When the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life comes to a close, many desire to look back upon their retreat experience to reflect upon and understand it more deeply. Others respond to a desire to learn more about Ignatian Spirituality and some are interested in training to become an Ignatian prayer guide.
Prayer Companions is a 2-year program for those who have made the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life or, experienced the Spiritual Exercises in a 30-Day silent retreat. Participants explore and learn about the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatian ways of praying, and spiritual discernment among other topics.
The program format includes presentations, reflection, interactive work and group discussion.
Reading assignments will be given to prepare you to receive more readily the content presented as well as an ability to participate more fully in class discussion and exploration.
CONTENT THIS YEAR
Prayer Companions rotates each year between two courses, the Dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises and St. Ignatius’ Rules for the Discernment of Spirits. This year we will be exploring the Rules for the Discernment of Spirits.
These Rules for the Discernment of Spirit are guidelines to help us to continue to progress in our relationship with God by opening our eyes to the interior movements/spirits that go on within which draw us closer to God or stop us from progressing in the spiritual life. You will learn to discern between these different movements and learn some tips to help you to continue to follow Christ more closely. These rules/guidelines are unique to Ignatian Spirituality and are a key component to living a discerning life.
WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM BEGIN?
The next Prayer Companions class begins on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9am - 11:30am and runs each month through April 2019 (except December).
We have classes on September 15, October 13, November 10, January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6.
The fee for Prayer Companions is $175 per year. If you are registering for Year 1 or Year 2, please do so using the form below. Books are not included, you will need to purchase these in addition to your class fee.
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