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 Dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises. You will gain an appreciation and understanding of the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises and how the Exercises are structured to help a person grow in deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We will look at the components individually as well as in the context of the overall retreat. We will also will discuss and review the different techniques of prayer and asceticism, which St. Ignatius encourages in the Spiritual Exercises as we proceed through the year.
WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM BEGIN?
The next Prayer Companions class begins on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9am - 11:30am and runs each month through April 2020 (except December).
We have classes on September 21, October 12, November 16, January 11, February 1, March 7, and April 4.
The fee for Prayer Companions is $175 per year. If you are registering 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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