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Father Jacques Philippe


Father Jacques Philippe Mission at Epiphany

LOOKING FOR PEACE AND HAPPINESS?  Mark your calendar for an inspiring mission from Father Jacques Phillippe the evenings of Sunday March 10, Monday March 11 and Tuesday March 12.  His works are noted for their simplicity, depth, and clarity.  Everyone welcome!!


About Father Jacques Phillippe, from his website:

Fr. Jacques Phillippe

Fr. Jacques Phillippe

With over one million copies sold in 24 languages, Jacques Philippe’s writings on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality.

Jacques Philippe was born on March 12, 1947 in Lorraine, France. After studying mathematics in college, he spent several years teaching and doing scientific research. In 1976, he met the then recently-founded Community of the Beatitudes and answered the Lord’s call to follow Him through this vocation (see below for more information on the Community of the Beatitudes). He then spent several years in Nazareth and Jerusalem immersing himself in the study of Hebrew and the Jewish roots of Christianity. In 1981, he traveled to Rome to study theology and canon law, was ordained a priest in 1985, and began his work as a spiritual director, working in the formation of priests and seminarians of the Community. In 1994, he returned to France, where he assumed various responsibilities including the development of training in the Community, and participation in its General Council. He has also preached retreats regularly in France and abroad and has consolidated his principal retreat themes into several books on spirituality. In recent years, he has devoted himself primarily to spiritual direction and preaching retreats.



Saturday March 9

  • 4:00pm - Fr Phillippe will preach mass. 

Sunday March 10

  • Fr Phillippe will preach all masses. 

  • 3:00pm - Father Phillippe will preach mass in French. All are welcome.

  • 6:30pm -Mission Day 1-- Mary, Mother of Mercy

 Monday March 11

  • 2:30pm - School Mass with Fr Philippe

  • 3:30pm - Fr Phillippe will address Epiphany Catholic School faculty members: Being Open to the Holy Spirit

  • 6:30pm Mission Day 2:  How to be open to the work of the Holy Spirit, geared toward families The mission will focus on families and is sponsored by the Shoenstatt families at Epiphany.  Childcare will be provided in the (location).

 Tuesday March 12

  • Noon - Fr Phillippe will lead Lectio Divina in the church, concluding by 1:00.  Open to everyone in the Bloomington/Normal Catholic community.

  • 6:30pm Mission Day 3: Fraternal life in the light of the Gospel, love of God and love of neighbor   To show our love of our neighbors, please bring a non-perishable food item or personal care item (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc) to donate to the St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.  

Earlier Event: March 7
Men's ACTS Spring Retreat 2019
Later Event: March 13
Hesburgh Lecture Series