Beloved Retreat


Mary Whiteside


Were you baptized or ARE you baptized?

With the leadership of Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson, Mike O’Gara and the Holy Family Beloved Team, we will be offering a Beloved Retreat to provide food for our hungry souls. We invite you to a weekend of new beginnings. Whether you are a young adult or have more life experience, male or female, single or married, religious or skeptic, hurt or healing, laid back or caffeinated, this is for you. This retreat model was founded in 1999 at Old St. Pat’s Church in Chicago where they have grown to three full retreats per year. Beloved is a safe, inclusive environment in the quiet pastoral setting of University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein. Come and laugh, pray, walk, talk, listen and rest with us…We welcome you to come away from the stress of life for a couple of days and let God lead you to new life.

Upcoming Retreat:

Terry Nelson-Johnson
Terry Nelson-Johnson, D.Min., was the leader of Holy Family’s outstanding Parish Mission in March, 2016. He taught at Loyola Academy for 18 years and is the Founder and Executive Director of Soul-Play, LLC, an experiential, theological, educational enterprise serving congregations, families, schools and adult retreats. Terry is currently serving at Old St. Pat’s in Chicago as Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith. He is married and the father of two children. To learn more about his work, visit his website at