Are you looking to go deeper in your relationship with God? Join us as we explore the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Our retreat will explore some of the key aspects of the spirituality which flowed out of the life and Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who was declared the Patron Saint of retreats by Pope Pius XI in 1922. This retreat will introduce participants to Ignatian methods of prayer, such as the Daily Examen. Guests will also learn more about the richness of silence and imaginative prayer using Scripture. We’ll explore how we might more effectively discern God’s will for us using St. Ignatius’ time-tested methods, and how we can more easily find God in all things. In addition to the presentations, there will be periods of silent prayer. The extra day will give us more time for reflection and opportunities for individual spiritual direction. If the weather permits, the retreat group may do a group prayer walking exercise too. Guided by Paul Gallagher.
Check-in begins at 4pm. An introduction session will be held at 5pm before dinner. Then the retreat will begin after dinner on Thursday. The group will be in silence for portions of this retreat.
Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith formation leader in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Paul used the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to get his own health back on track and looks forward to helping you with your own transformation. Paul received his doctorate at Catholic University of America, focusing on the positive effects Ignatian Spirituality can have on a person’s health and well-being. His blog, www.makingallthingsnew.com, has been viewed by thousands of people all over the world, and through his retreats, blog posts and spiritual direction, he looks to help people transform their lives by integrating Ignatian practices into their daily routines.