RETREATS

Weekend Retreats

- For Men

- For Women

- For Couples

- For Members of the

12 Step Programs

Individually Directed Retreats

Monday to Friday

by arrangement

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

E-mail

 

Ignatian Retreat

 


 

IgnatiusThe Ignatian Weekend Retreat is an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises along the lines suggested by St. Ignatius in his 18th Annotation. "The Spiritual Exercises must be adapted to the condition of the one who is to engage in them, that is, to his age, education and talent." The weekend is first and foremost a school of prayer, the dominant form of prayer being an introduction to Ignatian contemplation. Four input sessions revolve around the theme of desiring, seeking and finding God in the reality of every day life. There is an opportunity for one on one consultation with staff members, a reconciliation service, a communal Way of the Cross which emphasizes the social dimensions of our faith, and a Eucharistic Celebration each day. A strong commitment runs like an electric current through all elements of the program -- a commitment to a faith that does justice. Retreatants are called to interior silence for the week-end -- a precious gift which many discover as gift only after they have experienced it for the first time.

FRIDAY


7:30 P.M. ------- Arrival
8:30 P.M. ------- (I) Orientation, Conference, Personal Prayer and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.


SATURDAY

7:30 A.M. ------- Rise
8:00 A.M. ------- Morning prayer in St. Ignatius Chapel
8:30 A.M. ------- Breakfast
9:30 A.M. ------- Input Session For Prayer (Max. 20-25 minutes).
10:00 A.M.------- Personal Prayer and Reflection time.
12:30 P.M.------- Lunch
2:00 P.M. ------- Way Of The Cross
3:00 P.M. ------- Input Session For Prayer (Max. 20-25 minutes).
3:30 P.M. ------- Personal Prayer and Reflection time.
4:00 P.M. ------- Reconciliation Service followed by Sacramental Confession for those who so desire.
5:30 P.M. ------- Dinner
7:00 P.M. ------- Eucharistic Celebration
8:00 P.M. ------- Film

SUNDAY

7:30 A.M. ------- Rise
8:00 A.M. ------- Morning prayer in St. Ignatius Chapel
8:30 A.M. ------- Breakfast
9:30 A.M. ------- Input Session For Prayer (Max. 20-25 minutes).
10:00 A.M.------- Personal Prayer and Reflection time.
10:45 A.M.------- "Closing the Circle"
11:45 A.M.------- Eucharistic Celebration
12:30 P.M.------- Closing Lunch

Consulting hours will be posted on the notice board in the Conference Room.

Manresa is a smoke free facility.
Smoking is permitted outside or in the designated area only!