Introductory Note:

Our Renovaré Institute team had the immense joy and distinct pleasure of spending a week with our students in the Dallas cohort last week. It was their last residency together before they complete the 2-year program at the end of July.

With their permission, we wanted to share a few photographs with you from the week. We think we picked some that show a bit of the holiness, fellowship, beauty, and fun of these gatherings.

If you feel a heart’s tug to participate in a Christian Spiritual Formation program that offers nourishing academics and rich experiential practices all within the context of a small, intentional community of fellow pilgrims, check out our Renovaré Institute page. Applications are open for our 2018-2020 Chicago cohort.

Renovaré Team

We met at beau­ti­ful Montser­rat Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dal­las, TX.

We were not kid­ding around about that beau­ti­ful.’

Space for solitude.

Space for togetherness.

Space for the sacred. God gives us a light show through the stained glass.

Car­olyn Arends (Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion) and Helen Edwards (Prax­is Grad­er) con­grat­u­late a student.

Car­olyn Arends shares a laugh with a stu­dent dur­ing the clos­ing ceremony.

Ren­o­varé Pres­i­dent Chris Hall, Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ty Life Nathan Fos­ter, and Min­istry Team mem­bers Mimi Dixon and James Cat­ford pray for a student.

Send­ing anoth­er stu­dent off with prayer.

Three stu­dents show off their match­ing uni­forms,” in hon­or of one of the stu­den­t’s homeland.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Dal­las Cohort! What a bless­ing it is to know each of you.

📚 The 2022 – 23 Ren­o­varé Book Club

This year’s nine-month, soul-shap­ing jour­ney fea­tures four books, old and new, prayer­ful­ly curat­ed by Ren­o­varé. Now under­way and there’s still time to join.

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