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Contemplation in Action: A Virtual Ignatian Pilgrimage
Location: Conference Center
Category: Conference Retreats
Date: Sunday July 26, 2020 through Friday July 31, 2020
Cost: $420.00
Minimum Deposit: $100.00


7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26 to
Noon Friday, July 31, 2020

Contemplation in Action:
A Virtual Ignatian Pilgrimage

with Carolyn Capuano, HM, MS, MTS, CHW & Melinda Smith, MD

Using media, music, film and scripture, this guided retreat (one conference each day with optional evening films) will trace the life journey of Ignatius of Loyola. It will explore the dynamics of his Spiritual Exercises and the call to live as contemplatives in action. Conducted in an atmosphere of quiet, there will be ample time for personal prayer and celebration of the Eucharist each day.

Carolyn Capuano, HM currently serving as the Vice President of Mission and Ministry at Mercy Medical Center, Canton, OH, has over 25 years of experience in retreat (both directed and preached) and spiritual direction ministry. She holds master’s degrees in the biological sciences (Cleveland State University) and in theology (Weston Jesuit School of Theology/ Boston College STM) and received her retreat/ spiritual direction training at Jesuit Renewal Center, Milford, OH and at Weston Jesuit. She has offered retreats at Villa Maria Retreat Center, Eastern Point Jesuit Retreat House, Jesuit Renewal Center, Jesuit Retreat House (Parma), and St. Francis Retreat Center, (Lansing, MI).

Melinda Smith, MD a Clinical Professor of OB/GYN for the Northeast Ohio Medical University and has been serving the Youngstown area as an obstetrician/ gynecologist for over 25 years. Originally from North Dakota, she holds a bachelor’s degree in biology (Creighton University), a M.D. (Univ. of North Dakota School of Medicine) and received her retreat/spiritual direction training through the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll University. She has offered workshops on a variety of Ignatian topics and on the intersection between health and spirituality.


If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so. 
You may:
• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of this page
• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member of our friendly staff
• complete and mail a printable registration form along with your payment to:

     Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
     2067 Evergreen Road
     P.O. Box 424
     Villa Maria, PA 16155 

Refund Policy 

(Includes Retreat, Lodging and Meals from Light Supper on Sunday to Lunch on Friday)
For more information
Phone: 724-964-8886
May 2021
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