ignatius House will be exclusively utilized by the Cursillo community on the weekend. Only 50 spots are available. Participants must stay at Ignatius House.

 

Registration: Space is limited. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve your spot, please send an email to Anthony Nettuno at nettuno44@gmail.com.

 

Retreat Description:

We can all use the type of spiritual revitalization that Cursillo promotes. This guided weekend retreat at Ignatius House is designed as an opportunity to deepen the encounter with God awakened during our Cursillo weekend.  Participants will be introduced to important principles of Jesuit prayer and engage in meditations based on key aspects of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola including: grace, discerning God’s dream for us, imaginative prayer, and the Examen. The retreat combines elements of guided prayer experiences, silent periods of meditation, and individual one-on-one spiritual conversations with a spiritual director as well as opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

 

The retreat will be led by Sr Susan Arcaro, Fr Jim Fleming, and Kimi Nettuno.  Bishop Ned Schlesinger will join us for Mass on Sunday.  

Retreat Leaders Bios:

 

Sister Susan Arcaro, r.c. shares the Mission of the Cenacle Sisters with adults at Ignatius House and in parishes of the Archdiocese of Atlanta as a spiritual director, retreat director, educator and facilitator of faith enrichment programs. She serves as an adjunct lecturer in Spring Hill College’s Certificate in Spiritual Direction program, a two-year program for women and men discerning a Call to the ministry of spiritual direction. Her special interests include RCIA, church history, children’s spirituality and sacred liturgy. She holds a B.A. in Education from Assumption College in Worchester, Mass., and M.A. in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction from Fordham University, and a diploma from Association Montessori Internationale.

Rev. James J. Fleming, SJ is from the USA East Province of the Society of Jesus and has been a Jesuit priest for 25 years. He joined Ignatius House on Aug. 3, 2022, as Spiritual Director and Director of Mission Outreach. Previously, he was the executive director of Campion Conference & Renewal Center in Weston, MA., and president of Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU). Before joining the leadership team at WJU, Fleming taught at Boston College (BC) and worked as director of mission assessment & planning in the Office of Mission and Ministry at BC, where he led a national research project related to the spiritual development of college students. While at BC, he served as spiritual director for student retreat programs and offered retreats and spiritual direction for faculty and administrators. He trained as a spiritual director at St. Bueno’s in Wales, UK, at Cova de Sant Ignasi in Manresa, Spain, and at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University where he earned a Master’s of Divinity with a focus in scripture and spirituality. He holds a Ph.D. in educational policy, organization, measurement, and evaluation from the University of California, Berkeley. He served as a lecturer and the Director of the University Academy at the University of San Francisco, and as an instructor of Urban Education at SCU. Fleming is a member of the National Board of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and previously served on the Boards of Nativity Prep Boston and Boston College High School.

Kimi Nettuno has gathered over 1000 hours of yoga and meditation training; she holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction, a Bachelor’s in Theology and Business, and a Master’s in Theological Studies from Spring Hill, Alabama’s Leading Jesuit Catholic Liberal Arts College. She leads retreats and workshops combining yoga and prayer at Ignatius House in Atlanta, GA. In 2023, she began teaching Discernment and Direction and Prayers and Psalms in the Diaconate program for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.

We can’t wait to share this special weekend with you! Please don’t wait to reserve your place.

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