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Reflections:

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In addition to the retreats and programs offered by our Spiritual Growth staff, the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth welcomes Catholic and other ecumenical groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group meetings.

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

That is enough for me.

—St. Ignatius of Loyola

Day Programs  (page 1)

“Seen in this light, prayer is time taken out of the linear journey of our days, and it is also our most profound reality.

When we pray, we move inward to our God center.” – Margaret Silf, Inner Compass

 

Take a little time out of your linear journey!  Spend a half-day or a full day of quiet reflection at the Jesuit Center with input from staff members and/or outside presenters.  Each program will include time for quiet prayer, Mass, and a meal (or meals).

 

Sept 22, 2017  “The Spirit in My Heart”: A Day of Reflection for Diocesan Priest Spiritual Directors – Susan Baker & Frank Kaminski, SJ

 

“But with a spiritual director, I have to talk about what is in my heart.  The examination of conscience isn’t the same for confession and for spiritual direction.  For confession, I have to look at where I was lacking, where I lost patience, if I was greedy — that kind of thing, those concrete things that are sinful… But in spiritual direction, I must examine what is happening in my heart, where the Spirit is moving, if I felt desolation or consolation, if I am tired, why I am sad: These are things to talk about with the man or woman who is my spiritual director.” (Pope Francis, May 18, 2015)

 

Ignatian spirituality is based on discernment of spirits and the communal life of the Church; only in assisting and supporting one another can we truly understand the movements of God’s Spirit.  This day for diocesan priests who are spiritual directors will provide input and discussion focusing on the importance of spiritual direction, supervision and discernment, and will also include liturgy, time for personal prayer and lunch.  (Click to print and share our event flyer.)

 

Program begins:  10:30 AM   |  Departure:  3:30 PM  |  Deposit: $25  |  Cost: $50 ($85 if arriving Thursday & staying overnight)

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Nov 2, 2017   “Praying at the Threshold” All Souls’ Day Programs Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM (click for bio)

Program offered TWICE, first from 10am to 2pm; again from 5pm to 9pm.

 

On All Souls’ Day, we hold in tenderness and in prayer our loved ones who have crossed the threshold into risen life.  Though our faith assures us that death is not the last word, we may find few things more poignant than saying good-bye.  Join us today to remember the company of those who have gone before us, to grieve their loss, to celebrate their lives, to reflect on the wholeness that is God’s dream for all of us.  Each of the programs will include prayer, presentation, times of reflection and quiet, and a liturgy of remembrance.  The day program concludes with lunch; the evening program begins with dinner.

 

This program will be offered twice on Nov 2:

10 AM – 2PM (includes lunch)  |  5 PM – 9 PM (includes dinner)  |  Deposit: $25  |  Cost: $50

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After you register, you'll be instructed to make your deposit and/or pay your final cost. Click here to make payment.

 

 

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