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Individually Directed Retreats

3, 5, or 8 day,

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Ongoing Spiritual

Direction

Theme Retreats In The Jesuit Tradition


Chapel

Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering
2325 Liverpool Road
Pickering, Ontario L1X 1V4
Tel: (905) 839-2864
Fax: (905) 839-7289

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Scripture Passages for a Thirty Day Retreat


Introductory and Principle and Foundation Themes

OPENNESS TO PRAYER

Luke 11:1-13 ========== Lord, Teach us to pray

Matthew 6:7-13 ========== Lord, teach us to pray

Romans 8: 26-35 ========== The Spirit comes to help us

GOD'S LOVE


Isaiah 43:1-7 ========== You are precious in my eyes

John 14:14-28 ========== God's presence

Romans 8: 31-39 ========== With God on our side who can be against us

Psalm 103 ========== No less than the heights of heaven

Deut 1:29-32 ========== Do not take fright...

Hosea 11:1-9 ========== When Israel was a child

Luke 12:22-32 ========== Lilies of the fields

Genesis 1-2 ========== Accounts of creation

Deut 28:10-22 ========== Creaturehood

Ezekiel 1-3:27 ========== Visions
Samuel 3:1-21 ========== Call of Samuel
Cor 1:3-11 ========== Blessing of Paul


AWE


Exodus 3:16 ========== Moses before the burning bush

DEPENDENCE


Psalm 139 ========== O God you know me

SERVICE AND CALL


1 Samuel 3:1-21 ========== Call of Samuel

TRUST


Deut 1:29-32 ========== Yahweh is in front of you

USE OF CREATURES


Genesis 1-2 ========== Story of creation

CREATUREHOOD


Job 1:21 ========== Naked I was born, naked I shall return

HOLY INDIFFERENCE


Genesis 22:1-18 ========== Abraham and Isaac

THE NEARNESS AND CARE OF GOD


Isaiah 6:1-9 ========== Call of Isaiah

MAGIS


1 Samuel 3:1-14 ========== Call of Samuel

SINNER IN EXILE


Luke 15:11-32 ========== The Prodigal Son

THE SIN OF THE ANGELS


2 Peter 2:1-22 ========== God did not spare the angels

THE SIN OF ADAM


Genesis 3:1-13 ========== Sin of Adam and Eve

THE SIN OF ONE PERSON


Ezekiel 36:25-29 ========== I shall pour clean water over you

Genesis 4:1-16 ========== Sin of Cain

Mark 7:14-23 ========== Clean and unclean

Luke 16:19-31 ========== Rich man and Lazarus

Luke 18:9-14 ========== Pharisee and the Publican

Ezekiel 16:1-63 ========== Allegorical history of Israel

2 Samuel 11:1-12 ========== Sin of David

Romans 7:14-25 ========== Instead of the good, I sin

1 John 2:12-17 ========== Detachment from the world

THE NATURE OF SIN


Romans 8:6ff ========== Enmity with God

HELL AND JUDGMENT


Matthew 25:31-46 ========== Parable of the Last Judgment

Matthew 21:33-46 ========== Wicked husbandmen

Luke 12:16-21 ========== Rich young man and barns

Luke 7:36-50 ========== Woman who washes the feet of Jesus

Psalm 51 ========== Miserere

Ephesians 2:1-10 ========== Generous love of God

Wisdom 17 ========== Hell

THE KINGDOM


John 10:1-18 ========== Jesus the good shepherd

Philippians 3:7-16 ========== All I want to know is Christ Jesus

Luke 5:1-11 ========== Call of the apostles


EXERCISES OF THE SECOND WEEK
Incarnation -- Nativity -- Early Hidden Life

John 1:1-5, 9-14 ========== In the beginning was the Word

Luke 2:1-7 ========== The Nativity
Luke 1:46-55 ========== Magnificate of Our Lady

Luke 2:8-20 ========== Visit of the Shepherds

Wisdom 18:14-15 ========== Down from heaven leapt your word

Luke 2:22-39 ========== Presentation in the temple

Luke 1:68-79 ========== The benedictus

Matthew 2:13-18 ========== Flight to Egypt -- Innocents

Matthew 2:1-12 ========== Visit of the Magi

Matthew 2:19-23 ========== Return from Egypt

Luke 2:51-52 ========== Obedience of Jesus

Luke 2:41-50 ========== Finding in the temple

Matthew 2:23 ========== He will be called a Nazarene

Colossians 3:1-4 ========== Hidden in Jesus

TWO STANDARDS


John 8:31-51 ========== Pharisees, the devil is your father

Revelation 12:1-6 ========== Dragon making war on.... offering

1 Timothy 6:3-10 ========== Self conceit, love of money

1 Peter 2:18-3 --3:17 ========== Slaves be obedient to your masters

Matthew 5:10-12 ========== Blessed are you when men reject you

THREE CLASSES OF PEOPLE


Luke 18:18-30 ========== The rich young man

PUBLIC LIFE OF JESUS


Luke 3:1-20 ========== The preaching of John the Baptist

Matthew 3:13ff ========== Jesus leaves home

Matthew 3:13-17 ========== Baptism at the Jordan

Romans 6:1-14 ========== We were baptized into his death

Matthew 4:1-11 ========== Jesus is tempted in the desert

Hebrews 2:14-18 ========== Essential he should be like his brothers

Luke 4:16-30 ========== Jesus at Nazareth

CALL OF THE APOSTLES


Luke 5:1-11 ========== I will make you fishers of men

John 1:35-51 ========== The call of John, Andrew, Peter

OLD TESTAMENT CALLS


Exodus 3 =======The call of Moses

THREE DEGREES OF HUMILITY


Luke 6: 20-23 ========= Beatitudes

2 Cor 6: 4-10 ========== Servants -- fortitude in suffering

PUBLIC LIFE CONTINUED


John 2: 1-12 ========== The miracle at Cana

John 4:1-42 ========== The woman at the well
Luke 11:1-13 ========== Jesus at prayer

Luke 19:47-48 ========== Jesus preaching

Luke 6:17-49 ========== The sermon on the mount

Matthew 14:22-33 ========== Jesus walks on the water

John 10:1-18 ========== Jesus, the door to the sheepfold

Luke 10:38-42 ========== Jesus with Martha and Mary

John 11:1-44 ========== The raising of Lazarus

Luke 8:4-15 ========== The parable of the sower

Luke 10:29-37 ========== The Good Samaritan--love

Luke 16:1-13 ========== The Crafty Stewart

Luke 9:28-36 ========== Transfiguration

 

THE THIRD WEEK
Passion and Death of Our Lord

 

Matthew 21:1-17 ========== Jesus enters Jerusalem

Matthew 26:1-14 ========== The anointing at Bethany

Luke 22:7-23 ========== Last supper

John 13:1-15 ========== Jesus washes the disciples feet

Luke 22:39-46 ========== Agony in the garden

Luke 22:54-62 ========== Peter's denials

John 18:12-24 ========== Jesus before Annas and Caiphas

Matthew 26:57-68 ========== Night session with the Sanhedrin

Matthew 26:69-75 ========== Denial of Peter
Luke 22:54-62 ========== Denial of Peter
Luke 23:1-7 ========== Jesus before Pilate

Luke 23:8-25 ========== Jesus before Herod and Pilate
John 18:28--1:16 ========== Last trial with Pilate
Matthew 27:26-31 ========== Scourging, crowning with thorns

Luke 23:26-32 ========== The Way of the Cross
Matthew 27:32ff ========== The Way of the Cross
Luke 23:33-46 ========== Crucifixion

John 19:17-37 ========== Crucifixion

Luke 23:47-54 ========== Jesus taken down from the cross

Luke 23:52-56 ========== Burial


HOLY SATURDAY


Psalm 42 ========== Lament for Levite in exile

 

THE FOURTH WEEK
Resurrection and Contemplation to Obtain Divine Love

JESUS APPEARS TO MARY


Psalm 116 ========== Thanksgiving
Luke 1:46-55 ========== The Magnificat
Ephesians 1:3-14 ========== God's plan of salvation
Mark 16:1-8 ========== Jesus appears to the women

John 20:11-18 ========== Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene

Luke 24:13-35 ========== Appearance on the road to Emmaus

Luke 24:36-49 ========== Jesus appears to the Apostles

Philippians 4:4-9 ========== The Lord is very near

John 21 ========== Appearances to the Apostles omn Lake Tiberius

Matthew 28:16-20 ========== Mission to the World

Acts 1:1-11 ========== Ascension

Acts 9:1-22 ========== Conversion of Paul


THE CONTEMPLATION TO ATTAIN DIVINE LOVE

Point One


Psalm 104 ========== The glories of creation
1 John 4:7--5:4 ========== Love and faith
Psalm 136 ========== Litany of thanksgiving
1 Cor 4:7-13 ========== Servants of Christ
Ephesians 4:10 ========== Christ fills all things


Point Two


Psalm 139 ========== The praise of God's omniscience
Hosea 11:1-4 ========== When Israel was a child
Isaiah 54:5-10 ========== The love of Yahweh


Point Three


Psalm 136 ========== Litany of thanksgiving
John 3:16-17 ========== God loved the world so much He sent His Son
Hebrews 1:1-7 ========== Greeting, new heart
Romans 8:14-39 ========== Children of God


Point Four


Ephesians 1:3-14 ========== God's plan of salvation
1 John 1:1-4 ========== The incarnate word


Background


Exodus 15:1-18 ========== Song of victory
Deut 11:1-32 ========== Canticle of Moses
Job 38:1--42:1-6 ========== Injunctions to Israel
Colossians 1:9-23 ========== Reach full knowledge
Colossians 3:1-4 ========== Life-giving union with Christ
Colossians 3:12-17 ========== You are God's chosen race
1 John 3:1-3 ========== Live as God's children
1 John 5:1-21 ========== Love God's children
Ephesians 3:4-21 ========== Know the love of Christ
Revelations 21:1-8 ========== New heaven, new earth
Revelations 22:1-21 ========== Spirit and the Bride say come

 

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