Why you (yes, you) should go on a retreat

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If you’ve never been on a retreat—or if you have—this week’s guest is perfect for you. Father Joe Laramie is a Jesuit and campus minister. For years, Father Joe has been giving retreats, and this year, he published Abide in the Heart of Christ: A 10-day personal retreat with St. Ignatius Loyola. The book uses the Spiritual Exercises to “help in the formation of your heart according to Christ.”

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We talk with Father Joe about the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian retreats versus other retreats and what this ministry has taught him.

In Signs of the Times, we recap Pope Francis’ recent trip to sub-Saharan Africa, including comments he made during his papal flights; Cardinal Joseph Tobin and Catholics protesting immigration in New Jersey; the new archbishop of Seattle; Pope Francis getting stuck in an elevator—for 25 minutes; and finally, our thoughts on the new trailer for “The Two Popes,” a film starring Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict and Jonathan Pryce as Pope Francis.

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Links from the show:

Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius

Change the world, don’t just gripe about it, pope tells young people

Pope Francis to journalist: ‘I am honored that the Americans attack me.’

Cardinal Tobin joins hundreds of Catholics protesting immigration detention

‘I am a pastor, not a prince.’ New Seattle archbishop will not live in mansion

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