Ignatian Spirituality, Scripture, Prayer
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm
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The Chosen, an American television series, has captured the hearts of many people over the years. Whether you’ve seen a few episodes or not (you can watch them for free on the Internet), we invite you to participate in this prayer workshop on how to “Pray Like The Chosen.”
The Chosen invites us to be a part of the life of Jesus and his disciples in a unique way. Several details in Scripture were written down, yet like many accounts, not all aspects were feasible to share. For example, what were the facial expressions of the disciples during the Feeding of the Five Thousand? What were the conversations between Jesus and his disciples before the Sermon on the Mount? What was Matthew the Tax Collector’s life like before he was called by Jesus? Filling in the details, and the gaps, involves our imagination and a unique form of prayer.
In many traditions, we are a people of the arts through sculptures, stained glass windows, churches, music, and more. St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits and Ignatian Spirituality, invites us to enter our prayer in a unique way—just like The Chosen brings the Gospels to life in an exceptional way through cinema. Ignatius invites us to place ourselves fully within a story or scene from the Gospels using our imagination. This type of prayer is called Scripture Contemplation or Ignatian Contemplation.
Learn and practice this prayer as we walk with Jesus: the one who knows us best and loves us most. Water, coffee, and light snacks will be available. Enjoy small group and large group reflections. Dress appropriately for our walking trails or to sit and enjoy our 57 acres of woods, wetland, deer, and more during your breaks and prayer reflection.
Registration is required. Space is limited.
Fr. Paul O’Connor, SJ
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