Do you desire a better understanding of God's love for you?
Do you sometimes wonder whether you are following your own desire or God's will for you?
Are you looking for a means to discern His Call?
Would you like a new method for prayer and reflection?
If so, then the Ignatian Exercises may be for you.
The Spiritual exercises were developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola over 400 years ago as a method of helping people become closer to God and have a better understanding of His working in our daily lives. Through meditation, prayer, journaling, reflection and spiritual direction, you will restore your soul and bring balance to your life. This 32 week version of the Spiritual Exercises offers a retreat opportunity to fit the busy schedule. Every other week all participants meet together for a presentation and community sharing. Participants will also meet individually with a spiritual companion at a mutually agreeable time for guidance.
Ignatian Exercises Team/Spiritual Directors: Anna Giannelli Good, Don Javete, Annabella Castaldo, Laura Bennett
The Spiritual Exercises are powerful prayer exercises in the form of a half hour personal daily prayer, bi-weekly meetings and individual meetings with a spiritual companion twice a month. These exercises closely follow the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
This retreat offers you:
An opportunity to share your spiritual life
New and/or deeper prayer methods
A deeper understanding of discernment
A group that supports and shares with you
What is Expected?
As a retreat participant, you will be asked to commit yourself to the following:
Spend a half hour daily in personal prayer
Be willing to discuss your prayer life, feelings, values, and deep desires with your spiritual companion
Keep a journal of your prayer experiences
Be willing to fully commit nine months (September through May) to the retreat
When and Where are the Weekly Meetings?
The bi-weekly meetings will be determines by the group schedule, September through May. The meetings will be held in the Parish Rectory every other Saturday morning at 7:30 AM.