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Institute for Lay Ministry Presents Online Lenten Retreat

Join esteemed faculty for a self-paced, free lenten retreat examining sexual integrity and the connection between sex and spirituality

by Editorial Team

“If you don’t reveal it, you can’t heal it.” God wants us to bring our wounds to him, the Divine Physician, so he can heal, free, and rescue us.

As we begin Lent, the Institute for Lay Ministry is presenting a free, virtual retreat experience entitled Growing in Sexual Integrity. Join five globally esteemed professors to learn about the connection between sex and spirituality and how Catholics can integrate these two in a healthy and holy way.

Presenters include:

Fr. John Riccardo, Executive Director of Acts XXIX, Former Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Plymouth, Michigan

Dr. Patricia Cooney Hathaway, Professor of Spiritual and Systematic Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Dr. Timothy Hogan, Clinical Psychologist,  Part-time Faculty, Sacred Heart Major Seminary 

Karen Hogan, Director of Faith Formation, Resurrection Parish, Canton

Jeff Jay, Addiction Counselor & Clinical Interventionist

Dr. Timothy O’Malley, Director of Education, McGrath Institute for Church Life, Notre Dame

Dr. Susan Muto, Executive Director, Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality

Eve Tushnet, Author, Blogger, & Speaker

Bishop John M. Quinn, Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota

Beginning on Sunday, February 21st, Growing in Sexual Integrity will be presented in six virtual modules that students and learners are encouraged to complete at their own pace.

To learn more or register, visit

Editorial Team

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Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Christ-centered Catholic community of faith and higher learning committed to forming leaders who will proclaim the good news of Christ to the people of our time. As a leading center of the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart serves the needs of the Archdiocese of Detroit and contributes to the mission of the universal Church.