Upcoming Programs

JamesFinleyTwo Exciting Retreats by Dr. James Finley

The Spirituality of Healing

February 12, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Presented by James Finley, Ph.D.

Cost: $75 per person (includes lunch)

A one day retreat exploring a seven step, contemplative approach to the decisive role spirituality can play in healing trauma and all forms of suffering. The day is intended for clinicians, pastoral counselors, spiritual directions, trauma survivors, those in twelve step recovery programs and for all who are interested in the spiritual dimensions of healing. The day will include short periods of silent meditation and discussion of the themes presented. CEU units pending.


Falling in Love with God: The Spiritual Teachings of St. John of the Cross

February 13-15, 2015
Presented by James Finley, Ph.D.,
Carmelite Center, 8501 Bailey Road, Darien, Il 60561

Friday, Feb 13 -7 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Feb 14: 9:00 – 12:00, 1:30 – 4:00; 7:00 – 9:30
Sunday, Feb. 15: 9:00 – 12:00, 1:30 – 3:00

Cost: $150 before December 20, 2014, $175 after December 20th till conference. Overnight hotel accommodations and food options available nearby.

This weekend conference/retreat provides a gentle introduction to the spiritual teachings of the 16th century Spanish Carmelite mystic St. John of the Cross. An emphasis will be given to how St. John of Cross guides us through the dark night of the soul in which we come to a profound experience of God’s oneness with us in all things. This retreat is intended for sincere beginners as well as those more experienced in the practice of contemplative prayer. Time will be provided for periods of silent meditation, personal reflection and discussion of the themes presented.