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A Virtual Program
Tuesday, September 7 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, September 18 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, September 25 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, October 2 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Saturday, October 9 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Directed and Facilitated by JRC staff and retreat directors.
In his radically innovative book, The First Spiritual Exercises, Australian Jesuit retreat director Michael Hansen, SJ, presents four different retreats on inner peace. These retreats combine spiritual conversation and spiritual exercises akin to the form of the spiritual exercises thought to be given by Ignatius and the early Jesuits to anyone of good will. The word “service” abounds in the First Spiritual Exercises.
This particular retreat, Inner Peace in the Service of God, aims to free sacred desires and loosen one’s feet for the service of God. It hopes to bring the retreatant the peace that comes from knowing one’s work with Jesus in a particular service is deeply right to who one is.
Each four-week retreat in daily life involves a commitment to 40-50 minutes a day of structured prayer from Monday to Thursday and a weekend exercise. Retreatants meet weekly (via Zoom on Saturday morning from 10 – 11:30 am) during the retreat to receive guidance from the retreat leaders and to share their experience in small group spiritual conversation with facilitators. Come and experience this journey into a more fruitful service!
Orientation and Introduction: Tuesday, September 7, 7:00pm
Small Group One: Saturday, September 18, 10 - 11:30am
Small Group Two: Saturday, September 25, 10 - 11:30am
Small Group Three: Saturday, October 2, 10:00 - 11:30am
Small Group Four: Saturday, October 9, 10:00 - 11:30am
Participants should need to purchase the book, First Spiritual Exercises by Michael Hansen, SJ
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