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Long Lake Men’s AA Retreat

Long Lake AA Men's Retreat

The 33rd Annual Men’s AA Retreat

October 05 – 07, 2018 (Friday – Sunday) – Check-In begins at 5:00 pm Friday October 05, 2018

Camp Kimball – Long Lake
4502 Berlin Dr
Reading, MI 49274

Spirituality In The 12 Steps – Sponsored by Came To Believe

Retreat Master – Jim P.

For more details please contact any of the Men below:

Tim C. – 419-304-2629
Dennis E.  – 419-345-0065
Greg B. – 419-343-4639
Mike J. – 419-699-2450

Total Cost for the Men’s AA Retreat is $75.00 and includes all meals

Fr. Edward Dowling, SJ, a friend of Bill Wilson, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, was convinced that the Spiritual Exercises influenced the 12 Steps of AA (which guide many other 12-step programs). Bill Wilson said he had never heard of Ignatius or the Exercises. He said he sat down at his kitchen table one day and wrote out the 12 Steps in about 20 minutes. To this Fr. Dowling said, “If it were twenty weeks, you could suspect improvisation. Twenty minutes sounds reasonable under the theory of divine help.”

Map Directions:


Meeting Adversity

“Our spiritual and emotional growth in A.A. does not depend so deeply upon success as it does upon our failures and setbacks. If you will bear this in mind, I think that your slip will have the effect of kicking you upstairs, instead of down. “We A.A.’s have had no better teacher than Old Man Adversity, except in those cases where we refuse to let him teach us.”

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“Now and then all of us fall under heavy criticism. When we are angered and hurt, it’s difficult not to retaliate in kind. Yet we can restrain ourselves and then probe ourselves, asking whether our critics were really right. If so, we can admit our defects to them. This usually clears the air for mutual understanding. “Suppose our critics are being unfair. Then we can try to calm persuasion. If they continue to rant, it is still possible for us – in our hearts – to forgive them. Maybe a sense of humor can be our saving grace – thus we can both forgive and forget.”

1. Letter, 1958
2. Letter, 1966