- 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.
The Spiritual Exercises are powerful prayer exercises in the form of a half our 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 to the retreat
When and Where are the Weekly Meetings?
The weekly meetings usually begin in February in the Meeting Rooms in the evening from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
The cost of the Exercises is $150.00 per person and includes all materials and 4 one-on-one meetings with a Spiritual Directore. Financial support is available and cost should never be a reason to not attend.