A Lenten Retreat: Drawn from the Spiritual Exercises
An individually directed online Ignatian retreat, made online/in-person, for individuals who are familiar with prayer in the Ignatian way and are seeking to spend six weeks entering more deeply into the rhythm of the Spiritual Exercises. Individuals who make this retreat have made at least one Ignatian retreat previously or the full Spiritual Exercises.
Are you thinking about making the Spiritual Exercises?
The retreat could give you a ‘taste’ of what is involved in making the long retreat.
The retreat will be crafted for where you are on your journey with and to God.
Dates: February 19 - April 1, 2023
Registration Deadline: February 5th, 2023
How to prepare to make this retreat
As you ponder whether to make the retreat, we encourage you to look at your calendar and consider where you will carve out one hour to pray each day. Then block out the 60 minutes each day after February 19th.
All our spiritual directors are volunteers and will reserve this six weeks of retreat for you. We ask you to be faithful to your time commitment of praying daily and meeting with your spiritual director once a week. The registration form will ask you to identify the online platforms which you are comfortable using and the times when you can meet in person or online with a spiritual director.
Meeting in person assumes that you are fully vaccinated.
Retreatants who have made this retreat have found the opening and closing sessions integral to the experience. We will meet on Zoom for the opening and closing sessions. Information about how to access Zoom will be sent to you prior to the opening session. The opening session is Sunday, February 19th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and the closing session is Saturday, April 1st from 8:30 - 10:30 AM.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 5th, 2023
What retreatants have found helpful about the retreat:
“So wonderful. Truly transformational (heart of stone to heart of flesh) in bringing me closer to Jesus and helping me to embrace that he is with us always and everything he has is mine.”
“Uplifting. Amazing. I learned the power of meditative prayer which is rather new to me. I learned the joy of communion with another through spiritual direction. I am a very private person, but just loved that connection and the accountability. My experience with the prayer would not have been the same without the spiritual direction piece.”
“This retreat helped me to see the connection between praying the Scripture and doing the Examen regularly. I needed to cultivate an awareness of God’s grace and mercy. I came to realize that God was forming me through solitude and contemplation. What a joy to know that I am in the hands of God.”
"We keep our eyes clearly fixed on Jesus… In doing so, we become more like the One we walk with to Calvary: more loving, more faithful, more generous, and more compassionate."
- Kevin O’Brien, SJ,
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