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Recovery Retreat for those in a 12-Step Program: The Spirituality of Recovery

December 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - December 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm


This retreat has reached capacity. Please call us at 404 255 0503 to place your name on a wait list and to receive a call back in the event of a cancellation.  Thank you for your understanding.

Directed by Brad Hamrlik

The Spirituality of Recovery: Rocketing to the Fourth Dimension of Existence


Step into our warm and inclusive atmosphere, as we come together to explore what AA Founder Bill W. describes as the “Fourth Dimension of Existence”. Prepare to awaken your spirit and embrace the transformative power of spirituality in your personal journey of recovery. This weekend retreat is carefully crafted to provide a nurturing and enriching experience, allowing you to find solace, inspiration, and a deeper connection with God and yourself.


Drawing on insights from “The Spirituality of Imperfection” by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham, we will delve into the essence of spirituality and its pivotal role in the journey of recovery.  Join us as we unpack this theme through introspective sessions, soulful exploration, and contemplative exercises.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This retreat is not suitable for anyone in acute withdrawal or initial stages of recovery. Please consult a behavioral health hospital. This retreat serves those seeking ongoing motivation for sobriety maintenance.


This is a silent retreat. Guests are expected to maintain a sacred silence throughout the retreat, including at meals, unless otherwise noted.


Brad Hamrlik has served as a spiritual director since 2004 while earning his Certificate in Spiritual Direction at Loyola University in Chicago as a Jesuit in formation. He made the 30-day Silent Retreat form of the Spiritual Exercises and has led others through the 19th Annotation Retreat in Everyday Life form. Brad has served Ignatius House as a member of the Board of Directors. He also co-directed the Contemplative Leaders in Action program for young adults through Ignatius House.  As a young adult “seeker”, Brad experienced God in may ways; but only after beginning spiritual direction with Sr. Pat Thompson did he begin to communicate with God in a two-way dialogue. “In all my Catholic upbringing, I never learned how to develop an actual relationship with God—I learned that from Sr. Pat and all the wonderful Jesuits I have encountered, as well as from all the beautiful lay folks dedicated to this ministry.” Brad is open to working with anyone seeking a deeper relationship with God. He has particular experience working with young adults; former, prospective, and current religious; and those in recovery.Brad lives in Roswell with his wife, two children, and two dogs. He enjoys sailing and nature.


To discuss alternative payment arrangements or financial assistance for those in hardship, please call 404.255.0503. Please note that we cannot reserve your space in the interim. Thank you for your understanding.



December 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
December 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
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