(Events pertinent to religious may be submitted to the Office for Religious for consideration of publication)


Religious Life for the 21st Century: Creating Communities of Hope on a Global Scale
Fall Lecture Series with Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, PhD
Mondays thru December 4 (7-8pm)
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago):


The Theological Vision of Paul with Rev. Donald Senior, CP
Wednesdays thru December 6 (7-8pm)
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago, IL)


To Redeem the Soul of America: Martin Luther King’s Vision and Its Challenge to American Catholics
October 24, 2017 (7pm)
Dominican University Siena Center (River Forest):


Martin Luther, The Reformation, and Why They Still Matter with Brad S. Gregory
October 24, 2017  (6:30pm Reception; 7pm lecture)
DePaul University: Schmitt Academic Center 161 (Lincoln Park Campus)


Mary’s Women Fall Tea: Undoing the Everyday Knots of Our Lives with Mary Undoer of Knots
Presented by Lauren Nelson and Mayslake Ministries
October 28, 2017 (7pm)
Double Tree Hotel (Downers Grove):


Women’s Retreat: Autumn Delights
October 28-29, 2017
The Port (Frankfort, IL):


Renewing Our Covenant Service lead by Cardinal Blase Cupich and Bishop Wayne Miller
October 31, 2017  (7pm)
Holy Name Cathedral  (Chicago):


Women’s Silent Retreat: Encountering Jesus Today with Fr. Edward Schmidt, SJ
November 3-5, 2017
Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center (Chicago):


Tolton: From Slave to Priest Premiere
November 5, 2017  (4pm)
Du Sable Museum of African American History:


Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours with Macrina Wiederkehr,OSB & Velma Frye
November 10-12, 2017
Siena Retreat Center:


The Truth of Human Nature: Christian Anthropology lecture discussion with Fr. Matthew Bozovsky
November 12, 2017  (Noon-1:30pm)
St. Catherine Laboure Parish (Glenview, IL)


Faith, Spirituality and Caregiving by Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD
November 14, 2017 (7pm)
Dominican University Siena Center (River Forest):


Grace in the Now: The Gospel of Encounter
Religious Formation Conference 2017 Congress
November 16-18, 2017
Hilton Milwaukee Center (Milwaukee, WI)


Conscience and Calling with John Neafsey
November 18, 2017  (9:30am-3:30pm)
Siena Retreat Center:


Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service
November 22, 2017      (12-1pm)
First United Methodist Church
77 W. Washington (Chicago IL)


Men’s Retreat: Christmas in the View of St. Francis with Fr. Michael Schaab
December 1-3, 2017
Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center (Wheatland, IA)


Eucharistic Spirituality Retreat: The Greatest Sign of His Merciful Love presented by Fr. Jim White, CSsR
December 1-3, 2017
Redemptorist Retreat Center (Oconomowoc, WI):


The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: Reflections from Dorothy Day’s Granddaughter
December 7, 2017 (7pm)
Dominican University Siena Center (River Forest):


Life’s Necessary Losses: Grieving Soulfully Opening to Transformation presented by Jennifer Christ
December 8-10, 2017
Redemptorist Retreat Center (Oconomowoc, WI):


12th Annual Posada: Seeking Immigration Reform
December 15, 2017
7am start at 101 W. Congress:


Annual Drury Lane performance for Women Religious: 42nd Street
December 19, 2017 luncheon and matinee performance
Drury Lane Theatre (Oak Brook,IL)
[Formal invitation and further details will be sent to Religious Institutes late-November]



The Spiritual Exercises: “Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?” 
Men’s silent retreat with Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ sponsored by Mayslake Ministries
January 5-7, 2018
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL)


March for Life Chicago 2018
January 14, 2018  (2-4pm)
Federal Plaza (50 W. Adams – Chicago):


Chicago Faith Congress
February 28, 2018
Loyola University Lakeshore Campus:


Silent Lenten Retreat: Our Life Journey with the Saints with Fr. Robert Flack, SJ
March 9-11, 2018
Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center (Chicago):


Imagining Justice: A Learning Lab for Leaders and Justice Providers
Sponsored by LCWR
March 12-15, 2018
Redemptorist Renewal Center (Tucson, AZ)


Lenten Reflections with Fr. James Martin, SJ
March 22-23, 2018  (7pm)
Holy Name Cathedral (Chicago)


From Promise to Resurrection: Walking with Jesus Through His Passion 
Men’s silent retreat with Fr. David Shields sponsored by Mayslake Ministries
March 23-25, 2018
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL)


Directed Retreat
June 17-22, 2018
Chiara Center (Springfield, IL)


Religious Life: A Spring of Water Welling Up to Eternal Life with Fr. Donald Willard, CSsR
5-Day Preached Retreats for Women Religious and Associates
May 29-June 3; June 11-16; July 9-16, 2018
Redemptorist Retreat Center (Oconomowoc, WI):


Envisioning the Future of Catholic Religious Archives: A Working Conference
July 11-13, 2018
Boston College:
For further information, contact Michael Burns: