Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying: "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as weRead More
Prayer Group- The Ignatian Adventure
September 20, 2017 –
The Ignatian Adventure-Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Daily Life.
When: Wednesday's starting Sept. 20th 6-7 pm weekly in the Parish Hall Library.
Contact: Threenovacks@gmail.com to sign up.
"There is no better guide than Saint Ignatius of Loyola if one desires to discover how faith and everyday life can thrive together. The Ignatian Adventure, by Kevin O'Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius's lead and offers time strapped individuals a unique way of making the spiritual exercises in daily life and is the only cost of the program as all participants will need to have a copy of the book.
Ignatius gave the church the Spiritual Exercises as a testament to God's gentle, persistent laboring in his life. Over his lifetime, Ignatius became convinced that the Exercises could help other people draw closer to God and discern God's call in their lives, much as they had helped him. The purpose of the exercises is very practical: to grow in union with God, who frees us to make good decisions about our lives and to help souls. The exercises help us grow in interior freedom from sin and disordered loves so that we can respond more generously to God's call in our life. The Exercises are a school of prayer in mediation and contemplation.
This group will meet weekly for an hour to discuss the daily assignments they will be doing on their own. While the book opens with helpful background information, including a brief history of St. Ignatius, its core provides 32 weeks of prayer and meditations to draw participants into a deeper encounter with God. But what truly sets this book apart from other Ignatian retreats in daily life (19th annotation) is how O'Brien weaves throughout the pages his own accounts of living out the exercises in everyday life. "
A minimum number of people are required to start the program so tell your friends if you are interested in joining! The program is free and the only required materials are the book and your time dedicated to pray. Participants will be asked to spend at least 30 minutes in prayer every day using the programs guidelines. Please sign up to attend!