The Pilgrim Road
In his autobiography Ignatius of Loyola called himself 'the pilgrim'. Vatican II described the Church as 'a pilgrim people'. The life of faith is a journey we travel with God, with others, with ourselves. It is a journey of surprises, of ups and downs, of discovery. Sometimes it can feel like a lonely journey. Here is a chance to travel this journey with other pilgrims.
In this programme of eight Tuesday evenings, participants will be guided through some of the key moments of the Ignatian spiritual journey. Each evening session will involve some short introductory input; time for personal reflection on that input and a harvesting of the riches of each pilgrim's reflection in discrete sharing. To ensure optimum personal benefit from the course, interested participants must be prepared to commit themselves from the outset to attending all sessions; to have a capacity for personal prayerful reflection and to be prepared to share in a manner they feel appropriate. Ignatius wrote in the Spiritual Exercises, 'It is not knowing much, but realising and relishing things interiorly, that contents and satisfies the person.'
The aim of this course is to help you experience together the graces of the Spiritual Exercises and so enrich your life of faith and service.
Themes covered on this course will include:
- Reflection on our Desires.
- God's dream for us and our response.
- The Discernment of Spirits.
- Spiritual Consolation and Desolation.
- Ignatian Contemplation.
- Self-knowledge and decision-making.
- Walking the Road to Calvary with Jesus.
- Jesus the Consoler in the post-Resurrection scenes.
- Finding God in all things.
- Being Contemplative in the midst of action.
Places are limited. Please register your interest by phone or web.