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September 13 – 15, 2019 – COED WEEKEND RETREAT – St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Ignatius Loyola – Prayer In The Challenges Of Daily Living
September 13 @ 7:00pm - September 15 @ 7:00pm
Retreat begins on Friday evening with dinner at 7:15pm and ends on Sunday after Mass and lunch around 1:00pm.
Led by Manresa Companions: Bob Guigliano, Ph.D. psychologist and spiritual director, Rick D’Aversa, a mentor in the spirituality of the 12 steps and the Spiritual Exercises and Barbara Stahley, spiritual director, certified Christian life Coach and giver of Bible workshops.
As we all well know, life is a journey. We come from the heart and mind of the mystery of God, are born into this world to know, love, praise and serve God and return to the heart of God in eternal life. It is that middle phase that makes and breaks us, wounds and hurts us, is full of joy and sorrow but nevertheless enables us to love and be loved and with God’s grace to grow and flourish.
The sessions of this weekend retreat will be an opportunity to become familiar with how St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face and Saint Ignatius Loyola were transformed by grace in facing the painful challenges they were confronted with in their lives. God has given them to us and the Church holds them out to us so we can learn from them about what is possible in and through prayer.
We will have an overview of their lives, family influences, major crises of faith and the challenges they necessarily had to deal with over the course of their spiritual development. We will tease out the “takeaways” they have for us now and imagine what might they say to one another about the life of prayer, service and relationship with God.
During each meeting we will open with prayer and music, have a presentation on the theme, pray contemplatively with a passage from their writing or a scripture passage and end with prayer in the spirit of Thérèse and Ignatius. There will be handouts with suggestions for prayer and reading.
Sponsored by: Women’s September Retreat – Mount Manresa Men & Women – Jesuit Alumni