Mayslake Ministries

A sacred center for spiritual direction, pastoral counseling and spiritual formation for adult Catholic/Christian men and women.

Founded by the Franciscans in 1991

Spiritual Direction

Seeking spiritual direction is an invitation from Jesus to step out of the boat, and to learn to trust him with each step of life's journey. Mayslake Ministries is a leader in the field of Spiritual Direction, with forty-five certified spiritual directors on staff, each skilled in a wide variety of areas including: grief, addiction, adoption and infertility, elder issues, military, oncology issues, Women’s and Men’s Spirituality. Select a specialty from the drop-down below to find matching spiritual directors.


Sacred Presence Program

This intensive ten-month program provides men and women with the spiritual formation and necessary skills to answer God’s call to the ministry of Spiritual Direction, while earning a professional certificate in Spiritual Direction. The program is staffed by a team of practicing Mayslake Ministries Spiritual Directors and affiliates who for decades, have accompanied spiritual seekers on their journey to grow closer to God.



19th Annotation – The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life

This online Ignatian retreat is a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationships with God.

Biblical Institute

The Biblical Institute serves everyone who wants in-depth study of the Bible and prayerful reflection on Scripture within a Catholic faith community.

Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist

Understand 'why' the true Presence is real. Explore the challenges of belief and desire more of Jesus.

Specialized Ministries

Veterans Ministry

A Free Christian retreat program designed to help military men and women come to spiritual healing and reconciliation with God, themselves and with one another.

Parish Mission Speakers

Mayslake Ministries offers gifted speakers to serve the needs of your parish in many areas.

Eucharistic Revival Speakers

In the United States, a three year movement has been started to help all Catholics be healed and formed by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.

Featured Events

19th Annotation – The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life - Online Ignatian Retreat

Program is offered on Wednesday’s from 7:00 to 9:00pm, October 5, 2022, to May 10th, 2023.

Tuition: $900.00 payable in three installments.

The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationships with God. For centuries the Exercises were most commonly given as a “long retreat” of about 30 days in solitude and silence. In recent years, there has been a renewed emphasis on the Spiritual Exercises as a program for laypeople. The most common way of going through the Exercises today is a “retreat in daily life,” also known as the 19th Annotation. An eight-month program of prayer practices, weekly group process and monthly meetings with a spiritual director. Through this experience, retreatants come to a greater awareness of God’s presence in their lives. Facilitated by Lori Bertucci-Thibeau.


Coming Home - A Healing Retreat for Veterans - October 2022

Mayslake Ministries offers FREE spiritual outreach programs to our military men and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress. This unique, non-religious, spiritually focused, retreat specifically addresses the issue of Post Traumatic Spiritual Stress.


Fall Conference with Fr. Ronald Rolheiser

Join us for our Fall Conference as we welcome back Fr. Rolheiser, the noted author and Catholic Priest. Tickets are $35 per person. Zoom link will be sent to participants three days before event.

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Sarah Hart in Concert

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Registration is now open for the Sarah Hart Benefit Concert for Mayslake Ministries. Tickets are $15 per person, $20 at the door. Refreshments and prize baskets. NAME TAGS will serve as tickets and will be given out at the door.

Sarah Hart is one of the leading figures in contemporary Catholic music today; her songs of faith have touched thousands of lives. Sarah lives in Nashville with her husband and two daughters. She is an avid writer, having published multiple retreat books, and a musical based on the life of St. Bernadette.

A benefit concert for Mayslake Ministries' 30th Anniversary at Ascension Church, OakBrook Terrace.