November 3-6, 2016
God calls you into the quiet to remind you love remains. Love in the midst of turmoil and the tension of daily life. Love in the joy of a new job and delight of a new baby. Love comes. Love sustains. Love redeems. Love remains.
All women are invited to this ignatian retreat at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House to begin the evening of Thursday, November 3 and concluding with lunch Sunday, November 6. Make your reservations today. Space is limited.
Carol Atwell Ackels
The retreat guide for the November 3-6, 2016 women's retreat is Carol Atwell Ackels. Carol, Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute, has offered the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius all across the United States, including weekend preached retreats, the Exercises in Everyday Life, and one-to-one directed retreats.
She is a Senior Ignatian Fellow of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, and was recognized with Montserrat's Ignatian Award in 2016. Carol regularly gives programs and days of reflection to parish and Church groups, as well as workshops and formation programs to help others move into retreat ministry and spiritual companioning. Appointed by the Jesuit Provincial, she served six years on the province Commission on Ministry--the group that discerns long-range planning for apostolic work of the Jesuits and their colleagues.
Carol worked with Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J. in developing the Toward Greater Freedom retreat, and co-authored with Fr. Joe Tetlow, S.J. the twelve week ignatian retreat, Finding Christ in the World. Carol holds a J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law and has worked with numerous Catholic organizations in communications and fundraising. She and her husband reside in Dallas. They are parents of five adult children, and grandparents to two (so far!)