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DENA Men's Retreat from Demons & Dragons to Healing & GraceJOIN US FOR THE INAUGURAL YEAR of the DENA MEN’S RETREAT!

There is an urgency today to “set on fire” the Lasallian Catholic evangelical mission within each of our educational communities to do as Jesus did by joyfully announcing the radical Good News that God loves us all and calls us to cooperate in building God’s Kingdom.

From Demons and Dragons to Healing and Grace

For the Lasallian man, there must be a balance of reflection and action. We are called to the awareness of God’s presence in our life and in turn to bring God’s presence to the world through justice and service. There are dragons to be slayed, injustices to be confronted, oppression to be overcome, external obstacles to our dreams for a better life and world. Yet the heroic journeys of history inform us that before the dragons of the outside world can be slain, there is an even more important battle that must take place — the internal battle of the demons within. The prize of our battles and struggles is the experience of God’s healing and grace.

Join us for inspiring presentations, individual and group reflection, and meaningful ritual and prayer.

John Donahue GrossmanLead Presenter: John Donahue-Grossman

John Donahue-Grossman is an author, presenter, and retreat master for a Lasallian retreat center. He has served in education and ministry for 30 years as a high school theology teacher, development director, parish youth minister, and inspirational storyteller. While John speaks to a variety of audiences and topics, it is his passion, experience, and research in the area of the male spiritual journey that has led numerous parishes and conferences to have John serve as their keynote presenter or retreat master. John has been married to Laureen since 1987, has three adult children, two grandchildren and resides in Big Rock, Illinois. Visit John’s website at