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The Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life 


9-MONTH RETREAT BEGINNING MID-SEPTEMBER



 

 

WHAT ARE THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES?

 

The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with God. Ignatius wrote that the purpose of the Exercises is to conquer one's self and learn to regulate one’s life in such a way that no decision is made under the influence of any inordinate attachment. He wanted individuals to undertake these exercises with the assistance of an experienced spiritual director who would help them shape the retreat and understand what they were experiencing.

 

WHAT IS A RETREAT "IN DAILY LIFE?"

 

Traditionally, the Spiritual Exercises are experienced by going away to a retreat center for 30 days of prayer and meditation in silence. Our retreats "in daily life" are designed for people who cannot be away for 30 days as they were originally practiced. These retreats will allow you to experience the Exercises with a spiritual director who will guide you over the course of nine months. These retreats are a wonderful way to intentionally grow closer to God, strengthen your prayer life, and enrich your spirit.

 

WHAT DO RETREATANTS COMMIT TO? 

 

This is an in-depth prayer experience which requires a significant commitment on the part of the retreatant. If you decide to make the retreat, you will need to commit to daily prayer practices, readings, and/or meditations as assigned by your spiritual director. In addition to daily prayer, you will commit to attend periodic meetings led by your spiritual director to share your prayer experience and ask questions.

 

 

TWO RETREAT FORMATS

 

Small Group Option (18th Annotation):

 

This option includes small group meetings led by a spiritual director approximately every other week. Both of our small groups are now full. Please contact Carol at carend@morecommunity.org with any questions or to be placed on our waiting list.

 

Individual Option (19th Annotation):

 

This option includes weekly one-on-one meetings with a spiritual director. It is recommended that this retreat be made after other more introductory Ignatian retreat experiences. If you sign up for this option, we will contact you to make arrangements.



QUESTIONS?


Please email Carol Arend at carend@morecommunity.org or call the parish office!


Registration for this retreat is now closed.






 

 

 

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