Meeting Christ in Prayer: Winter Session
February 3 @ 7:00 pm - March 24 @ 8:30 pm
Meeting Christ in Prayer is an interactive 8-week guided prayer experience for small groups. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, it introduces participants to various ways of praying and provides an opportunity to support one another through faith sharing on Zoom.
In the words of our retreatants:
“For me, Meeting Christ in Prayer has allowed me to be open to Christ’s presence in my life, and recognize His joy in my soul with constancy, even when my mind or heart may feel in conflict with this state.”
“Even after several years of studying the Bible, I was able to uncover new layers to readings I had read several times. Meditating on these familiar readings also brought the scenes to life in a new and exciting way whenever I encountered them in a Mass or while praying ”
“Meeting Christ in Prayer has created a stillness inside myself that allows me to hear His whisper, and feel His embrace, which supports me to manifest without hesitation that which He has woven into the tapestry of life around me. ”
Who is this program for?
Adults who want to renew their Christian faith or enrich their prayer life.
Meeting Christ in Prayer is for you if you:
• have little or no experience in praying with others;
• are hungry for a deeper spiritual life;
• are actively seeking to learn more about your faith;
• are seeking spiritual renewal;
• are seeking to form regular prayer habits or seeking new ones;
• desire the support of your Christian community; or
• want to be aware of God’s presence in your daily life.
What does it offer?
Meeting Christ in Prayer offers you the opportunity to take part in a retreat within your daily life, during which you will be asked to commit to 20 to 30 minutes of daily prayer and reflection exercises.
You will be supported throughout the retreat with eight weekly small-group meetings that will include group prayer, guided meditation, faith sharing, and reflection; and an overview of prayer exercises that will be practiced during the week.
As part of a small trust-filled community and through prayer, shared experiences, and explorations of faith, you will deepen your connection with our Creator as you discern the many graces that you receive from God in your daily life.
Meeting Christ in Prayer can inspire a profound sense of mission that invites you to a new level of discipleship.
Cost: A sliding scale of $30-$50, which covers all materials. A good faith offering is appreciated.
Please register via email [email protected] and pick up the MCIP book from the Parish House at St. Ignatius (84th and Park Avenue) by January 31, 2021.