Thu, Feb 17|
FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre
Savoring the Spiritual Exercises: Deepening our Retreat Experience 2022
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre, 219 19 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8, Canada
About the Event
This small group program is designed for those who have completed the Full Spiritual Exercises of St.
Ignatius of Loyola. Through input, prayer, personal reflection, and group sharing, participants will gain
greater understanding of Ignatian principles and their own personal growth.
Additional Information: Savoring the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola: Deepening our Retreat Experience.
So often, people who come to the close of the Full Exercises of St. Ignatius long for something to help them continue to grow in deepening that experience. This series is just that! This group is open to anyone who has completed the Full Exercises of St. Ignatius through the 30-Day Retreat, 19th Annotation Retreat in Daily Life, or through other options offered to do the Complete Exercises. It is important to have your Spiritual Exercises Journal with you so that you can revisit your initial experiences and consider how the graces received continute to influence your current life situation. The group will meet once a month for five months. At each gathering, participants will receive some input on the ‘Week’ being reflected on at that meeting, and then share their own reflections of their personal experiences of the 'Week' with the group. Between sessions, participants will be expected to take time to pray, reflect, and journal in preparation for the next gathering. This series of five sessions begins in February and concludes in June. The evening begins at 7 pm and concludes at 9 pm.
Session dates: February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, and June 16 2022. Free parking in the Centre parking lot!
Sr. Ann Marie Walsh is a member of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ), and a staff member at the FCJ Christian Life Centre. She offers individual spiritual direction and individual or group retreats in person and on-line. Ann Marie came to the FCJ Centre in 2012 after many years in Catholic Education, both as a teacher and an administrator. She has held various leadership roles in her congregation. Having received her training in spiritual direction with the Jesuits at Loyola House in Guelph, Ontario, she was a member of the retreat staff there before coming to Calgary. The ministry of spiritual direction gives her the opportunity to remind people that God loves them uniquely and individually. Accompanying people in their search for a closer relationship with God brings her joy.
Patricia Harasym, a member of the FCJ Centre Resource Team, offers spiritual direction, individual and group retreats, and courses at the FCJ Centre. Patricia is on the National Council for the Canadian Community for Christian Meditation and facilitates Christian Meditation groups through the FCJ Centre. Patricia received her training in Ignatian Spiritual Direction at the FCJ Centre Calgary and her Master’s and PhD level training in Communication and Culture from the University of Calgary. Her passion for compassionate and equitable communication underlays her deep desire to find God in all things.
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