Pursuing Peace of Mind: A Retreat with a Spanish Soldier and Saint

The Veterans & Military Ministry of Blessed Sacrament Parish in DC present:

Lessons and Tools from a Wounded Warrior of the 1500s: Inner Peace, Gratitude and Reflection, a Half-Day Retreat

Date And Time

Sat, March 7, 2020

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST


5034 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

2nd Floor

Knights of Columbus, Washington Council

Washington, DC 20016

What do you and a Wounded Warrior from the 1500s have in common? Are you looking for inner peace and ways to promote gratitude in your life?

Please Join Fellow Veterans, Active Duty Military and Caregivers on Saturday, March 7 to learn and explore the world of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish solider. Experience a taste of two of his “exercises,” and practice the Examen prayer, a tool to promote interior peace and gratitude. All are welcome!

A Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Facilitator, Bill Coffin, is a U.S. Navy veteran and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He retired as a Commander, having served 24 years on active and reserve duty. In addition to his military service, he spent part of his professional career working for the U.S. Navy as a civilian and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He conducts Ignatian Retreats at his parish, St. Andrew the Apostle in Silver Spring, Maryland. He and his wife, Pat, have 4 grown children and 7 grandkids and they like to bike.