Growing: Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
The Spiritual Exercises help you fall more deeply in love with God and live in closer communion with Him.
Originally developed by Ignatius of Loyola in the 1500’s, this encounter with God is often called a “retreat in everyday life” because the exercises help participants pay attention to the ways God is active and present in their lives and in the world around them.
Experienced spiritual directors lead a small group through a 32-week retreat focused on scripture and the life of Jesus, inviting growth in prayer through silence, reflection on scripture, group interaction and individual spiritual direction. This is a soul workout, requiring 30 minutes to an hour a day to focus attention on God and His work in your life.
Participants in Ignatian Groups are asked to commit to attend weekly mini-retreats September through mid-May. Directed daily prayer and monthly spiritual direction round out the retreat experience.
This year’s group will meet:
Tuesdays, September 17 through May 19
WellSpring office at 845 Oak Grove Avenue, Suite 202
On September 17, January 7 and May 19 the meetings will start at 6:00
and include dinner.
The cost to participate in a group is $1200 for the year including a $100 deposit. Payment plans and partial scholarships are available. Don’t let the cost keep you from applying. Space is limited to six participants and enrollment must be completed by September 10, 2019. Stacey Charonnat and Janet Perez will be leading the group. Both have experience leading groups and individuals through the Ignatian Exercises.
If you feel drawn to investigate, contact Janet Perez. There is a process of discernment since this is a high-commitment endeavor!
Individuals can also be led through the Ignatian Exercises one-on-one with a spiritual director. Regular meeting times will be established directly with the leader. The cost to participate will be communicated directly by the retreat leader and is typically a little more than the cost of participating with a group.
If you are interested, please email us and the retreat leader will respond to you personally.