Meditation is a very special method of praying. Prayer is bringing your mind, soul and spirit to God’s presence, to God Almighty himself. In a regular prayer, you use words to articulate your thoughts (out loud or silently). But when you meditate, instead of using your voice, you use your imagination – thoughts inside your mind. There is also different, not well know, but extremely powerful Spoken Meditation, which I prefer the most due to amazing results.
Offering Spiritual Direction to Evangelicals
Rev Rick Beck
The history of our personal faith has an impact on how we approach and receive spiritual direction. The evangelical experience can include a vast array of expressions. We will gather to explore the history and influence of evangelicalism on people’s lives and what to consider when offering spiritual direction to people from evangelical traditions.
ONLINE Dreamwork Evenings
Dreams and My Spiritual Journey
Sr. Ita Connery, fcJ
Every dream, like a fairytale, is a series of images and symbols that recount the story of the soul. Just as the fairytale encapsulates the soul of the race, a dream encapsulates the soul of the person at the time of dreaming. Using the images in a fairytale, we will explore the significance of metaphor and symbol to enlarge our understanding of symbology. Our personal dreams may then be more easily amplified and their lesson more clearly understood. Come to expand your inner horizon through engaging your imagination and creativity. Come to relax and be refreshed as you discover your own unique soul.
Advent Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life
An Ignatian Online Group Retreat
Sr Ann Marie Walsh, fcJ. Karen Wold
For people who desire to deepen their spirituality with daily prayer, reflection and weekly spiritual conversation in a small group, we are offering an Advent Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life. This retreat is inspired by and rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and based on the work of Joseph Tetlow, SJ.
This retreat meets Strategic Plan Objective #2, in the section under “Program”: “To offer a variety of opportunities for people to deepen their spirituality with reflection, prayer, ritual, spiritual accompaniment, education and culture by offering a variety of retreats, giving opportunity to experience the now in the context of human and spiritual development.”
Facilitated Peer Supervision for Beginning Directors
Ongoing Formation for Spiritual Directors
Facilitated Peer Supervision is a director-centred process. The goal of peer supervision is to help the Supervisee come to a deeper understanding of self as a spiritual director. Well-structured group supervision sessions provide a context for mutual support, as well as ongoing formation in spiritual direction. N.B. Only people who are currently serving in the ministry of spiritual direction are eligible to participate in this program.
Sessions: Jan 18; Feb 15; Mar 15; April 19; and May 17, 2022