In 1521 Ignatius was gravely wounded in a battle with the French. While recuperating, Ignatius Loyola experienced a conversion. Reading the lives of Jesus and the saints made Ignatius happy and aroused desires to do great things. Ignatius realized that these feelings were clues to God’s direction for him.
He went on a pilgrimage to Montserrat and gave up his life as a Nobleman. He then traveled to Manresa and lived for a long time in a cave. It is here during this time of discernment and reflection where Ignatius wrote the Spiritual Exercises. An adaptation of his experience, called the 19th Annotation Retreat, can be made in the midst of daily life over a period of thirty weeks.
This retreat offers one an opportunity to grow in intimacy with God, to discover one’s deep desires, to notice God’s movements in one’s life and respond to them, to grow in freedom in making choices, to connect one’s life experience with the life, death and resurrection of Christ, and to find God in all things.
Meeting Christ In Prayer
“Then you will call upon me and come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
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.