Forty Four state chaplains from California met for retreat this week at Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz. Fr. Mike Kennedy of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative facilitated the retreat, assisted by his team Bobby Garcia, Kevin Miller, and Arturo Lopez.
The goal of the retreat was to create time for the chaplains to learn together and then provide tools to replicate activities in their own institutions. The theme of the retreat was Friendship, the Cross, and Resurrection." Retreatants used the book Entering Christ’s Prayer: A Retreat in 32 Meditations, by Eric Jensen, S.J.
The leadership staff of the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative at the retreat in Santa Cruz