Healing Life’s Hurts Past and Present
Friday, November 1, 7:00pm - Saturday, November 2, 5:00pm
A program for spiritual directors and therapists.
Friday, November 1, 7:00 - 9:00pm - All Saints’ Day Mass at 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 2, 9:00am - 5:00pm includes lunch and Closing Mass at 3:30pm
St. Ignatius taught everyone from scrub women to mystics the Ignatian Examen to daily heal hurts and bring new life. Friday night will explore how to use the Examen to deeply heal the day’s hurts and receive the fullness of the day’s life.
Saturday raises the question: Why do some Ignatian retreats heal deeply while others seem to have little lasting effect? While there are many possible answers, it is not God’s fault for not loving us but shame’s dynamic that keeps us from receiving this infinite, healing Love. How can each week of the Spiritual Exercises heal shame and so lead us to the last exercise of being filled with infinite Divine Love?
Saturday afternoon will focus on the process of healing life’s hurts so we are not trapped in shame but rather gifted as wounded healers. The closing liturgy will focus on giving and receiving Christ’s deep, healing Love.
Immerse yourself in peace by staying overnight and having additional time for reflection, or select the commuting option or single session as your schedule allows. Resources (books and CDs) will be available for purchase during the program.
Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ (as a team with Dennis and Sheila Linn) has focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Ordained in 1973 he currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains spiritual directors at Sacred Ground and serves on the editorial board of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction. Matt, Dennis, and Sheila have written 23 books translated in over 20 languages, (all in Spanish) and with over a million copies in English.
Fr. Matt Linn, SJ