Abiding in God’s Love – An Online/In-person Retreat
Our parish has been offering this one week Ignatian retreat in daily life for forty-three years. The rhythm of the retreat has helped individuals who want to be introduced to praying in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola, that is, engaging the intellect, feelings, and imagination.
We now offer you a refreshed version of the retreat with new Scripture passages and music. During the retreat, you will be invited to reflect on the Mystery of God’s love spilling over into creation; become aware of God’s comforting presence in your life; listen to God’s call to you to be a receiver and giver of Divine Love; and become God’s friend.
Dates: September 11-17, 2022
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Dates: January 22-28, 2023
Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 8, 2023
How to prepare for this retreat
As you ponder whether to make the retreat, we encourage you to look at your calendar and consider where, Monday through Friday, you will carve out 30 minutes each day to pray and 30 minutes each day to meet online or in person with a spiritual director.
Meeting in person assumes that you are fully vaccinated.
All our spiritual directors are volunteers and will reserve this week of retreat for you. We ask you to be faithful to your time commitment of praying and meeting with your spiritual director Monday through Friday. The registration form will ask you to identify the online platforms that you are comfortable using and inquire about the days and times when you can meet in person.
Retreatants who have made this retreat have found the opening and closing sessions to be integral to the experience. With this retreat, 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 for the September retreat is Sunday, September 11th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and the closing session is on Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 – 10:30 AM. The opening session for the January retreat is Sunday, January 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and the closing session is on Saturday, January 28th from 8:30 – 10:30 AM. The opening and closing sessions are held online.
We encourage you to register early as these retreats may fill before the deadline!
Registration for the Janauary 2023 retreat is now closed.
by Sunday, January 8
What did individuals say about their retreat experience last year?
“The opening of the retreat set the tone of “coming apart to pray” immediately. I was excited to get going!”
“I encountered Jesus for the first time in a long time – at least in a way that I could comprehend.”
“My guide helped so much by her simple direct questions/comments, which helped me focus each day.”
“I appreciated the daily sheets with the recommended grace and scripture passages. The clear rhythm and structure of the schedule and variation and choice in passages made space for a lot of freedom.”
“My meeting with my spiritual guide helped solidify what I experienced in prayer and helped me to see more clearly where Jesus was at work.”
“The opening of the retreat was calming, informative and was a good introduction to how we could pray during the week.”
“Speaking with a person who was genuinely interested in me and my journey with God was very powerful.”