St Ignatius at the Movies
Ever noticed how film can engage your attention and captivate your imagination? When we go to the movies we step into another world, a world where we are entertained and also challenged, provoked and moved.
So what has Saint Ignatius to do with the Movies? Living in the sixteenth century Ignatius never got the chance to see a film, but he was highly attentive to the imagination and the emotions as places of everyday spiritual encounter. If Ignatius was at the movies, we reckon he would have suggested an Ignatian way of watching!
So, using the powerful medium of film, together with personal reflection and group discussion, this series proposes a cinematic journey through some major themes of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (considering God’s dream for our lives, making choices, for example).
Each evening begins with some input around the theme of the evening and its link with the film. After watching the film together, there is reflection and exchange on what has been striking each one. Material for further reflection and prayer after the evening, together with the opportunity to continue to exchange using our online forum will be provided. As each evening will build on the previous one, participation in all seven evenings is important, as is the willingness to engage with and reflect on each of the films personally and in small groups. No prior knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises is needed. The cost of the programme is €155. This includes input, group materials and access to the interactive forum. Concessions are available on request. The evenings will be facilitated by Sr Avril O’Regan RLR.
Please register your interest by phone (01) 833 1352 email firstname.lastname@example.org or web by Monday 13 January, 2014.