News and Events


January 19, 2019
Day of Celebration of  Consecrated Life with Cardinal Cupich
Our Lady of Loretto Parish
9825 S. Kostner, Hometown, IL 60456

April 23, 2019
Cardinal’s Meeting with Leadership of Religious Men and Women

June 22, 2019
Archdiocesan Celebration of Religious Jubilees



7–9: 2018 Advent Retreat – Registration is Limited.
From 12/7, 7:00 PM through 12/9, 2:00 PM
Nazareth Spirituality Center, Batavia, IL
For more information please call Linda Isleib at 630-879-1296 or visit our website at

7-9: Silent Weekend Retreat for Men and Women: “Life’s Necessary Losses” - Grieving Soulfully/Opening to Transformation - Presented by Jennifer Christ
From 12/7, 4:00 PM through 12/9, Noon (Lunch)
Redemptorist Retreat Center
1800 North Timber Trail Lane, Oconomowoc, WI, 53066-4897
Call 262.567.6900 for more information or visit

8-9: Annual collection for Retired Religious
The annual collection will take place this year the weekend of December 8-9.  The Archdiocese of Chicago has always been among the most generous with this collection. Please remember to keep those who contribute in your thoughts and prayers as promised at the time of the collection.  Please consider speaking at Masses the weekend of the collection in order to help promote the cause.

9: Advent Film Series at Nazareth Spirituality Center in Batavia, IL
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
717 North Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL
At the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

9: Advent Day of Solitude at Siena Retreat Center
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI, 53402
Cost: $35 (includes $10 non-refundable deposit; spiritual direction appointment, if desired; and the noon meal)

Through this Advent day of quiet, refresh your spirit by creating your own Prayer day and schedule with opportunities for nature walks, reading, contemplative prayer, spiritual direction, and creative expression.

10: Soul Searching – Journey of Thomas Merton (Becoming Mystics and Prophets)
10:00-11:15 AM and 6:30-7:45 PM.
Siena Retreat Center 5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402

We will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Thomas Merton by watching, reflecting upon, and discussing excerpts of a documentary about the Trappist monk (offered twice). Free will offering accepted at Siena Retreat Center.

11/12: Evangelizer of the Americas: La Morenita (Indigenous Spirituality Series)

Dec. 11: 6:30-8 PM and Dec. 12: 9:30-11 AM
Siena Retreat Center 5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402

Come learn songs in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe and share in special prayers, including the Litany of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Free will offering accepted.

14: La Verna Day of Reflection with Janice Keenan, OSF
9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Fee:  $50
Theme: “Openness”

14: Heralds of Advent: An Advent Day of Reflection
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
5637 Erie  Racine, WI 53402
Cost: $45 (includes $10 non-refundable deposit, supplies, and noon meal)

During our time together we will prayerfully reflect on the visits by heavenly messengers that came to Mary, Joseph and the shepherds  in the fields of Bethlehem.

16: Advent Film Series at Nazareth Spirituality Center in Batavia, IL
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
717 North Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL
At the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

31-1/1: New Year’s Eve Overnight of Renewal with Rev. Seamus Murphy, SJ
The Chicago Cenacle:



18: National March for Life (Washington, DC)

18-20: 20 & 30s Retreat 2019: Staying at the Table: Our Commitment to Community
Phoenix, AZ
Giving Voice’s Peer-led weekend of prayer, relaxation and community.

24: Spirituality of St. Clare – Brother Bill Hugo, OFM Cap.
5:30 PM for dinner; 7:00 PM for Presentation/Discussion; 8:30 PM
Catholic Theological Union
5416 S. Cornell, Chicago, IL 60615

22-27: World Youth Day (in Panama)


7-10: National Vocation Discernment Retreat for Hispanic Women Hispanic women (ages 21-40) who are discerning the call to religious life are invited to a national vocation discernment retreat.  It will be offered in English and Spanish at the Hilton Airport Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

$30 Registration Fee(non-refundable) includes retreat, lodging, and meals.

For more information contact Sister Marichui Bringas, CCVI or visit the website at

8-14: National Catholic Sisters Week
A celebration of the lives and legacies of Catholic Sisters.
For more information, email